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Torenia plant named `DANLOV130`
PP20518 Torenia plant named `DANLOV130`
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Inventor: Danziger
Date Issued: December 1, 2009
Application: 12/283,900
Filed: September 16, 2008
Inventors: Danziger; Gabriel (Moshav Nir-Zvi, IL)
Assignee: Danziger "Dan" Flower Farm (Post Beit Dagan, IL)
Primary Examiner: Para; Annette H
Assistant Examiner:
Attorney Or Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
U.S. Class: PLT/487
Field Of Search: PLT/487
International Class: A01H 5/00
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Abstract: A new and distinct Torenia plant named `DANLOV130` particularly characterized by Plenty of delicate, funnel form, cup-shaped flowers with petals in shades of violet-blue with a yellow blotch on lower petal; cascading bush, which maintains a compact, rounded plant habit; vigorous growth habit; densely branched plant, gracefully cascading from hanging baskets; early flowering response and stays in full bloom in moderate climate; suitable as an annual for hanging pots outdoors under partial shade; and good weather tolerance with a preferred temperature range of 15.degree. C. to 25.degree. C.
Claim: I claim:

1. A new and distinct Torenia plant named `DANLOV130`, as illustrated and described herein.
Description: Latin name of the genus andspecies of the plant claimed: Torenia sp.

Variety denomination: `DANLOV130`.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to a new and distinct cultivar of Torenia plant, botanically known as Torenia sp. of the Scrophulariaceae family, and hereinafter referred to by the cultivar name `DANLOV130`.

The new Torenia cultivar is a product of a planned breeding program conducted by the inventor, Gabriel Danziger, in Moshav Mishmar Hashiva, Israel. The objective of the breeding program was to develop a new Torenia cultivar with unique petalcoloration.

The new Torenia cultivar originated from an induced mutation by gamma rays of the Torenia designated `TR-2-1010` (unpatented) Made in a controlled breeding program by the inventor, Gabriel Danziger, in 2005 in Moshav Mishmar Hashiva, Israel. Thenew Torenia cultivar was discovered and selected by the inventor, Gabriel Danziger, as a single flowering plant within the progeny of the stated mutation in a controlled environment in May of 2005 in Moshav Mishmar Hashiva, Israel.

Asexual reproduction of the new Torenia cultivar by soft cuttings was first performed in June of 2005 in Moshav Mishmar Hashiva, Israel, and has demonstrated that the combination of characteristics as herein disclosed for the new cultivar arefirmly fixed and retained through successive generations of asexual reproduction. The new cultivar reproduces true to type.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The following traits have been repeatedly observed and are determined to be basic characteristics of `DANLOV233` which in combination distinguish this Torenia as a new and distinct cultivar: 1. Plenty of delicate, funnel form, cup-shaped flowerswith petals in shades of violet-blue with a yellow blotch on lower petal; 2. Cascading bush, which maintains a compact, rounded plant habit; 3. Vigorous growth habit; 4. Densely branched plant, gracefully cascading from hanging baskets; 5. Earlyflowering response and stays in full bloom in moderate climate; 6. Suitable as an annual for hanging pots outdoors under partial shade; and 7. Good weather tolerance with a preferred temperature range of 15.degree. C. to 25.degree. C.

Plants of the new Torenia `DANLOV130` differ from plants of the parental cultivar, Torenia `TR-2-1010` (unpatented) in the characteristics described in Table 1.

TABLE-US-00001 TABLE 1 Parental Cultivar New Cultivar TR-2-1010 Characteristic `DANLOV130` (unpatented) Mature Flower Petal shades of violet-blue, Petal shades of blue, with a color with a yellow blotch on yellow blotch on lower lower petalpetal Flower size Depth: About 3.5 cm Depth: About 3 cm Width: About 2.5 cm Width: About 3 cm Growth habit Cascading bush Cascading bush Flowering 8 weeks from planting 8 weeks from planting Response Time

Of the many commercial cultivars known to the present inventor, the most similar in comparison to the new Torenia `DANLOV130` is the Torenia `DANTOMIDMON` (patented, U.S. Plant Pat. No. 17,039), in the characteristics described in Table 2:

TABLE-US-00002 TABLE 2 Comparison Cultivar New Cultivar `DANTOMIDMON` Trait `DANLOV130` (patented) Mature Flower Petal shades of violet-blue, Petal shades of pale and Color with a yellow blotch on deep violet blue, with a lower petal yellowblotch on lower petal Flower size Depth: About 3.5 cm Depth: About 3.5 cm Width: About 2.5 cm Width: About 3.0 cm Growth habit Cascading bush Cascading bush Flowering 8 weeks from planting 7 weeks from planting Response Time

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OFTHE PHOTOGRAPHS

The accompanying photographs illustrate the overall appearance of the new Torenia `DANLOV130` showing the colors as true as is reasonably possible with colored reproductions of this type. Colors in the photographs may differ slightly from thecolor values cited in the detailed botanical description, which accurately describe the color of `DANLOV130`.

