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Nemesia plant named `Nemhabar`
PP16512 Nemesia plant named `Nemhabar`
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Inventor: Stemkens
Date Issued: May 9, 2006
Application: 11/005,102
Filed: December 6, 2004
Inventors: Stemkens; Henricus G. W. (Hoorn, NL)
Assignee: Syngenta Seeds B.V. (Enkhuizen, NL)
Primary Examiner: Grunberg; Anne Marie
Assistant Examiner:
Attorney Or Agent: Lebel; Edouard G.
U.S. Class: PLT/263
Field Of Search: PLT/263
International Class: A01H 5/00
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Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Nemesia plant named `Nemhabar` that is characterized by a semi-trailing and compact habit, blue-violet flowers, a yellow palate, very early flowering and absolutely no seedset. In combination these characteristics set `Nemhabar` apart from all other existing varieties of Nemesia known to the inventor.
Claim: What is claimed is:

1. A new and distinct Nemesia plant named `Nemhabar`, substantially as illustrated and described herein.
Description: Latinname of the genus and species of the plant claimed: Nemesia hybrida.

Varietal denomination: `Nemhabar`.


The present invention comprises a new and distinct cultivar of Nemesia plant, botanically known as Nemesia hybrid, and hereinafter referred to by the cultivar name `Nemhabar.`

The new Nemesia is a product of a planned breeding program conducted by the inventor in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. The goals of the breeding program were to improve on plant habit by breeding plants that were more compact and basal branching. Earliness of flowering was another character that was very important in the breeding process, together with producing no seed-pods.

The new Nemesia originated from a cross-pollination made by the inventor in 1999 of an unpatented Nemesia plant, named `A231-1`, as the female, or seed, parent with an unpatented Nemesia plant named `A230-1`, as the male, or pollen, parent. Thecultivar `Nemhabar` was discovered and selected by the inventor as a plant within the progeny from this cross-pollination in a controlled environment in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands, in 2000.

As a result of this cross the present cultivar was created in 2000 in Enkhuizen, Netherlands and has been repeatedly asexually reproduced by cuttings in Enkhuizen, Netherlands and Sarrians, France over a two-year period. It has been found toretain its distinctive characteristics through successive propagations, and this novelty appears to be firmly fixed.


This new Nemesia plant is illustrated by the accompanying photographic drawing which shows blooms, buds and foliage of the plant in full color, the color shown being as true as can be reasonably obtained by conventional photographic procedures.


The following detailed descriptions set forth the distinctive characteristics of this new Nemesia. The data that define these characteristics were collected from asexual reproductions carried out in Enkhuizen, Netherlands. The plant history wastaken on 14 weeks old plants, blossomed under natural light in a greenhouse and grown in a 10.5 cm container. Colour readings were taken in the greenhouse under ambient light. Colour references are primarily to The R.H.S. Colour Chart of The RoyalHorticultural Society of London.

TABLE-US-00001 TABLE 1 Differences between the new cultivar `Nemhabar`, its parents and a similar cultivar `Nemhabar` `A231-1` `A230-1` `Pengoon` Seedset No Plentiful Few Plentiful Flower size Medium Medium Small Medium Flower color Blue-violetWhite Blue Blue-violet Palate-color Yellow Yellow Purple-blue Blue-violet

The commercial name of the most resembling variety is `Blue Lagoon`. The patented name of this variety is `Pengoon` and its U.S. Plant Pat. No. PP 14,261.

