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Diascia plant named `Diastrapin`
PP18010 Diascia plant named `Diastrapin`
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Inventor: Stemkens
Date Issued: September 11, 2007
Application: 11/375,517
Filed: March 14, 2006
Inventors: Stemkens; Henricus G. W. (Hoorn, NL)
Assignee: Syngenta Seeds B.V. (Enkhuizen, NL)
Primary Examiner: Bell; Kent
Assistant Examiner:
Attorney Or Agent: Vrana; Bruce
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 Diascia plant named `Diastrapin,` particularly distinguished by its light coral flowers and trailing habit.
Claim: What is claimed is:

1. A new and distinct cultivar of Diascia plant named `Diastrapin,` as substantially illustrated and described herein.
Description: Latin name of the genus and species of the plant claimed: Diascia barberae.

Varietal denomation: `Diastrapin`.

BACKGROUND OF THE NEW PLANT

The present invention comprises a new distinct cultivar of Diascia, botanically known as Diascia barberae.

The new cultivar is propagated from cuttings resulting from the cross of `A0075-1` and `A0064-1`. `A0075-1` is a pink flowering Diascia. `A0075-1` is not commercially available and is not known by any synonyms. `A0064-1` is a coral floweringDiascia. `A0064-1` is not commercially available and is not known by any synonyms. Both `A0075-1` and `A0064-1` have not been patented.

As a result of this cross the present cultivar was created in 2001 in Enkhuizen, Netherlands and has been repeatedly asexually reproduced by cuttings in Enkhuizen, Netherlands and Sarrians, France over a three-year period. It has been found toretain its distinctive characteristics through successive propagations. The new variety is stable and reproduces true to type in successive generations of asexual reproduction.

This new Diascia plant is an annual in most climatical zones in the US, only in zones 8, 9 and 10 it is a perennial plant.

DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING

This new Diascia 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.

DESCRIPTION OF THE NEW CULTIVAR

The following detailed descriptions set forth the distinctive characteristics of this new Diascia. The data which defines these characteristics were collected from asexual reproductions carried out in Enkhuizen, Netherlands. The plant historywas taken on 10 week old plants, cultured in 10.5 cm containers, and blossomed under natural light in a greenhouse.

Color readings were taken in the greenhouse under ambient light. Color references are primarily to The R.H.S. Colour Chart of The Royal Horticultural Society of London.

TABLE-US-00001 TABLE 1 Differences between the new cultivar `Diastrapin,` its parents and a similar cultivar `Diastrapin` `A0075-1` `A0064-1` `Diastis` Flower color Light coral Pink Coral Coral Plant shape Trailing Upright Trailing UprightFlower size Medium Small Large Large

