|Trade name:||Blue Eternity|
|Botanical Name:||Gentiana scabra|
PKM Innovation ApS
Rune Harboe Nielsen, Dalina Genetics A/S, Odense N, Denmark
|Agent in Canada:||
Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
Oxford Station, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2019-10-11|
|Date rights surrendered:||2020-10-11|
Variety used for comparison: 'Genfire'
Summary: The stem of 'Genfem' has anthocyanin colouration present two-thirds from the base while the stem of 'Genfire' does not. The leaf blade shape of 'Genfem' is narrow lanceolate while that of 'Genfire' is rounded. The inner side of the corolla tube of 'Genfem' has dense spots on the upper part while that of 'Genfire' has a medium density of spots on the upper part.
PLANT: semi-erect growth habit
STEM: very short to short, thin, circular in cross-section at midpoint, light green, anthocyanin colouration present at two thirds from base, few internodes longer than 5 mm, very short to short internodes in central third, side shoots present, very few to few side shoots with only one node, very few to few side shoots with more than one node, largest leaf positioned in upper third
LEAF: very short to short, narrow, narrow lanceolate shape, reflexed in cross-section, convex in longitudinal section, twisting present, three conspicuous veins, dark green on upper side, no anthocyanin colouration on upper side
INFLORESCENCE: single flower distribution, only terminal flower position, very few to few flowering nodes, early flowering
CALYX: dark green, no anthocyanin colouration, medium to long tube, medium to large diameter of tube, funnel-shaped tube, lanceolate lobes
FLOWER: single type, medium degree of closing of flowers under low light intensity
COROLLA: medium to long, large diameter at middle third, campanulate shape, large diameter at top, reflexed to strongly reflexed lobes, five lobes
PARACOROLLA: acute apex
COROLLA LOBE: short to medium length, medium to broad, broad triangular shape, distal end is obtuse
COROLLA LOBE (INNER SIDE): violet blue (RHS 94A), dense spots
COROLLA TUBE (INNER SIDE): violet blue (RHS 94A) on upper part, dense spots on upper part
COROLLA TUBE (OUTER SIDE): violet blue (RHS 94B) on upper part, absent or very sparse density of spots on upper part, purple brown streaked pattern present
ANTHER: fully developed, spatulate shape
Origin & Breeding History: 'Genfem' originated from the hybridization of two unnamed proprietary selections, '5362C' and '5847E', in June 2008, by the breeder at a research greenhouse in Stige, Denmark. This resulted in a population of hybrid Gentian scabra seedlings which were further evaluated. In May 2014, 'Genfem' was selected based on its dense, bushy plant growth habit and attractive violet-blue coloured flowers.
Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Genfem' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2014/2203, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, in Angers, France. The trial was conducted at the Naktuinbouw Variety Center in Roelofarendsveen, Netherlands in 2015. The colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
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