Denomination: 'Kirine-15'
Trade name: Angelart Orange
Botanical Name: Nemesia
Applicant/Holder: Dummen Group B.V.
P.O. Box 26
Coldenhovelaan 6, 2678 PS
De Lier
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: 05-5185
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-06-08
Certificate Number: 2796
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2025-06-08

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'KLENH05427' (Serengeti Yellow) and 'Kirine-14' (Angelart Fruit Punch)

Summary: 'Kirine-15' has an erect to semi-erect growth habit and taller plants than 'KLENH05427' which has a more spreading growth habit. There is medium intensity anthocyanin colouration on the veins of the leaves of 'Kirine-15', whereas the leaves of 'KLENH05427' have no anthocyanin colouration. The major difference between 'Kirine-15' and 'KLENH05427' is flower colour. The candidate variety also differs from 'Kirine-14' in main colour of the corolla. 'Kirine-14' has an orange secondary colour on the lower lip of the corolla and 'Kirine-15' does not.


PLANT: semi-erect growth habit, medium density, medium to many branches

LEAF: medium length, narrow, dentate margin, lanceolate, medium green, medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration along veins, petiole absent

CALYX: medium pubescence on inner side (margins only)
COROLLA: medium to long, broad, colour weakly fades with age, dark pink red on lower side
UPPER LIP OF COROLLA: uniform colour distribution, red with orange red background, dark violet marking at base (strongly conspicuous)
CENTRAL LOBES OF UPPER LIP OF COROLLA: moderate undulation of margin, very weak or no reflexing
LOWER LIP OF COROLLA: orange red with tones of red, yellow orange toward margins, strong undulation of margin, moderate reflexing
PALATE: orange red, medium in size

Origin & Breeding History: 'Kirine-15' 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 the seed variety Nemesia strumosa 'Nebula Orange' as the male parent. 'Kirine-15' was selected in September 2004 based on its freely branching and vigorous growth habit, sterility and tolerance to heat and other weather extremes.

Tests & Trials: The tests and trials for 'Kirine-15' 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-15' with reference varieties 'KLENH05427' and 'Kirine-14'

Plant height (cm)

  'Kirine-15' 'KLENH05427' 'Kirine-14'
mean 21.2 13.4 19.6
std. deviation 1.83 1.19 1.60

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Kirine-15' 'KLENH05427' 'Kirine-14'
main - upper lip N30A-43A with N25A background 9A 53D-52B
main - lower lip N25A with tones of 43A, 17A toward margin 14A 51A-B
secondary - lower lip N/A N/A N25A-B
main - lower side 53C-D 10D 59D

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Nemesia: 'Kirine-15' (left) with reference varieties 'Intraired' (center) and 'Kirine-14' (right)

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Nemesia: 'Kirine-15' (left) with reference varieties 'Intraired' (center) and 'Kirine-14' (right)

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Nemesia: 'Kirine-15' (left) with reference varieties 'Intraired' (center) and 'Kirine-14' (right)

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