The Plant

Classification: Botanical.--Nemesia. Species.--Hybrid. Parentage: Female parent.--A seedling named `A231-1` is one of our seedlings from our A-generation of plants bred in 1998. Pollen parent.--A seeding named `A230-1` is one of our seedlingsfrom our A-generation of plants bred in 1998. Growth habit: Semi-trailing and compact. Plant height: 16-28 cm. Spreading area of plant: 25-38 cm. Strength: Resistant to hot and cold weather. Plants have been exposed to temperatures ranging C. Branching character: Freely branching and lateral branching at every node. Blooming period: From April until November: The plant displays very early flowering at 28-32 days after potting. Propagation: Vegetative stemcuttings. Sexuality: Hermaphrodite. Time to initiate roots: Approximately 10 days at temperatures of 21 degrees centigrade is needed to produce rooted cuttings. Root system: Numerous and fine, the color is N155A. Disease and pest susceptibility andresistance: There are no disease problems known to the inventor other than what affects typical Nemesia. The Stem Diameter: 3-4 mm. Length: 8-10 cm. Shape: Quadrilateral with ridges. Anthocyanin pigmentation: Absent. Color of the stem: 137B. Lengthof internode: 20-35 mm, depending on the light where the plant is propagated. Pubescence: Glabrous. Length lateral branches: 8-12 cm. The Foliage Phyllotaxis: Opposite. Shape of blade: Broadly ovate. Attachment: Petiolate. Texture: Upperside.--Glabrous. Lower side.--Glabrous. Venation: Pinnate. Leaf margin: Serrate to crenate. Leaf base: Obtuse to truncate. Leaf apex: Apiculate. Length: 20-50 mm. Width: 15-40 mm. Depth of incision: 1-2 mm. Color: Upper side.--135A. Lowerside.--138A. Petiole length: 1-2 mm. Petiole surface structure: Glabrous. Petiole diameter: 2-3 mm. Petiole coloration: Upper side.--135A. Lower side.--138A. The Bud Peduncle length: 10-30 mm, depending on season. Peduncle diameter: 2-3 mm. Peduncle color: 137B. Peduncle surface: Glabrous. Pedicel length: 4-12 mm. Pedicel diameter: Less than 1 mm. Pedicel color: 137B. Pedicel surface: Glabrous. Stipule length: 1-2 mm. Stipule width: 1-2 mm. Stipule shape: Lanceolate. Stipule color:Upper side.--137B. Lower side.--137C. Bud size: Diameter.--4 mm. Length.--3-5 mm. Bud shape: Globular. Bud color: N155B. Bud surface: Glabrous. Sepals: Color (upper side).--137B. Color (lower side).--137B. Form.--Upright. Surface.--Glabrous. Number.--5, fused. Length.--1-2 mm. Width.--Less than 1 mm. Shape.--Lanceolate. Apex.--Apiculate. Base.--Fused. Margin.--Entire. The Flower Type of inflorescence: Axillary raceme. Flower shape: Personate. Flower color: Upper side.--84A. Lowerside.--85C. Palate color: 2B in the center and 2D to the right and left sides of the center. Nectary (located on underside of palate): 4 mm in width and 4 mm in length. Nectary color: 159D. Throat color: Upper surface.--158C. Lower surface.--157C. Surface of upper lip: Upper side.--Glabrous. Lower side.--Glabrous. Surface of lower lip: Upper side.--Glabrous. Lower side.--Glabrous. Lip margin: Lower lip.--Entire. Upper lip.--Entire. Number of lips: 2. Lobes: Upper lip.--4. Lower lip.--1. Lobes on upper lip fused or unfused: Fused. Upper and lower lips fused or unfused: Basally fused. Lip apex (upper lip): Each lobe has a rounded apex. Lip base (upper lip): Truncate. Lip apex (lower lip): Obtuse. Lip base (lower lip): Truncate. Upper lip color: Upper side.--84A. Lower side.--85C. Lower lip color: Upper side.--84A. Lower side.--85C. Flower dimensions: 1.4 cm in depth, 2 cm in length and 2 cm in width at the widest part. Lower lip dimensions: 1 cm in length and 1.4 cm inwidth. Upper lip dimensions: 1 cm in length and 2 cm in width. Lower dimensions (upper lip): 1 cm in length and 5 mm in width. Flower spur dimensions: 1.2 cm in length and 1-2 mm in diameter. Spur color: 158A. Calyx dimensions: 4 mm in length and 5mm in width. Color of the calyx: 135A. No. of flowers per inflorescence: 35-60. Fragrance: A very light perfume fragrance occurs. Bloom time of one inflorescence: New florets continue to open in one inflorescence over a period of 30 days. Lastingness of one flower: 3 to 7 days. Reproductive organs Androecium: Stamens quantity.--4. Anther shape.--Ovoid. Anther length.--0.3 mm. Anther width.--0.2 mm. Anther color.--154D. Pollen amount.--Scarce pollen. Pollen color.--154D. Gynoecium:Pistils quantity.--1. Pistil length.--3-5 mm. Stigma color.--144C. Style length.--3-5 mm. Style color.--144D. Ovary color.--144C. Ovary position.--Superior. Ovary shape.--Oval. Ovary dimensions.--0.3 mm in width and 0.4 mm in length. No seedsetis observed.

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