|Trade name:||Confection White|
|Botanical Name:||Nemesia fruticans|
Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Eric Giesen, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Andijk, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2009-05-25|
|Date rights surrendered:||2014-04-17|
Variety used for comparison: 'Nemhswhi' (Impressario White)
Summary: 'Cnem Whit' has a shorter denser plant than 'Nemhswhi'. The leaf of 'Cnem Whit' is smaller with fewer, shallower dentations than in 'Nemhswhi'. 'Cnem Whit' has central lobes of the corolla that are free to touching while they are overlapping in 'Nemshwhi'. The palate of 'Cnem Whit' is yellow green while it is yellow in 'Nemshwhi'.
PLANT: upright growth habit, dense, medium stem thickness
LEAF: few very shallow indentations of the margin, no variegation, medium to dark green
INFLORESCENCE: dense, medium fragrance
COROLLA: moderately shorter lateral lobes relative to lower lobe, central lobes free to touching, slightly outward attitude of lateral lobes when viewed from the front, lateral lobes slightly behind the central lobes when viewed from the side, truncate apex, medium to long spur, absent or very weak colour change with age
UPPER LOBE: white (RHS 155B), short very weakly conspicuous yellow to yellow green veins, no basal blotch
LOWER LOBE: medium incurving, medium curvature in cross section, medium undulation, white (RHS 155B) inner side
PALATE: small relative to size of lower lobe, yellow green (RHS 1D)
Origin & Breeding History: 'Cnem Whit' originated from the cross conducted in June 2005 in Andijk, The Netherlands between the proprietary seedlings 'NE05-117-1' as the female parent and 'NE04-100-1' 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 Whit' with reference variety 'Nemhswhi'
Plant height (cm)
Leaf length (cm)
Leaf width (cm)
Palate colour (RHS)
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