FIG. 1 shows a side perspective view of a typical flowering plant of `DANLOV130` in a hanging planter at 2 months of age.

FIG. 2 shows a close-up of the typical flowers, buds and leaves of `DANLOV130` at 2 months of age.

DETAILED BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION

The new Torenia `DANLOV130` has not been observed under all possible environmental conditions. The phenotype of the new cultivar may vary with variations in environment such as temperature, light intensity, and day length without any change inthe genotype of the plant.

The aforementioned photographs, together with the following observations, measurements and values describe plants of `DANLOV130` as grown in a greenhouse in Moshav Mishmar Hashiva, Israel, under conditions which closely approximate thosegenerally used in commercial practice. Optimal growth conditions include that plants of `DANLOV130` are grown outdoors in a moderate climate and indoors during the winter season. Irrigation and fertilization are recommended on a regular basis. Plantsof `DANLOV130` are usually grown in full sunlight, but partial shade is required in mid summer. Plants of `DANLOV130` are fully grown in 2 months from planting a cutting in the summer season and bloom all year-round in a moderate climate. The`DANLOV130` plants described herein were grown indoors in 13 cm pots in a glass greenhouse in Moshav Mishmar Hashiva, Israel, with the day temperatures ranging from 18.degree. C. to 35.degree. C. and night temperatures ranging from 16.degree. C. to25.degree. C. Plants of `DANLOV130` were fertilized up to a level of 59 ppm N, 35.4 ppm P and 94.4 ppm K (yes).

