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Denomination: 'DSALBIBLUE'
Trade name: Sallyfun Bicolor Blue
Botanical Name: Salvia farinacea
Applicant/Holder: Danziger - "Dan" Flower Farm
5029700 P.O. Box 24
Moshav Mishmar Hashiva
Breeder: Gavriel Danziger, Moshav Mishmar Hashiva, Israel
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2015-12-04
Provisional Protection:: 2015-12-04
Application Number: 15-8768
Grant of Rights Date: 2017-10-23
Certificate Number: 5554
Date rights surrendered: 2018-10-23

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'DSALFBLUEM' (Sallyfun Blue Emotion)

Summary: The plants of 'DSALBIBLUE' are shorter, with denser shoots, than those of 'DSALFBLUEM', which have medium density shoots. The incisions of the leaf blade margin of 'DSALBIBLUE' are absent or very shallow while those of 'DSALFBLUEM' are of shallow to medium depth. The leaf blade, inflorescence and inflorescence internode of 'DSALBIBLUE' are shorter than those of 'DSALFBLUEM'. The lower lip of the corolla of 'DSALBIBLUE' is narrower than that of 'DSALFBLUEM'.


PLANT: upright growth habit, dense shoots
STEM: strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, dense pubescence

LEAF: petiole present
LEAF BLADE: broadest part moderately towards the base, acute to obtuse apex, obtuse base, absent or very shallow incisions of the margin, weak to medium undulation of margin
LEAF BLADE (UPPER SIDE): green, no variegation, sparse pubescence, absent or very weak rugosity, medium glossiness

INFLORESCENCE: very many florets per node, few lateral branches, upright attitude of tip
BRACT: strong persistence, outer side is dark green (RHS 144A) with blue violet (RHS N88A-B) pubescence
CALYX (OUTER SIDE): white (RHS 155B) at base, blue violet (RHS N88A-B) on upper half, dense pubescence
COROLLA TUBE (OUTER SIDE): white (RHS NN155C) with blue violet (RHS N88C) overcolour
COROLLA (UPPER LIP): outer side is blue violet (RHS N88A) with lighter violet blue (RHS 93B) tones, dense pubescence
COROLLA (LOWER LIP): erect attitude relative to corolla tube, inner side is blue violet (RHS N88B) with violet blue (RHS 93B-C) tones, inner side has secondary colour of white (RHS NN155B) distributed at central zone, weak undulation of margin

Origin & Breeding History: 'DSALBIBLUE' originated from an open pollinated cross conducted by the breeder, Gavriel Danziger, between 'SAF-11-1082', as the female parent, and an unknown male parent in June 2011 in Moshav Mishmar Hashiva, Israel. The seed resulting from the cross was sown in a greenhouse and seedlings were selected on March 1, 2012 for further evaluation. On May 31, 2012, 'DSALBIBLUE' was selected for its plant growth habit and structure, uniform flowering along stems, flower colour and flower abundance. 'DSALBIBLUE' was first propagated by vegetative cuttings in Mishmar Hashiva, Israel.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'DSALBIBLUE' was conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2016 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 20 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. Plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 3.8 liter pots on April 20, 2016. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants, or parts of plants, of each variety on June 7, 2016. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'DSALBIBLUE' with reference variety 'DSALFBLUEM'

Plant height (cm)

mean 43.1 67.4
std. deviation 1.55 3.67

Leaf blade length (cm)

mean 6.6 8.2
std. deviation 0.34 0.37

Inflorescence length (cm)

mean 14.3 22.8
std. deviation 2.06 3.29

Inflorescence internode length (cm)

mean 1.6 2.2
std. deviation 0.37 0.22

Lower lip width (cm)

mean 1.0 1.2
std. deviation 0.10 0.09

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Salvia: 'DSALBIBLUE' (left) with reference variety 'DSALFBLUEM' (right)

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Salvia: 'DSALBIBLUE' (left) with reference variety 'DSALFBLUEM' (right)

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Salvia: 'DSALBIBLUE' (left) with reference variety 'DSALFBLUEM' (right)

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