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Bomy Bule


Denomination: 'Bomy Bule'
Trade name: Bombay Blue
Botanical Name: Scaevola aemula
Applicant/Holder: Goldsmith Seeds, Inc.
2280 Hecker Pass Highway
P.O. Box 1349
Gilroy, California
United States of America
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: 05-4667
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-10-10
Certificate Number: 2970
Date rights surrendered: 2009-09-23

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Outback Fan Dancer' and 'Newon' (New Wonder)

Summary: Plants of 'Bomy Bule' are wider than those of 'Outback Fan Dancer'. Leaves of 'Bomy Bule' are longer than those of 'Outback Fan Dancer' and 'Newon'. The sepals of 'Bomy Bule' are narrower than those of the reference varieties. The central stripe is less pronounced on petals of 'Bomy Bule' than in the reference varieties.


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

STEM: light to medium green, moderate anthocyanin, sparse to medium pubescence, medium thickness, smooth

LEAVES: alternate arrangement on stem, simple
LEAF BLADE: oblanceolate and spatulate, acute to cuspidate apex, attenuate base, dentate margin, sparse to moderate pubescence on upper side, moderate pubescence on lower side, medium to dark green on upper side, 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 violet on inner side with white at base, violet on outer side
COROLLA THROAT: very dense pubescence on inner side, dense pubescence on outer side, yellow on inner side, yellow green on outer side
PETALS: obovate to oblong, cuspidate apex, not touching arrangement, entire margin with weak undulation

Origin & Breeding History: 'Bomy Bule' 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 the female parent '180' and male parent '999', 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 Bule' 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 Bule' with reference varieties 'Outback Fan Dancer' and 'Newon'

Plant width (cm)

  'Bomy Bule' 'Outback Fan Dancer' 'Newon'
mean 76.9 56.4 70.5
std. deviation 6.38 7.32 7.58

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Bomy Bule' 'Outback Fan Dancer' 'Newon'
mean 9.0 6.9 6.7
std. deviation 0.77 0.98 0.56

Sepal width (mm)

  'Bomy Bule' 'Outback Fan Dancer' 'Newon'
mean 4.3 5.7 5.8
std. deviation 0.48 0.67 0.63

Number of flowers per flowering stem (count)

  'Bomy Bule' 'Outback Fan Dancer' 'Newon'
mean 14.0 13.7 11.4
std. deviation 1.15 3.33 1.71

Colour of inner side of corolla (RHS)

  'Bomy Bule' 'Outback Fan Dancer' 'Newon'
main colour N88C 90C N88C
secondary colour 155C at base N87B to N81B stripe with 155C at base N87B stripe with 155C at base
throat 5A 4A 5A

Colour of outer side of corolla (RHS)

  'Bomy Bule' 'Outback Fan Dancer' 'Newon'
main colour N87C lighter than 90C N87C
throat 4C 4C 4C

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Bomy Bule
Scaevola: 'Bomy Bule' (left) with reference varieties 'Newon' (centre) and 'Outback Fan Dancer' (right)

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