Color references are made to The Royal Horticultural Society Colour Chart (R.H.S.), 2001 edition, except where general colors of ordinary significance are used. Color values were taken under daylight conditions at approximately noon in MoshavMishmar Hashiva, Israel. The age of the `DANLOV130` plants described is 7 weeks. Parentage: Torenia cultivar designated `TR-2-1010` (unpatented) Propagation: Tissue culture and soft tip cuttings Plant: Form.--Bush, cascading. Growth habit.--Rounded. Height.--About 20 cm. Spread.--40 cm to 50 cm. Cold tolerance.--Frost tender. Temperatures below 5.degree. C. may damage plants. Vigor.--Vigorous growth; plants are fully grown in 2 months from planting cutting in during summer season. Stem:Color.--Yellow-Green, RHS 144A. Length.--About 25 cm. Diameter.--About 3 mm. Pubescence.--Minimal. Branching.--About 15 to 25 main branches grow from the base and split into hundreds of secondary and tertiary branches. Length of internodes.--1.5 cmto 6 cm. Foliage: Overall shape.--Triangular. Apex.--Acute. Base.--Cordate. Size of leaf.--Width: 1.5 cm to 2.5 cm Length: 2.5 cm to 4 cm. Margin.--Delicate serrate. Color (mature).--Center color of leaf: Green, RHS 137B Upper side: Green, RHS 137BUnder side: Yellow-Green, RHS 148B. Color (immature).--Center color of leaf: Green, RHS 138A Upper side: Green, RHS 138A Under side: Yellow-Green, RHS 146B. Leaf texture.--Upper: Glabrous with sensible veins Under: Glabrous with sensible veins. Venation.--Pattern: Anastomotic Color: Upper surface: Yellow-Green, RHS 150A Lower surface: Green, RHS 143C. Petioles.--Length: About 0.5 cm to 1.2 cm Diameter: About 2.0 mm Color: Green, RHS143C. Flowers: Blooming period.--All year round in a moderateclimate or in a greenhouse environment. In Israel, flowering occurs between March and November outdoors. Flowering response time.--About 8 weeks from planting. Flowering stem.--Flowers appear along the growing stems. Quantity of flowers.--Per stem:About 5 Per plant: About 90 to 120. Flowering longevity.--On the plant: about 2 to 5 days, depending on temperature. Type.--Single. Shape.--Overall: funnel form; 5-winged; Corolla tube: cylindrical or often broadened above; Corolla: 2-lipped, theupper lip faintly 2-lobed, the lower lip 3-lobed. Orientation at opening.--Slanted upward. Fragrance.--None. Flower size.--Depth: About 3.5 cm Width: About 2.5 cm. Bud.-- Shape.--Oblong, cylindrical, ellipsoid, 5-winged. Size.--Length: About 1.5 cmDiameter: About 0.5 cm. Color.--Apex: Green, RHS 143A Base: Green, RHS 143C. Texture.--Pubescence on winged edges. Floral tube.--Length: About 2.0 cm Width: About 0.3 cm to 1.0 cm Color: Outside: Yellow, RHS 2D (base), Yellow, RHS 8C (middle) andViolet-Blue, RHS 94C (apex) Inside: Violet-Blue, RHS 97D (apex) and Yellow, RHS 13A (base). Petals.--Number: Four, fused. Length: Upper Petal: About 1.0 cm; Side Petals: About 1.3 cm; Lower Petal: About 1.0 cm. Width: Upper Petal: About 2.5 cm; SidePetals: About 0.8 cm; Lower Petal: About 1.5 cm. Shape: Upper Petal:Overall: spatulate, Apex: rounded, Base: fused; Side Petals: Overall: spatulate, Apex: rounded, Base: fused; Lower: Overall: spatulate, Apex: rounded, Base: fused. Margin: Undulatedand toothed Color: Mature Petals: Upper Surface: Upper Petal: Violet-Blue: Near apex, RHS 91B, and near base, RHS 92D; and margin, RHS 92D; Side Petals: Violet-Blue: Near apex, RHS 91A, with centralized RHS 91A, and near base, RHS 91C, and margin RHS91A; Lower Petal: Primarily Violet-Blue, RHS 91B, with Yellow, RHS 12A blotch in the middle near base, and Violet-Blue, RHS 91D color surrounding blotch and near base, and margin Violet-Blue, RHS 91B. Lower Surface: Upper Petal: Violet-Blue: Near apex,RHS 92C, and near base, RHS 92D and margin, RHS 92D; Side Petals: Violet-Blue: Near apex, RHS 91B, and near base, RHS 91D and margin, RHS 91B; Lower Petal: Near apex, Violet-Blue, RHS 91C, and near base, Yellow, RHS 4D and margin, Violet-Blue, RHS 91C. Throat: Upper throat: Violet-Blue, RHS 91C; Lower throat: Violet-Blue, RHS 91B. Immature Petals: Upper Surface: Upper Petal: Violet-Blue: Near apex, RHS 91B, and near base, RHS 91D; and margin, RHS 91B; Side Petals: Violet-Blue: Near apex, RHS 91A, nearbase, RHS 91C, and margin RHS 91A; Lower Petal: Primarily Violet-Blue, RHS 92C, with Yellow, RHS 5A blotch in the middle near base, and margin Violet-Blue, RHS 92C. Lower Surface: Upper Petal: Violet-Blue: Near apex, RHS 92C, and near base, RHS 92D andmargin, RHS 92C; Side Petals: Violet-Blue: Near apex, RHS 92B, and near base, RHS 92D, and margin, RHS 92B; Lower Petal: Near apex, Violet-Blue, RHS 91C, and near base, Yellow, RHS 11B and margin, Violet-Blue, RHS 91C; Throat: Center of Flower:Violet-Blue, RHS 91C. Sepals.--Number: 5 Length: About 1.5 cm Width: About 1.0 cm Shape: Two-lobed, 5-winged Apex: Acute Base: Wedge shaped Margin: Undulated Color: Green, RHS 143C. Peduncle.--Length: About 1.0 cm Diameter: About 2.0 mm Color: Green,RHS 143C. Reproductive organs: Androecium.--Stamen: Number: 2 pairs per flower, fused Color: White, RHS N155 Anther: Length: About 3.0 mm Width: About 1.0 mm Color: Greyed-Yellow, RHS 162B (mature anther) Spur: Not Present Filament: Length: About 1.0cm; lower filaments are shorter about 0.5 cm Width: About 1.0 mm Color: White, RHS N155 Pollen: Amount: Sparse. Color: White, RHS 155A Requirements for pollination: Young flowers, active pollen, and receptive, open stigma. Gynoecium.--Pistil: Number:One per flower Length: About 2.2 cm Stigma: Length: About 0.2 cm Width: About 0.2 cm Color: White, RHS 155D Style: Length: About 1.6 cm Color: White, RHS 155D. Ovary.--Number: 1 Length: About 0.4 cm Width: About 0.2 cm Color: Yellow-Green, RHS 145A. Seed/fruit: None Pest/disease resistance and/or susceptibility: A standard preventative spray program is sufficient as no susceptibility was observed. Temperature tolerance: Sensitive to temperatures below 5.degree. C.

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