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Angelonia plant named `Anbluim`
PP22390 Angelonia plant named `Anbluim`
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Inventor: Geibel
Date Issued: December 20, 2011
Application: 12/806,252
Filed: August 7, 2010
Inventors: Geibel; Martin (Dresden, DE)
Assignee: Elsner PAC Jungpflanzen GbR (Dresden, DE)
Primary Examiner: McCormick Ewoldt; Susan
Assistant Examiner:
Attorney Or Agent: Whealy; C. A.
U.S. Class: PLT/404
Field Of Search: PLT/404
International Class: A01H 5/00
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Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Angelonia plant named `Anbluim`, characterized by its compact, upright and outwardly slanting plant habit; freely branching habit; early and freely flowering habit; large dark violet-colored flowers; and good garden performance.
Claim: It is claimed:

1. A new and distinct Angelonia plant named `Anbluim` as illustrated and described.
Description: Botanical designation: Angeloniahybrid.

Cultivar denomination: `ANBLUIM`.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to a new and distinct cultivar of Angelonia plant, botanically known as Angelonia hybrid, and hereinafter referred to by the name `Anbluim`.

The new Angelonia plant is a product of a planned breeding program conducted by the Inventor in Dresden, Germany. The objective of the breeding program is to create new compact and freely-flowering Angelonia plants with attractive flowercoloration.

The new Angelonia plant originated from a cross-pollination made by the Inventor during the summer of 2005 in Dresden, Germany of two unnamed proprietary selections of Angelonia hybrida, not patented. The new Angelonia plant was discovered andselected by the Inventor as a single flowering plant within the progeny of the stated cross-pollination in a controlled greenhouse environment in Dresden, Germany during the summer of 2006.

Asexual reproduction of the new Angelonia plant by cuttings in a controlled greenhouse environment in Dresden, Germany since December, 2006, has shown that the unique features of this new Angelonia plant are stable and reproduced true to type insuccessive generations.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

Plants of the new Angelonia have not been observed under all possible environmental conditions. The phenotype may vary somewhat with variations in environment and cultural practices such as temperature and light intensity without, however, anyvariance in genotype.

The following traits have been repeatedly observed and are determined to be the unique characteristics of `Anbluim`. These characteristics in combination distinguish `Anbluim` as a new and distinct cultivar of Angelonia plant: 1. Compact,upright and outwardly slanting plant habit. 2. Freely branching habit. 3. Early and freely flowering habit. 4. Large dark violet-colored flowers. 5. Good garden performance.

Plants of the new Angelonia differ from plants of the parent selections primarily in plant and flowering habit as plants of the new Angelonia are more freely branching and freely flowering than plants of the parent selections.

Plants of the new Angelonia can be compared to plants of Angelonia hybrid `Anblauzwei`, disclosed in U.S. Plant Pat. No. 14,189. In side-by-side comparisons conducted in Dresden, Germany, plants of the new Angelonia and `Anblauzwei` differedin the following characteristics: 1. Plants of the new Angelonia were shorter than and not as broad as plants of `Anblauzwei`. 2. Plants of the new Angelonia were more freely branching than plants of `Anblauzwei`.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THEPHOTOGRAPHS

The accompanying colored photographs illustrate the overall appearance of the new Angelonia plant, showing the colors as true as it is reasonably possible to obtain in colored reproductions of this type. Colors in the photographs may differslightly from the color values cited in the detailed botanical description which accurately describe the colors of the new Angelonia plant.

The photograph at the bottom of the sheet comprises a side perspective view of typical flowering plants of `Anbluim`.

The photograph at the top of the sheet comprises a close-up view of a typical flowering plant of `Anbluim`.

