|Trade name:||Summer White|
|Botanical Name:||Arenaria montana|
Syngenta Participations AG
H. Stemkens, Hoorn, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
Variety used for comparison: Arenaria montana
Summary: The plants of 'AMOZ0001' flower for a longer period of time, almost continuously, than those of Arenaria montana which flower once. In order to flower, the plants of 'AMOZ0001' do not require a vernalization period while those of Arenaria montana do. The peduncle of 'AMOZ0001' is shorter than that of Arenaria montana.
PLANT: bushy rounded growth habit, medium to dense branching
STEM: red-brown, very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, dense pubescence, small diameter
LEAF: simple type
LEAF BLADE: linear and elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, entire margin, medium density pubescence on upper side, sparse to medium density pubescence on lower side, medium green on upper side, light to medium green on lower side
FLOWERING: long length of time, almost continuous
SEPAL: narrow elliptic, acute to acuminate apex, entire margin
FLOWER: single type, petals non-touching
PETAL: white (RHS NN155C-D) on inner side, obovate, rounded wavy apex, weak recurvature of tip
Origin & Breeding History: 'AMOZ0001' originated from a controlled cross conducted by the breeder Har Stemkens, an employee of Syngenta in Enkhuizen, the Netherlands, in April 2007, as part of a controlled breeding program. The cross was conducted between the female parent 'K1243-1' and an unknown male parent, both proprietary seedlings. In September 2007, the resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse from which a single plant was selected in March 2008 based on its plant growth habit, flower colour and production characteristics.
Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'AMOZ0001' was conducted in a polyhouse during the winter of 2015 and the spring of 2016 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 10 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots in May 2015. Observations and measurements showing early flowering of the candidate variety were taken from 10 plants, or parts of plants, on December 9, 2015 and all other observations and measurements were taken on April 26, 2016. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison table for 'AMOZ0001' with reference variety Arenaria montana
Peduncle length (cm)
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