Cnem Bule


Denomination: 'Cnem Bule'
Trade name: Confection Blue
Botanical Name: Nemesia fruticans
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Eric Giesen, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Andijk, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2007-12-24
Application Number: 07-6095
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-05-25
Certificate Number: 3498
Date rights surrendered: 2012-04-05

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Penmys' (Sachet Blueberry)

Summary: 'Cnem Bule' has a wider corolla than 'Penmys'. The lower lobe of the corolla of 'Cnem Bule' has stronger undulation than 'Penmys'. 'Cnem Bule' has lateral lobes that are positioned slightly behind the central lobes while in 'Penmys' the lateral lobes are positioned strongly behind the central lobes.


PLANT: upright growth habit, dense, medium stem thickness

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

INFLORESCENCE: medium to dense, medium fragrance
COROLLA: moderately shorter to equal lateral lobes relative to lower lobe, central lobes touching, moderately outward to horizontal attitude of lateral lobes when viewed from the front, lateral lobes slightly behind the central lobes when viewed from the side, rounded apex, short to medium length spur, moderate colour change with age
UPPER LOBE: violet to blue violet (RHS N81A-B to 86C), short very weakly conspicuous purple veins, very small weakly conspicuous white basal blotch
LOWER LOBE: weak to medium incurving, strong curvature in cross section, medium to strong undulation, blue violet (RHS 86C) inner side
PALATE: medium size relative to size of lower lobe, yellow green (RHS 2D)

Origin & Breeding History: 'Cnem Bule' originated from the cross conducted in June 2005 in Andijk, The Netherlands between the proprietary seedlings 'NE04-71-4' as the female parent and 'NE04-2-2' as the male parent. The resultant seed was grown in a greenhouse in October 2005 with a single plant being selected in January 2006 based upon flower colour and plant habit.

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 table for 'Cnem Bule' with reference variety 'Penmys'

Corolla width (cm)

  'Cnem Bule' 'Penmys'
mean 2.3 1.3
std. deviation 0.14 0.16

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Cnem Bule
Nemesia: 'Cnem Bule' (left) with reference variety 'Penmys' (right)

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