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Bomy Litbule


Denomination: 'Bomy Litbule'
Trade name: Bombay Light 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, Goldsmith Seeds, Inc., 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: 2005-07-19
Application Number: 05-5017
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-10-10
Certificate Number: 2971
Date rights surrendered: 2008-10-27

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Newon' (New Wonder)

Summary: Plants of 'Bomy Litbule' are shorter than those of 'Newon'. 'Bomy Litbule' has longer sepals than 'Newon'. The colour of the upper side of the corolla of 'Bomy Litbule' is lighter than that of 'Newon'. The central stripe is less pronounced on petals of 'Bomy Litbule' than on those of 'Newon'.


PLANT: vegetatively propagated, annual, spreading/trailing, strong degree of branching, moderate basal branching

STEM: light to medium green, occasional strong anthocyanin, sparse pubescence, medium thick to very thick, smooth

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

Origin & Breeding History: 'Bomy Litbule' 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 made in September 2003 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 flowering time, flower colour, flower size and plant habit.

Tests & Trials: The test and trial for 'Bomy Litbule' 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 24 and 30, 2006. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Bomy Litbule' with reference variety 'Newon'

Plant height (cm)

  'Bomy Litbule' 'Newon'
mean 19.1 32.1
std. deviation 3.05 3.04

Sepal length (mm)

  'Bomy Litbule' 'Newon'
mean 19.5 16.4
std. deviation 1.65 1.26

Colour of inner side of corolla (RHS)

  'Bomy Litbule' 'Newon'
main colour N88D with N88C at midrib N88C
secondary colour 155C at base N87B stripe with 155C at base
throat 151B 5A

Colour of outer side of corolla (RHS)

  'Bomy Litbule' 'Newon'
main colour N88D N87C
throat 1C 4C

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Bomy Litbule
Scaevola: 'Bomy Litbule' (left) with reference variety 'Newon' (right)

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