Innkarsofb

Nemesia

Denomination: 'Innkarsofb'
Trade name: Karoo Soft Blue
Botanical Name: Nemesia
Applicant/Holder: InnovaPlant Zierpflanzen GmbH & Co. KG
Postfach 113
D-55454
Gensingen
Germany
Breeder: Silvia Hofmann, InnovaPlant Zierpflanzen GmbH & Co. KG, Gensingen, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2006-02-23
Application Number: 06-5240
Date Withdrawn: 2008-07-30

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Blue Lagoon'

Summary: The plants of 'Innkarsofb' are shorter than those of 'Blue Lagoon'. 'Innkarsofb' has a shorter pedicel than 'Blue Lagoon'. The flowers of 'Innkarsofb' are a lighter violet than those of 'Blue Lagoon'. 'Innkarsofb' has weaker reflexing than 'Blue Lagoon' on both the central and lateral lobes of the upper lip of the corolla.

Description:

PLANT: very erect growth habit, sparse, medium branching
STEM: thin

LEAF BLADE: lanceolate, medium green, serrate margin
PETIOLE: very small or sessile

CALYX: dense
COROLLA: uniform colour distribution, violet on upper side of newly opened lobes, light blue violet on upper side of fully opened lobes, light blue violet on lower side, weakly to strongly fading with age
COROLLA SPUR: slightly curved, slightly shorter than lower corolla lobe
CENTRAL LOBES OF UPPER LIP OF COROLLA: weak reflexing
LATERAL LOBES OF UPPER LIP OF COROLLA: absent or weak reflexing
LOWER LIP OF COROLLA: weak to medium margin undulation, medium to strong reflexing
PALATE: white with dark violet around the edges, medium in size

Origin & Breeding History: 'Innkarsofb' originated from a cross conducted in the summer of 2002 in Gensingen, Germany. The female parent was a proprietary seedling designated as N02 34-51 and the male parent was a proprietary seedling designated as N02 34-51. The new Nemesia variety was selected in the spring of 2003 for criteria based on flower colour, good branching and continuous flowering. Asexual reproduction by vegetative cuttings was first conducted in the spring of 2003 in Gensingen, Germany.

Tests & Trials: The PBR trials were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2007 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trials included a total of 15 plants of the candidate variety and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 10.5 cm pots on April 30, 2007. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on May 30, 2007. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) colour chart.


Comparison tables for 'Innkarsofb' with reference variety 'Blue Lagoon'

Plant height (cm)

  'Innkarsofb' 'Blue Lagoon'
mean 23.2 30.4
std. deviation 1.23 2.00

Leaf length (mm)

  'Innkarsofb' 'Blue Lagoon'
mean 37.9 30.5
std. deviation 5.15 2.22

Pedicel length (mm)

  'Innkarsofb' 'Blue Lagoon'
mean 8.1 14.0
std. deviation 1.10 1.33

Entire corolla width (mm)

  'Innkarsofb' 'Blue Lagoon'
mean 18.8 15.1
std. deviation 1.69 1.79

Colour of upper side of upper lobes of corolla (RHS)

  'Innkarsofb' 'Blue Lagoon'
newly opened N87C with N87B tones 91A with N87C tones
fully opened 85A N87D and N82C

Colour of lower side of corolla (RHS)

  'Innkarsofb' 'Blue Lagoon'
main colour 85D 85C

Palate colour (RHS)

  'Innkarsofb' 'Blue Lagoon'
main colour 155A and 83B around edges 155A and 83B around edges

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Nemesia: 'Innkarsofb' (left) with reference variety 'Blue Lagoon' (right)

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Nemesia: 'Innkarsofb' (left) with reference variety 'Blue Lagoon' (right)

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