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Denomination: 'Haeumanarc'
Trade name: Marcus
Botanical Name: Salvia sylvestris
Applicant/Holder: Häussermann, Martin
Haussermann Stauden + Gehölze GbR
Im Kornfeld 4, 71696
Breeder: Martin Häussermann, Möglingen, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2003-01-16
Application Number: 03-3460
Grant of Rights Date: 2004-06-07
Certificate Number: 1837
Date rights surrendered: 2015-06-07

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Ostfriesland'

Summary: 'Haeumanarc' produces a smaller plant with smaller leaves than 'Ostfriesland'. The stem of 'Haeumanarc' is thinner than in 'Ostfriesland'. The shape of the base of the leaf in 'Hauemanarc' is cordate while it is truncate shaped in 'Ostfriesland'. 'Haeumanarc' has a longer petiole than 'Ostfriesland'. The raceme type inflorescence is shorter in 'Haeumanarc' than in 'Ostfriesland'. The corolla is longer in 'Haeumanarc' than in 'Ostfriesland'.


'Haeumanarc' is a vegetatively propagated perennial salvia variety which has an upright bushy growth habit with dense branching. The stem is edge shaped, medium green and thin to medium in thickness with medium to dense pubescence and usually very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration. The leaves are simple, oppositely arranged and oblanceolate in shape with an acute shaped apex, cordate shaped base and crenate margin. The upper side of the leaf has no variegation, medium to dense pubescence and a medium green colour. The lower side of the leaf is a light green colour with medium pubescence. There is a petiole present.

'Haeumanarc' flowers continuously early in the season for a medium to long period of time. The inflorescence is a raceme type that bears erect florets in both the axillary and terminal positions. The inflorescence has anthocyanin present on the upper nodes and bracts with medium to dense pubescence throughout. The sepals are fused and acute in shape with an acuminate shaped apex. There is no curvature of the tip of the sepal and the margin is entire. There is medium to dense pubescence on the sepal as well as strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the margins and veins. The corolla is labiate with an upper lip and a lower lip with one main and two side lobes. The margin of the corolla lobes is entire. 'Haeumanarc' has a blue violet coloured floret.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Haeumanarc' was discovered by the breeder as a naturally occurring mutation of the variety 'Ostfriesland' in Stuttgart, Germany during the summer of 1998. The selection criteria were a shorter growth habit and deep violet flower colour. It was first propagated in 1999 by vegetative cuttings in Stuttgart, Germany.

Tests & Trials: The trials were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2003 in St. Thomas, Ontario. There were 15 plants of each variety grown from bare rooted plants which were transplanted into 15 cm plastic pots in week 17. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety. All colour measurements were made using RHS colour chart 2001.

Comparison tables for 'Haeumanarc' with reference variety 'Ostfriesland'

Plant height (cm)

  'Haeumanarc' 'Ostfriesland'
mean 19.90 41.30
std. deviation 1.370 3.860

Plant width (cm)

  'Haeumanarc' 'Ostfriesland'
mean 32.70 37.60
std. deviation 4.373 4.006

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Haeumanarc' 'Ostfriesland'
mean 3.88 6.16
std. deviation 0.575 0.740

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Haeumanarc' 'Ostfriesland'
mean 1.80 2.32
std. deviation 0.267 0.230

Petiole length (cm)

  'Haeumanarc' 'Ostfriesland'
mean 2.02 1.20
std. deviation 0.402 0.452

Inflorescence length (cm)

  'Haeumanarc' 'Ostfriesland'
mean 10.52 21.51
std. deviation 1.718 4.237

Corolla length (including tube) (cm)

  'Haeumanarc' 'Ostfriesland'
mean 1.19 0.94
std. deviation 0.032 0.084
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