`Diastis` has a commercial name of `Flying Colors Coral` and is patented as U.S. Plant Pat. No. 13,950. The plant: Classification.--Botanical: Diascia barberae. Parentage.--Female parent: A seedling named `A0075-1` is one of our seedlingsfrom our A-generation of plants bred in 1996. Pollen parent: A seedling named `A0064-1` is one of our seedlings from our A-generation of plants bred in 1996. Growth habit.--Trailing. Plant height.--20-30 cm. Speading area of plant.--24-36 cm. Growthrate.--Vigorous. Strength.--Very good. Branching character.--Freely branching and lateral branching at every node. Quantity of branches.--60-80 branches per plant. The stem: Diameter.--2 mm. Shape.--Tetragonal. Color.--137B. Length.--18-24 cm. Anthocyan pigmentation.--Absent. Length of internode.--Vegetative growth: 10-16 mm. Generative growth: 15-20 mm. Pubescence.--Not pubescent. The foliage: Phyllotaxis.--Opposite, decussate. Number of leaves per lateral stem.--20-60. Shape ofblade.--Cordate. Texture.--Upper side: Smooth. Lower side: Smooth. Attachment to leaf.--Petiolate. Venation.--Pinnate. Color of veins.--Upper side: 139C. Lower side: 138C. Leaf margin.--Crenate. Leaf base.--Cordate. Leaf apex.--Acute to rounded. Length.--16-24 mm. Width.--14-22 mm. Depth of incision.--Less than 1 mm. Color.--Upper side: 139A. Lower side: 138B. Pubescence.--No pubescence. Length of petiole.--2-3 mm. Diameter of petiole.--1-2 mm. Color of petiole.--139A. Petiole surfacetexture.--Smooth. The bud: Peduncle length.--12-24 mm, depending on season. Peduncle diameter.--2-3 mm. Peduncle shape.--Long and threadlike. Peduncle color.--139A. Size of the bud.--Length: 3 mm. Diameter: 3 mm. Shape of the bud.--Oval. Color ofthe bud.--184C. Number of buds per lateral branch.--20-35. Sepals.--Color both surfaces: 137B. Number: 5, parted. Length: 1-2 mm. Width: 1-2 mm. Shape: Elliptic, apex acute, base truncate. Margin: Entire. Texture: Smooth. Bracts.--Color upperside: 137A. Color lower side: 137B. Arrangement: Sessile. Number: One underneath every pedicel. Length: 1-2 mm. Width: 1-2 mm. Apex: Acute. Base: Subcordate. Margin: Entire. Texture: Smooth. Pedicles.--Color: 141C. Shape: Threadlike. Length:6-8 mm. Diameter: Less than 1 mm. The flower: Inflorescence length.--4-6 cm. Inflorescence diameter.--3-5 cm. Flower width.--18-26 mm. Flower length.--18-24 mm. Flower depth.--6-12 mm. Flower aspect.--Tipped upward and outward. Borne.--Solitary. Form.--Zygomorphic, five lobed, double nectar spur. Cluster.--Raceme. Color.--Upper surface: 41C. On the two upper banner petals there is a small yellow (color 9B) indentation just above the reproductive organs. Lower surface: 39B. On the two upperbanner petals there is a small light yellow (color 8C) indentation at the base. Overlapping of the petals.--Separate. Number of petals.--Five: two upper banner petals, two lateral petals and one larger basal lip petal. Shape of the bannerpetals.--Apex rounded, base fused. Shape of the lateral petals.--Apex rounded, base fused, lower surface modified into nectar spurs. Shape of the basal lip petal.-- Apex truncate, base fused. Petal margin of all petals.--Entire. Petal surfacetexture.--Smooth. Size of the banner petals.--Length: 3-5 mm. Width: 4-7 mm. Size of the lateral petals.--Length: 2-4 mm. Width: 3-6 mm. Size of the basal lip petal.--Length: 8-14 mm. Width: 10-14 mm. Spur.--Length: 8-10 mm. Diameter: 1-2 mm atpetal attachment. Color: 39B. Number of flowers per raceme.--20-40. Fragrance.--No fragrance. Lastingness of the bloom.--New florets continue to open in one raceme over a period of 16 days. Lastingness of one flower.--About 4 days depending ontemperature. Flowering season.--Depending on climate from March until December. The reproductive organs: Androecium.--Stamen number: Three. Anther shape: Two-lobed. Anther size: Less than 1 mm. Anther color: Yellow 7C. Amount of pollen: Very muchpollen. Pollen color: Yellow 8B. Gynoecium.--Pistil number: 1. Stigma shape: Rounded. Pistil length: 2-3 mm. Style length: 1-2 mm. Style color: Green 141C. Stigma color: Green white 157B. Ovary color: Green 141C. The fruit and the seed: Seedset.--No fruit development nor seed set has been observed. The roots: Type of roots.--Fibrous. Rooting habit.--Fine and freely branching. Color.--Whitish, N155A. Physiological and ecological characteristics: Disease/pest resistance.--Plants of thenew Diascia have not been noted to be resistant to pathogens or pests common to Diascia. Temperature tolerance.--Plants of the new Diascia have been observed to tolerate temperatures from 0 to 35 degrees C.

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