DETAILED BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION

Plants used for the aforementioned photographs and the following observations, measurements and values were grown during the winter and spring in 13-cm containers in a glass-covered greenhouse in Dresden, Germany and under typical commercialcultural practices. During the production of the plants, day temperatures averaged 20.degree. C., night temperatures averaged 16.degree. C. and light levels ranging from 15 kilolux to 100 kilolux. Plants were pinched twice, two and five weeks afterplanting. Plants were five months old when the photographs and the description were taken. In the following description, color references are made to The Royal Horticultural Society Colour Chart, 1995 Edition, except where general terms of ordinarydictionary significance are used. Botanical classification: Angelonia hybrida `Anbluim`. Parentage: Female, or seed, parent.--Unnamed proprietary selection of Angelonia hybrida, not patented. Male, or pollen, parent.--Unnamed proprietary selection ofAngelonia hybrida, not patented. Propagation: Type.--By cuttings. Time to initiate roots.--About 20 days at 20.degree. C. Time to produce a rooted young plant.--About four weeks at 20.degree. C. Root description.--Fine, fibrous; white in color. Rooting habit.--Freely branching; moderately dense. Plant description: Plant form/habit.--Herbaceous perennial; compact, upright and outwardly slanting plant habit; broad inverted triangle; freely branching habit; when pinched, about five to sevenlateral branches develop per plant; vigorous growth habit. Plant height.--About 45 cm. Plant width (spread).--About 30 cm. Lateral branches.--Length: About 40 cm. Diameter: About 4 mm. Internode length: About 1 cm to 2 cm. Strength: Moderatelystrong to strong. Texture: Slightly pubescent. Color: Close to 137C. Leaf description: Arrangement.--Opposite, decussate; simple; sessile. Length.--About 2 cm to 8 cm. Width.--About 1 cm to 2.5 cm. Shape.--Lanceolate to oblong. Apex.--Acute. Base.--Attenuate. Margin.--Serrate. Texture, upper and lower surfaces.--Smooth, glabrous; leathery. Venation pattern.--Pinnate. Color.--Developing and fully expanded leaves, upper surface: Close to 139A; venation, close to 139A. Developing leaves,lower surface: Close to 137B; midvein, close to 145C; lateral veins, close to 137B. Flower description: Flower type/habit.--Single flowers arranged in terminal racemes; flowers face mostly outwardly; freely flowering habit; dense inflorescences. Fragrance.--None detected. Natural flowering season.--Early flowering habit, plants begin flowering about ten weeks after planting; in the garden, flowering is continuous from mid-May until frost in Central Europe. Postproduction longevity.--Flowerslast about 20 days on the plant; flowers not persistent. Flower buds.--Height: About 5 mm. Diameter: About 5 mm. Shape: Globose. Color: Close to 137A. Inflorescence height.--About 15 cm. Inflorescence diameter.--About 8 cm. Flower diameter.--About3.3 cm by 3 cm. Flower depth.--About 1 cm. Petals.--Quantity per flower: Typically five in a single whorl; petals fused at the base into a tubular throat. Length: About 1.2 cm. Width: About 1.6 cm. Shape: Roughly spatulate. Apex: Rounded. Margin:Entire; undulate. Texture, upper and lower surfaces: Smooth, glabrous; velvety. Color: When opening and fully opened, upper surface: Darker than 82A to more blue than 83A; color becoming closer to 82A with development. When opening and fully opened,lower surface: Close to 82A; color becoming closer to 82C with development. Throat: Close to 155D. Sepals.--Quantity per flower: Typically five in a single whorl. Length: About 5 mm. Width: About 3 mm. Shape: Ovate. Apex: Acute. Margin: Entire. Texture, upper and lower surfaces: Smooth, glabrous. Color, upper and lower surfaces: Close to 139A. Pedicels.--Length: About 2 cm. Diameter: About 1 mm. Angle: Outward to slightly upright, less than 90.degree. from vertical. Strength: Moderatelystrong; flexible. Texture: Slightly pubescent. Color: Close to 146A. Reproductive organs.--Stamens: Quantity per flower: Typically four. Filament length: About 3 mm. Filament color: Close to 85D. Anther shape: Elliptic. Anther length: About 2 mm. Anther color: Close to 83A. Pollen amount: Moderate. Pollen color: Close to 155D. Pistils: Quantity per flower: One. Pistil length: About 3 mm. Stigma shape: Tapering. Stigma color: Close to 155D. Style length: About 4 mm. Style color: Close to155D. Ovary color: Close to 177A. Fruits.--Length: About 5 mm. Diameter: About 5 mm. Color: Close to 177B. Seeds.--Quantity per flower: About 30 to 50. Length: Less than 1 mm. Diameter: Less than 1 mm. Color: Light brown. Disease/pestresistance: Plants of the new Angelonia have not been noted to be resistant to pathogens and pests common to Angelonia. Garden performance: Plants of the new Angelonia have been observed to have good garden performance and tolerate rain, wind andtemperatures ranging from about 1.degree. C. to 30.degree. C.

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