Cnem Pinka


Denomination: 'Cnem Pinka'
Trade name: Confection Pink
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: 07-6096
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-05-25
Certificate Number: 3499
Date rights surrendered: 2013-03-27

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Nemhapin' (Impressario Pink)

Summary: 'Cnem Pinka' has a narrower plant than 'Nemhapin'. The corolla of 'Cnem Pinka' is wider than that of 'Nemhapin'. 'Cnem Pinka' has stronger undulation of the lower lobe of the corolla than 'Nemhapin'. The main colour of the lower lobe of the corolla of 'Cnem Pinka' is white with a blush of violet while it is violet in 'Nemhapin'. 'Cnem Pinka' has a yellow coloured palate while it is yellow green with a purple edge in 'Nemhapin'.


PLANT: upright growth habit, dense, thin to medium stem thickness

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

INFLORESCENCE: medium to dense, strong fragrance
COROLLA: equal to moderately longer lateral lobes relative to lower lobe, central lobes free to touching, moderately outward attitude of lateral lobes when viewed from the front, lateral lobes strongly behind the central lobe when viewed from the side, rounded apex, short to medium length spur, moderate colour change with age
UPPER LOBE: violet (RHS 75C-D) with blue violet (RHS 90D) at base, short very weakly conspicuous faint pink veins, small very weakly conspicuous white to pink basal blotch
LOWER LOBE: medium incurving, medium curvature in cross section, strong undulation, white with a blush of violet on inner side
PALATE: small relative to size of lower lobe, yellow (RHS 6A-B)

Origin & Breeding History: 'Cnem Pinka' originated from the cross conducted in June 2005 in Andijk, The Netherlands between the proprietary seedlings 'NE04-57-1' as the female parent and 'NE05-14-2' 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 tables for 'Cnem Pinka' with reference variety 'Nemhapin'

Plant width (cm)

  'Cnem Pinka' 'Nemhapin'
mean 29.4 35.3
std. deviation 1.26 2.75

Corolla width (cm)

  'Cnem Pinka' 'Nemhapin'
mean 2.2 1.6
std. deviation 0.10 0.11

Corolla colour (RHS)

  'Cnem Pinka' 'Nemhapin'
lower lobe N155B with 75C blush 75B-C

Palate colour (RHS)

  'Cnem Pinka' 'Nemhapin'
main 6A-B 2D with 72B edge

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Cnem Pinka
Nemesia: 'Cnem Pinka' (left) with reference variety 'Nemhapin' (right)

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