Denomination: 'Sunnyside'
Trade name: Magma Flame Yellow White
Botanical Name: Nemesia
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Seeds B.V.
P.O. Box 2
1600 AA
Breeder: Har Stemkens, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Enkhuizen, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2005-11-25
Application Number: 06-5662
Date Withdrawn: 2008-07-30

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Inupcream' (Sunsatia Peach) and 'Kirine-4' (Angelart Almond)

Summary: 'Sunnyside' is taller with a longer pedicel and a larger corolla than the reference varieties. The central lobes on the upper lip of the corolla, the lower lip of the corolla and the palate of 'Sunnyside' are larger than those of the reference varieties.


PLANT: very erect to erect growth habit, sparse density, few branches
STEM: thin to medium

LEAF BLADE: lanceolate, medium green, entire to dentate margin
PETIOLE: both absent and present depending on the leaf

CALYX: dense pubescence on inner side
COROLLA: uniform colour distribution, white with a very faint pink blush on upper side of upper lobes, dark violet markings fading to blue violet on upper side of upper lobes, strong to very strong conspicuousness, white with blue pink veins on lower side
CENTRAL LOBES OF UPPER LIP OF COROLLA: weak margin undulation, absent to weak reflexing
LATERAL LOBES OF UPPER LIP OF COROLLA: absent to weak reflexing
LOWER LIP OF COROLLA: white on the margin with yellow to yellow orange around the palate, weak margin undulation, absent to weak reflexing
PALATE: yellow orange, large to very large

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sunnyside' originated from a mutation of a clone of the nemesia hybrida plant identified as D0366-2, discovered in 2003 in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. The new Nemesia variety was selected from the resultant progeny as a single plant in May 2003 based on criteria for earliness, plant form, and sterility. Asexual reproduction by vegetative cuttings was first conducted in July 2003 in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands.

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 March 20, 2007. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on May 22, 2007. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) colour chart.

Comparison tables for 'Sunnyside' with reference varieties 'Inupcream' and 'Kirine-4'

Plant height (cm)

  'Sunnyside' 'Inupcream' 'Kirine-4'
mean 30.0 19.6 20.7
std. deviation 0.76 1.31 2.03

Pedicel length (mm)

  'Sunnyside' 'Inupcream' 'Kirine-4'
mean 32.4 16.2 19.0
std. deviation 4.14 2.90 3.16

Entire corolla length (mm)

  'Sunnyside' 'Inupcream' 'Kirine-4'
mean 32.9 23.8 26.9
std. deviation 3.87 2.44 2.02

Entire corolla width (mm)

  'Sunnyside' 'Inupcream' 'Kirine-4'
mean 31.9 21.5 23.4
std. deviation 2.28 1.27 1.78

Lower lip of corolla length (mm)

  'Sunnyside' 'Inupcream' 'Kirine-4'
mean 23.1 15.5 17.6
std. deviation 1.20 1.08 1.35

Lower lip of corolla width (mm)

  'Sunnyside' 'Inupcream' 'Kirine-4'
mean 26.8 21.2 19.3
std. deviation 0.92 1.32 2.11

Colour of upper lobes of corolla (RHS)

  'Sunnyside' 'Inupcream' 'Kirine-4'
main colour whiter than 155C with N155D 11C with 62D 155A with 62D stripes
colour of markings 86A fading to 90B 79C and N79C 86A

Colour of lower lip of corolla (RHS)

  'Sunnyside' 'Inupcream' 'Kirine-4'
main colour 155A on margin with 12A/17A around palate 11C-8C 155A with 13B-C

Colour of palate (RHS)

  'Sunnyside' 'Inupcream' 'Kirine-4'
main colour 21A 21A 21A

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Nemesia: 'Sunnyside' (left) with reference varieties 'Inupcream' (centre) and 'Kirine-4' (right)

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Nemesia: 'Sunnyside' (left) with reference varieties 'Inupcream' (centre) and 'Kirine-4' (right)

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