|Trade name:||Karoo Soft Blue|
InnovaPlant Zierpflanzen GmbH & Co. KG
Silvia Hofmann, InnovaPlant Zierpflanzen GmbH & Co. KG, Gensingen, Germany
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
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.
PLANT: very erect growth habit, sparse, medium branching
LEAF BLADE: lanceolate, medium green, serrate margin
PETIOLE: very small or sessile
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)
Leaf length (mm)
Pedicel length (mm)
Entire corolla width (mm)
Colour of upper side of upper lobes of corolla (RHS)
|newly opened||N87C with N87B tones||91A with N87C tones|
|fully opened||85A||N87D and N82C|
Colour of lower side of corolla (RHS)
Palate colour (RHS)
|main colour||155A and 83B around edges||155A and 83B around edges|
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