Denomination: 'Kirine-12'
Trade name: Angelart Peach
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: 05-5182
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-06-08
Certificate Number: 2793
Date rights surrendered: 2012-06-22

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Inupcream' (Sunsatia Peach) and 'Kirine-14' (Angelart Fruit Punch)

Summary: 'Kirine-12' has plants which are less dense, with thinner stems and smaller leaves than 'Inupcream'. 'Kirine-12' differs in colour from'Inupcream' and 'Kirine-14' for both lower and upper corolla lips. The flowers of 'Kirine-12' have an orange coloured palate with red tones, whereas 'Inupcream' and 'Kirine-14' both have a yellow orange palate colour.


PLANT: semi-erect growth habit, sparse to medium density, medium number of branches

LEAF: short to medium in length, very narrow to narrow, dentate margin, lanceolate, medium green, medium anthocyanin colouration along margins, no petiole

PEDICEL: medium length
CALYX: dense pubescence on margins
COROLLA: medium to long, medium to broad, uniform colour distribution, colour strongly fading as flower ages, purple red on lower side
UPPER LIP OF COROLLA: uniform colour distribution, light yellow with overlay of purple red on upper side, dark violet spot at base (strongly conspicuous)
CENTRAL LOBES OF UPPER LIP OF COROLLA: weak undulation of margin, very weak reflexing
LATERAL LOBES OF UPPER LIP OF COROLLA: very weak or no reflexing
LOWER LIP OF COROLLA: light yellow with medium overlay of purple red and yellow orange, strong undulation of margin, weak reflexing
PALATE: orange red with red tones, medium in size

Origin & Breeding History: 'Kirine-12' is a product of a planned breeding program conducted by the breeder in Tochigi, Japan. It originated from a cross in March 2004 between the variety 'White Wing' as the female parent and Nemesia strumosa seed variety 'Nebula Orange' as the male parent. 'Kirine-12' was selected in September 2004 based on its freely branching and vigourous growth habit, flower size and colour, sterility and tolerance to heat and other weather extremes.

Tests & Trials: The tests and trials for 'Kirine-12' 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 per variety on May 9, 2006. All colour characteristics were determined using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Kirine-12' with reference varieties 'Inupcream' and 'Kirine-14'

Leaf length (mm)

  'Kirine-12' 'Inupcream' 'Kirine-14'
mean 28.8 43.5 29.9
std. deviation 4.13 4.97 3.31

Leaf width (mm)

  'Kirine-12' 'Inupcream' 'Kirine-14'
mean 7.2 15.7 8.9
std. deviation 1.40 3.06 1.45

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Kirine-12' 'Inupcream' 'Kirine-14'
upper lip 8C-D with strong overlay of N57B-C 11D with purple along margin, fading with age 52B (as dark as 53D-52B)
marking at base of upper lip 79A-B 79B-C N77A
lower lip 8C-D with medium overlay of N57B and 21B tones in center 11D with 2D toward palate, 9B-C under palate area 51A-B

Colour of palate (RHS)

  'Kirine-12' 'Inupcream' 'Kirine-14'
main N25A with red tones 21A 23A speckled with N25A

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Nemesia: 'Kirine-12' (left) with reference varieties 'Inupcream' (center) and 'Kirine-14' (right)

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Nemesia: 'Kirine-12' (left) with reference varieties 'Inupcream' (center) and 'Kirine-14' (right)

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