|Trade name:||Oso Easy Italian Ice|
Spring Meadow Nursery, Inc.
12601 120th Avenue
Grand Haven, Michigan
United States of America
Christopher Hugh Warner, Newport, Shropshire, United Kingdom
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2015-10-13|
|Grant of Rights Termination Date:||2035-10-13|
Varieties used for comparison: 'Horcoherent' (Oso Easy Peachy Cream) and 'Scrivjean' (Oso Easy Honey Bun)
Summary: The plants of 'Chewnicebell' are taller with larger leaves than the plants of 'Horcoherent' and 'Scrivjean'. When newly open, the leaf blade margin of 'Chewnicebell' has strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration while it is of weak to medium inensity for 'Horcoherent' and medium intensity for 'Scrivjean'. The colour group of the flower of 'Chewnicebell' is yellow-pink blend, whereas it is orange-yellow blend for 'Horcoherent' and yellow-(light) pink blend for 'Scrivjean'. The flower of 'Chewnicebell' is larger in diameter than the flower of 'Horcoherent' and 'Scrivjean'. The flower of 'Chewnicebell' has a greater number of petals than that of 'Scrivjean'. The flower diameter of 'Chewnicebell' is larger than that of 'Horcoherent' and 'Scrivjean'. The colour of the inner side of the petal of 'Chewnicebell' is light red pink whereas the petal of 'Horcoherent' is orange pink blended with light red pink tones and the petal of 'Scrivjean' is lighter red pink with light blue pink tones.
PLANT: shrub type, semi-upright growth habit
YOUNG SHOOT: weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration
STEM: medium number of predominantly reddish prickles
LEAF: medium green on upper side, medium glossiness on upper side, undulation absent on leaflet margin, strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration on margin of newly open leaflets
TERMINAL LEAFLET: medium elliptic, obtuse base, acuminate apex
FLOWERING SHOOT: flowering laterals present
SEPAL: weak extensions
FLOWER BUD: medium ovate in longitudinal section, yellow (RHS 6A) with orange red (RHS 40D) and red to dark pink red (RHS 50A-B) along midrib and margin of petal
FLOWER: double type, irregularly rounded when viewed from above, convex upper part and concave to flat lower part when viewed from the side, yellow and pink blend colour group, yellowish white centre, weak fragrance, loose to medium density of petals, petals reflexing one by one
PETAL: obovate, absent or very weak incisions, weak reflexing of margin, very weak undulation, two colours on inner side, main colour of inner side is light red pink (brighter than RHS 38A), secondary colour is light yellow (RHS 4D) at base, basal spot on inner side is small and medium yellow
FILAMENT: predominantly medium yellow
Origin & Breeding History: 'Chewnicebell' was bred and developed by Christopher Hugh Warner in Newport, Shropshire, United Kingdom. It originated from a controlled cross conducted in June 1998 between the variety 'Pandemonium' as the female parent and 'Scrivbell' as the male parent. 'Chewnicebell' was selected in 2004 based on its plant growth habit, disease resistance, glossy foliage, free flowering habit, abundant and attractive flowers, attractiveness of flowers, and flower colour. Asexual reproduction of 'Chewnicebell' was first conducted by softwood cuttings in 2004 in Newport, Shropshire, United Kingdom.
Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Chewnicebell' was conducted outdoors during the summer of 2014 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 10 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from liners transplanted into 9 litre pots on July, 2013. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants or parts of plants of each variety on July 21, 2014. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'Chewnicebell' with reference varieties 'Horcoherent' and 'Scrivjean'
Plant height (cm)
Leaf length (cm)
Leaf width (cm)
Colour of flower bud (RHS)
|outer side||6A with 40D and 50A-B along midrib and margin of petal||18A-B with 24C tones and 47C-D||12B-C with 39B-C at apex|
Number of petals
Flower diameter (cm)
Petal length (cm)
Petal width (cm)
Colour of inner side of petal (RHS)
|main||brighter than 38A||29B-C blended with pink tones of 49B-C||36A with 65B-C tones|
Colour of outer side of petal when clearly different from colour of inner side (RHS)
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