Denomination: 'Nemagoye'
Trade name: Magma Gold
Botanical Name: Nemesia
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Henricus G.W. 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: 2006-11-20
Application Number: 07-6030
Date Withdrawn: 2009-09-23

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Intraigold' (Sunsatia Lemon)

Summary: 'Nemagoye' is taller with a more upright growth habit than 'Intraigold'. The leaf of 'Nemagoye' is smaller than in 'Intraigold'. 'Nemagoye' has a wider corolla with stronger conspicuousness of the veins on the upper lobes than 'Intraigold'. The palate of 'Nemagoye' is a darker yellow orange than in 'Intraigold'.


PLANT: upright growth habit, sparse to medium density, medium to thick stem

LEAF: absent to few shallow indentations of the margin, no variegation, medium green

INFLORESCENCE: sparse to medium density, no fragrance
COROLLA: equal length lateral lobes relative to lower lobe, central lobes overlapping, slightly to moderately outward attitude of lateral lobes when viewed from the front, lateral lobes in line with the central lobe when viewed from the side, rounded apex, no spur, moderate colour change with age
UPPER LOBE: yellow to yellow orange (RHS 12A-14A), short strongly conspicuous purple veins, medium sized moderately conspicuous white to yellow basal blotch
LOWER LOBE: weak to medium incurving, no curvature in cross section, weak to medium undulation, yellow orange (RHS 17B) inner side, yellow (RHS 12B) margin edge mainly near apex of inner side
PALATE: medium to large relative to size of lower lobe, yellow orange (RHS 23A)

Origin & Breeding History: 'Nemagoye' originated from a controlled cross pollination of the female parent 'Nemhorfla' and the male parent identified as 'FO443-1' conducted in August 2002, in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. A single seedling was selected in May 2003 based on plant form, sterility, flower size and flowering time.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2008 in St. Thomas, Ontario. There were 15 plants of each variety, individually grown in 11 cm pots. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Nemagoye' with reference variety 'Intraigold'

Plant height (cm)

  'Nemagoye' 'Intraigold'
mean 29.4 11.0
std. deviation 2.27 1.15

Leaf length (cm)

  'Nemagoye' 'Intraigold'
mean 4.7 6.2
std. deviation 0.35 0.56

Leaf width (cm)

  'Nemagoye' 'Intraigold'
mean 0.8 1.8
std. deviation 0.11 0.16

Corolla width (cm)

  'Nemagoye' 'Intraigold'
mean 2.8 2.2
std. deviation 0.13 0.18

Palate colour (RHS)

  'Nemagoye' 'Intraigold'
main 23A 14A

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Nemesia: 'Nemagoye' (left) with reference variety 'Intraigold' (right)

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