Denomination: 'Kirine-9'
Trade name: Angelart Melon
Botanical Name: Nemesia
Applicant/Holder: Japan Agribio Company, Limited
1-5-11 Irifune, Chuo-ku
Breeder: Daigaku Takeshita, Kirin Brewery Company, Limited, Tokyo, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2005-11-29
Application Number: 05-5181
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-06-08
Certificate Number: 2792
Date rights surrendered: 2012-06-22

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Intraired' (Sunsatia Cranberry) and 'Kirine-13' (Angelart Cherry)

Summary: The plants of 'Kirine-9' are more erect with thinner stems and smaller leaves than 'Intraired'. The upper lip of the corolla of 'Kirine-9' is darker red than that of 'Intraired' while that of 'Kirine-13' is dark purple red to dark pink red with orange red tones. Conspicuousness of the marking at the base of the upper lip is stronger for 'Kirine-9' than 'Intraired'. The lower lip of the corolla for 'Kirine-9' is red with orange brown tones at the margin which become more yellow as the flower ages while it is darker red with dark pink red tones for 'Intraired' and red with yellow tones for 'Kirine-13'. The palate of 'Kirine-9' is orange red speckled with dark purple red whereas for 'Intraired', it is dark purple red with dense yellow pubescence and for 'Kirine-13', it is red with yellow tones and sparse yellow pubescence.


PLANT: erect to semi-erect growth habit, medium to dense, moderate number of branches, medium in height, thin to medium thick stems

LEAF: medium in length, narrow to medium in width, dentate margin, lanceolate, medium green, moderate anthocyanin colouration of the veins, no petiole

PEDICEL: medium in length
CALYX: moderate density of pubescence on margins only
COROLLA: medium in length, narrow to medium in width, weakly to strongly fading colour as flower ages, purple red with dark pink red margin on lower side
UPPER LIP OF COROLLA: darker colour distribution toward apex of lobes, dark pink red with darker red veins, no secondary colouration, marking at base is dark violet and strongly conspicuous
CENTRAL LOBES OF UPPER LIP OF COROLLA: medium in length, medium in width, weak undulation of margin, no reflexing
LOWER LIP OF COROLLA: short to medium in length, medium in width, red with orange brown tones at the margin, no secondary colouration, moderate to strong undulation of margin, very weak reflexing
PALATE: orange red speckled with dark purple red, medium in size

Origin & Breeding History: 'Kirine-9' is a product of a planned breeding program conducted by the breeder in Tochigi-ken, Japan. It originated from a cross in March of 2004 between Nemesia variety 'White Wing' and Nemesia strumosa variety 'Nebula White'. 'Kirine-9' was selected in September of 2004 based on its freely branching and vigorous growth habit, flower colour and size, sterility and tolerance to heat and other weather extremes.

Tests & Trials: The tests and trials for 'Kirine-9' were conducted in a greenhouse at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario during the spring of 2006. The trial included 15 plants of each variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11 cm pots on March 31, 2006. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on May 9, 2006. All colour characteristics were determined using the 2001 Royal Horticultural society (RHS) colour chart.

Comparison tables for 'Kirine-9' with reference varieties 'Intraired' and 'Kirine-13'

Plant height (cm)

  'Kirine-9' 'Intraired' 'Kirine-13'
mean 24.0 20.5 22.6
std. deviation 1.14 4.22 1.57

Leaf length (mm)

  'Kirine-9' 'Intraired' 'Kirine-13'
mean 34.7 42.3 32.4
std. deviation 3.59 5.25 2.88

Leaf width (mm)

  'Kirine-9' 'Intraired' 'Kirine-13'
mean 9.8 15.0 8.1
std. deviation 1.23 2.31 0.74

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Kirine-9' 'Intraired' 'Kirine-13'
upper lip 45D with 45C veins 46A-B with 53C tones 53B-C with 41B tones
lower lip 33A with 35A tones at margin 46A-B with 53C tones 45C with yellow tones
marking at base of upper lip 79A-B 79A stripes 79A

Colour of palate (RHS)

  'Kirine-9' 'Intraired' 'Kirine-13'
main N25A speckled with 185A 46A N30A with yellow tones

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Nemesia: 'Kirine-9' (left) with reference varieties 'Intraired' (center) and 'Kiirne-13' (right)

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Nemesia: 'Kirine-9' (left) with reference varieties 'Intraired' (center) and 'Kiirne-13' (right)

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