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Salv Bule


Denomination: 'Salv Bule'
Trade name: Velocity Blue
Botanical Name: Salvia
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Ralph T. Perkins, Syngenta Flowers, Inc., Gilroy, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2007-12-24
Application Number: 07-6113
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-08-27
Certificate Number: 3920
Date rights surrendered: 2014-07-11

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balsalmisp' (Mystic Spires Blue)

Summary: The internodes on the shoot of 'Salv Bule' are shorter than those of 'Balsalmisp'. The leaves of 'Salv Bule' are shorter and narrower than those of 'Balsalmisp'. The leaves of 'Salv Bule' are lanceolate with mostly entire margins and very weak rugosity whereas the leaves of 'Balsalmisp' are ovate with a crenate margin and medium rugosity. The petioles of 'Salv Bule' are shorter than those of 'Balsalmisp'.


PLANT: narrow upright growth habit, medium density
SHOOT: medium to strong anthocyanin colouration, dense pubescence, medium thickness

LEAF: opposite arrangement, lanceolate, acute apex, cuneate base, mostly entire margin, medium green, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence on upper side, medium pubescence on lower side, very weak rugosity

INFLORESCENCE: spike, whorled arrangements of the flowers, high density of whorls
FLOWER: outward attitude, bilabiate shape, strong intensity of violet anthocyanin on the calyx, upper lip violet blue (RHS 93B) with blue to light violet blue (RHS 100C-D) central longitudinal markings, lower lip blue violet (RHS 93B) fading to light violet blue (RHS 97C)

Origin & Breeding History: 'Salv Bule' originated from the open pollination of 'I1-(7).5', a proprietary seedling with deep blue flowers with an unknown male parent, made in July 2005 in Gilroy, California, USA. Seed from the resulting cross was sown in a greenhouse in December 2005. A single plant from the progeny was selected for flower colour, flower quantity and plant growth habit in April 2006.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Salv Bule' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2009, in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 15 plants of the candidate and reference varieties each individually grown from rooted cuttings transplanted into 15cm pots on April 28, 2009. Observations and measurements were taken on 10 plants of each variety on June 8, 2009. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Salv Bule' with reference variety 'Balsalmisp'

Shoot: length of internodes (cm)

  'Salv Bule' 'Balsalmisp'
mean 3.5 4.8
std. deviation 0.81 0.65

Leaf blade: length (cm)

  'Salv Bule' 'Balsalmisp'
mean 5.2 7.5
std. deviation 0.42 0.49

Leaf blade: width (cm)

  'Salv Bule' 'Balsalmisp'
mean 1.6 5.3
std. deviation 0.14 0.47

Petiole: length (cm)

  'Salv Bule' 'Balsalmisp'
mean 1.8 2.9
std. deviation 0.38 0.14

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Salv Bule
Salvia: 'Salv Bule' (left) with reference variety 'Balsalmisp' (right)

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Salv Bule
Salvia: 'Salv Bule' (left) with reference variety 'Balsalmisp' (right)

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