INLBUBLUPR

Sweet Alyssum

Denomination: 'INLBUBLUPR'
Trade name: Blushing Princess
Botanical Name: Lobularia
Applicant/Holder: InnovaPlant Zierpflanzen GmbH & Co. KG
Postfach 113
D-55454
Gensingen
Germany
Breeder: Peter Wicki-Freidl, S/C La Palma - Islas Canarias, Spain
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2012-07-04
Application Number: 12-7655
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-05-23
Certificate Number: 4779
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2032-05-23

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Inlbusnopr' (Snow Princess) and 'Snow Globe Purple'

Summary: The plants of 'INLBUBLUPR' are taller than those of both reference varieties and wider than those of 'Inlbusnopr'. The shoot of 'INLBUBLUPR' has medium anthocyanin while the shoot of both reference varieties have absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration. The bud of 'INLBUBLUPR' is purple while that of 'Inlbusnopr' is green. The upper side of the corolla of 'INLBUBLUPR' is white with a blush of violet and violet veins at the base while that of 'Inlbusnopr' is white throughout, and 'Snow Globe Purple' is light blue violet with a diffuse band of violet along the margins. The lower side of the corolla of 'INLBUBLUPR' is white with violet veins while that of 'Inlbusnopr' is white throughout and 'Snow Globe Purple' is violet with some light blue violet streaks.

Description:

PLANT: semi-erect growth habit, annual, medium density
SHOOT: absent or very sparse pubescence, medium anthocyanin colouration

LEAF BLADE: lanceolate to linear, acute apex, attenuate (sessile) base, entire margin, no variegation, upper side is medium green, absent or very sparse pubescence on upper and lower surfaces, no petiole

INFLORESCENCE: round purple bud, axillary and terminal buds on shoot, medium density, columnar shape in profile
COROLLA LOBES: overlapping, weakly recurved along longitudinal axis, absent to weak undulation of margin
COROLLA: upper side is white (RHS NN155D) with a blush of violet (RHS N80B-C) and violet (RHS N80B) veins at the base, lower side is white (RHS NN155D) with violet (RHS N80B) veins, colour on upper side is weakly fading with age
POLLEN: yellow

Origin & Breeding History: 'INLBUBLUPR' originated from a cross-pollination conducted between the female seed parent 'INLBUSNOPR' and pollen from plants of tetraploid Lobularia maritima in March 2009 by Peter Wicki-Freidl in La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain. Seedlings were selected from the progeny of the cross in May 2010 based on flower colour, flower size and leaf size.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'INLBUBLUPR' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2013 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 20 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 13.2 cm pots on April 11, 2013. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on May 13, 2013. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'INLBUBLUPR' with reference varieties 'Inlbusnopr' and 'Snow Globe Purple'

Plant height (cm)

  'INLBUBLUPR' 'Inlbusnopr' 'Snow Globe Purple'
mean 14.3 11.6 9.1
std. deviation 0.73 1.15 1.06

Plant width (cm)

  'INLBUBLUPR' 'Inlbusnopr' 'Snow Globe Purple'
mean 28.3 22.8 27.8
std. deviation 1.46 1.54 1.53

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'INLBUBLUPR' 'Inlbusnopr' 'Snow Globe Purple'
upper side NN155D with a blush of N80B-C and N80B veins at the base NN155C 76C with a diffuse band of N81A-B along margins
lower side NN155D with N80B veins NN155C N81C with some 76B streaks

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Sweet Alyssum: 'INLBUBLUPR' (left) with reference varieties 'Inlbusnopr' (centre) and 'Snow Globe Purple' (right)

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Sweet Alyssum: 'INLBUBLUPR' (left) with reference varieties 'Inlbusnopr' (centre) and 'Snow Globe Purple' (right)

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Sweet Alyssum: 'INLBUBLUPR' (left) with reference varieties 'Inlbusnopr' (centre) and 'Snow Globe Purple' (right)