|Trade name:||Sunny Anniversary|
|Botanical Name:||Abelia ×grandiflora|
Pépinières Minier SA
Les Fontaines de l'Aunay
Olivier Nazeyrollas, Pépinières Minier SA, Beaufort-en-Vallée, France
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2016-03-30|
|Grant of Rights Termination Date:||2036-03-30|
Variety used for comparison: 'Little Richard'
Summary: The plants of 'MINDUO1' are shorter than the plants of 'Little Richard'. The leaf blade of 'MINDUO1' is smaller with less glossiness than the leaf blade of 'Little Richard'. The flower of 'MINDUO1' is shorter than the flower of 'Little Richard'. The inner side of the corolla lobe for'MINDUO1' is light yellow whereas the inner side of the corolla lobe for 'Little Richard' is white. The inner side of the corolla tube of 'MINDUO1' is violet with a light yellow ground colour and yellow orange nectary guide whereas the inner side of the corolla tube of 'Little Richard is white. The outer dorsal side of the corolla tube of 'MINDUO1' is violet with light yellow at the base whereas the outer dorsal side of the corolla tube of 'Little Richard' is white. The outer ventral side of the corolla tube of 'MINDUO1' is light yellow whereas the outer ventral side of the corolla tube of 'Little Richard' is white.
PLANT: deciduous flowering shrub, compact bushy rounded growth habit, many branches, dense foliage
STEM: medium thickness, smooth, new shoots red brown
LEAF: opposite arrangement along stem, simple type, absent or very weak fragrance
LEAF BLADE: ovate shape, acuminate apex, obtuse base, dentate margin, shallow margin incisions, medium glossiness of upper side, sparse pubescence on upper and lower side, medium to dark green on upper side, light green on lower side, no variegation, petiole present
SEPAL: brown red (closest to RHS 181B-C) on upper side and brown red (closest to RHS 181D) on lower side
FLOWER: positioned in clusters, trumpet shape, medium fragrance
COROLLA LOBE: inner side is light yellow (RHS 4D)
COROLLA TUBE: inner side is violet (RHS 77B-C) with a light yellow (RHS 4D) ground colour and a yellow orange (RHS 21A) nectary guide, outer dorsal side is violet (RHS 77B-C) with light yellow (RHS 4D) base, outer ventral side is light yellow (lighter than RHS 4D)
Origin & Breeding History: 'MINDUO1' originated from an open pollinated cross conducted in July 2005 by Olivier Nazeyrollas at Pépinières Minier in La Ménitré, Maine et Loire, France. The cross involved the variety 'Minefest', as the female parent, and an unknown male parent. 'MINDUO1' was selected in July 2007 based on its compact plant growth habit, large inflorescence, long flowering period, flower size and colour, and good garden performance. Asexual reproduction of 'MINDUO1' was first conducted in August 2007 using semi-hardwood cuttings.
Tests & Trials: The comparative trial of 'MINDUO1' was conducted as an outdoor container trial during the summer of 2014 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. It included a total of 10 shrubs each of the candidate and reference variety. All shrubs were grown from 5.7 cm liners and planted into 7.6 litre containers on June 5, 2013. The trial was arranged with approximately 50 cm spacing between shrubs. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 shrubs or parts of shrubs of the candidate and reference varieties on July 29th, 2014. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'MINDUO1' with reference variety 'Little Richard'
Plant height (cm)
Leaf blade length (mm)
Leaf blade width (mm)
Flower length (mm)
Colour of corolla lobe (RHS)
Colour of corolla tube (RHS)
|inner side||77B-C with 4D ground colour and 21A nectary guide||NN155C|
|outer dorsal side||77B-C with 4D at base||NN155C|
|outer ventral side||lighter than 4D||NN155C|
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