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Bomy Pinka


Denomination: 'Bomy Pinka'
Trade name: Bombay Pink
Botanical Name: Scaevola aemula
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Jason Jandrew, Mountain View, 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: 2005-03-29
Application Number: 05-4666
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-10-10
Certificate Number: 2969
Date rights surrendered: 2015-08-21

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Outback Royal Pink'

Summary: Plants of 'Bomy Pinka' are taller and have a lower degree of branching than plants of 'Outback Royal Pink'. 'Bomy Pinka' has larger leaves and sepals than 'Outback Royal Pink'. 'Bomy Pinka' has more flowers per stem, larger corollas and longer petals than 'Outback Royal Pink'. The main colour of the inner upper side of the corolla is blue pink to light blue pink in 'Bomy Pinka', and violet in 'Outback Royal Pink'.


PLANT: vegetatively propagated, annual, semi-upright to spreading/trailing, strong degree of branching, strong basal branching

STEM: light to medium green, weak anthocyanin, sparse to medium pubescence, medium thick to thick, smooth

LEAVES: alternate arrangement on stem, simple
LEAF BLADE: oblanceolate, acute apex, attenuate base, lobed margin with large dentations, sparse pubescence on upper side, sparse to moderate pubescence on lower side, medium to dark green on upper side, light to medium green on lower side, no variegation

FLOWERING PERIOD: almost continuous, begins mid-season, long
FLOWER: one per leaf axil, axillary position
COROLLA: fan-shaped, five petals, blue pink to light blue pink on inner side with white at base, blue pink outer side
COROLLA THROAT: dense to very dense pubescence, yellow on inner side, yellow green on outer side
PETALS: elliptic to oblong, cuspidate apex, not touching arrangement, entire margin with moderate undulation

Origin & Breeding History: 'Bomy Pinka' was developed by the breeder Jason Jandrew, an employee of Goldsmith Seeds, Inc., California, U.S.A. The new variety originated from a controlled cross between female parent '1012' and male parent '1035', two proprietary lines with violet-coloured flowers. One plant was selected from the progeny in 2004 based on flower colour, form and plant habit.

Tests & Trials: The test and trial for 'Bomy Pinka' was conducted in a poly-house during the summer of 2006, at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 15 plants of each variety. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 15 cm pots on April 26, 2006. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on August 23 and 29, 2006. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Bomy Pinka' with reference variety 'Outback Royal Pink'

Plant height (cm)

  'Bomy Pinka' 'Outback Royal Pink'
mean 39.0 21.8
std. deviation 3.11 2.14

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Bomy Pinka' 'Outback Royal Pink'
mean 5.5 2.0
std. deviation 0.55 0.29

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Bomy Pinka' 'Outback Royal Pink'
mean 2.3 1.0
std. deviation 0.25 0.11

Sepal length (mm)

  'Bomy Pinka' 'Outback Royal Pink'
mean 15.3 10.1
std. deviation 0.67 0.74

Sepal width (mm)

  'Bomy Pinka' 'Outback Royal Pink'
mean 7.2 6.6
std. deviation 1.14 0.70

Number of flowers per flowering stem (count)

  'Bomy Pinka' 'Outback Royal Pink'
mean 9.5 3.5
std. deviation 0.97 0.53

Corolla length (cm)

  'Bomy Pinka' 'Outback Royal Pink'
mean 2.6 1.7
std. deviation 0.11 0.10

Corolla width (cm)

  'Bomy Pinka' 'Outback Royal Pink'
mean 2.7 1.7
std. deviation 0.11 0.10

Petal length (cm)

  'Bomy Pinka' 'Outback Royal Pink'
mean 1.4 0.9
std. deviation 0.08 0.07

Petal width (cm)

  'Bomy Pinka' 'Outback Royal Pink'
mean 0.5 0.3
std. deviation 0.05 0.05

Colour of inner side of corolla (RHS)

  'Bomy Pinka' 'Outback Royal Pink'
main colour 63C-D 75C
secondary colour 155C at base 65C on central stripe and 155C at base
throat 5A 151A

Colour of outer side of corolla (RHS)

  'Bomy Pinka' 'Outback Royal Pink'
main colour lighter than N66D 75B with 155C stripe
throat 154D 151C

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Bomy Pinka
Scaevola: 'Bomy Pinka' (left) with reference variety 'Outback Royal Pink' (right)

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