|Trade name:||Bombay White|
|Botanical Name:||Scaevola aemula|
Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Jason Jandrew, Goldsmith Seeds, Inc., Mountain View, United States of America
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2010-06-01|
|Date rights surrendered:||2015-06-01|
Variety used for comparison: 'Scawihatis' (Whirlwind White)
Summary: 'Bomy Whit' has a higher degree of branching than 'Scawihatis'. 'Bomy Whit' has larger leaves than 'Scawihatis'. 'Bomy Whit' has fewer flowers per flowering stem than 'Scawihatis'. 'Bomy Whit' has no secondary colour on the inner side of the corolla while 'Scawihatis' has yellow colour at the base of the petals.
PLANT: vegetatively propagated, annual, spreading/trailing growth habit, many branches
STEM: medium green, no anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence, medium thickness, smooth
LEAF: alternate arrangement, simple, oblanceolate, acute apex, attenuate base, dentate margin, medium pubescence on upper and lower side, medium green on upper and lower side, no variegation
FLOWER: almost continuous flowering, early to mid-season, long length of flowering, flowers solitary in leaf axils, terminal and axillary in position
COROLLA: petals free, fan-shaped petal arrangement
PETAL: oblanceolate, mucronate apex, entire margin, weak to medium undulation of margin, inner and outer side white
COROLLA THROAT: dense pubescence on inner side, inner side light green (RHS 145C-D) with green brown (RHS 151C) along ribs, outer side yellow green (RHS 154C)
Origin & Breeding History: 'Bomy Whit' originated from a cross made in August 2005, at Gilroy, California, USA. The female parent was a proprietary seedling with white flowers, designated 11-4, and the male parent was the variety 'Whirlwind White'. The resultant seed from the cross was sown in a greenhouse in January 2006. In May 2006, a single plant from the progeny was selected based on novel flower colour and plant habit.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Bomy Whit' were conducted in a poly-house during the spring/summer of 2009 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of fifteen plants per variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on May 8, 2009. Observations and measurements were taken from ten plants of each variety on June 10, 2009. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'Bomy Whit' with reference variety 'Scawihatis'
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Number of flowers per stem
Colour of petal (RHS)
|inner side - secondary||N/A||7A|
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