Denomination: 'Dancatpink'
Trade name: Catalina Pink
Botanical Name: Torenia
Applicant/Holder: Danziger - "Dan" Flower Farm
5029700 P.O. Box 24
Moshav Mishmar Hashiva
Breeder: Gavriel Danziger, Danziger - "Dan" Flower Farm, Moshav Mishmar Hashiva, Israel
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2004-05-20
Application Number: 04-4210
Grant of Rights Date: 2006-10-03
Certificate Number: 2525
Date rights surrendered: 2015-07-27

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Dantoromoon' (Rose Moon)

Summary: 'Dancatpink' has a smaller leaf with a shorter petiole than 'Dantoromoon'. 'Dancatpink' has shallower margin incisions than 'Dantoromoon'. 'Dancatpink' has darker leaf colour than 'Dantoromoon'. 'Dancatpink' differs slightly in the colour of the inner side of the lateral and lower petals than 'Dantoromoon'.


'Dancatpink' has a semi-erect growth habit. The stem has absent to very sparse pubescence and is light green in colour with weak anthocyanin colouration. The leaf blade is broad ovate in shape with a narrow to broad acute shaped apex. The leaf base is truncate in shape. The leaf blade has dentate to serrate incisions which are shallow in depth. The upper side of the leaf blade is medium green in colour and has very sparse pubescence. The petiole has weak anthocyanin colouration on the upper side.

'Dancatpink' has trumpet shaped flowers. The calyx has weak anthocyanin present and the calyx wings are medium in size. The corolla lobes have strong undulation of the margin. The inner side of the upper petal is violet in colour with no secondary colour. The inner side of the lateral and lower petals is violet in colour with light blue violet secondary colour. The secondary colour is located at the transition to the corolla tube. There is a medium to large yellow stripe on the lower petal. The inner side of the corolla tube has moderately conspicuous venation.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Dancatpink' originated from a mutation on the parent variety 'Rose Moon' through exposure to radiation. The new variety was selected in May 2003, based on flower characteristics, growth habit and field performance traits. The variety was first vegetatively propagated in May 2003 in Moshav Mishmar Hashiva, Israel.

Tests & Trials: 'Dancatpink' was tested in a polyhouse during the summer of 2005, in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 15 plants of the candidate and reference varieties. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 11 cm pots on April 28, 2005. All colour measurements were made using the RHS Colour Chart 2001. Measured characteristics were based on ten plant measurements.

Comparison tables for 'Dancatpink' with reference variety 'Dantoromoon'

Leaf blade length (mm)

  'Dancatpink' 'Dantoromoon'
mean 21.0 29.1
std. deviation 2.11 2.73

Leaf blade width (mm)

  'Dancatpink' 'Dantoromoon'
mean 20.0 25.8
std. deviation 3.86 2.49

Petiole length (mm)

  'Dancatpink' 'Dantoromoon'
mean 5.7 8.6
std. deviation 1.49 1.90

Primary colour of upper petal (RHS)

  'Dancatpink' 'Dantoromoon'
inner side 84B-C 76C

Colour on inner side of lateral petal (RHS)

  'Dancatpink' 'Dantoromoon'
primary N78A 72A
secondary 76C-D 76C

Colour on inner side of lower petal (RHS)

  'Dancatpink' 'Dantoromoon'
primary N78A-B 70B with 70A tones
secondary 76C-D 76C-D
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