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Bomy Laver


Denomination: 'Bomy Laver'
Trade name: Bombay Lavender
Botanical Name: Scaevola aemula
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
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: 2007-12-24
Application Number: 07-6118
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-06-01
Certificate Number: 3850
Date rights surrendered: 2012-04-05

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Bonscalib' (Surdiva Light Blue) and 'Bomy Pinka' (Bombay Pink)

Summary: 'Bomy Laver' has a taller plant height and wider plant width than 'Bonscalib'. 'Bomy Laver' has weaker anthocyanin colouration on the stem than the reference varieties. 'Bomy Laver' has sparse pubescence on the stem while 'Bonscalib' has dense pubescence. 'Bomy Laver' has a higher number of flowers per flowering stem than the reference varieties. The inner side of the petal is light blue violet for 'Bomy Laver' while it is blue violet for 'Bonscalib' and light blue pink for 'Bomy Pinka'.


PLANT: vegetatively propagated, annual, semi-upright to spreading/trailing growth habit, many branches
STEM: light brown, medium anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence, medium thickness, smooth

LEAF: alternate arrangement, simple, oblanceolate, acute apex, attenuate base, dentate margin, sparse pubescence on upper and lower side, medium green upper side, light green lower side, no variegation

FLOWER: almost continuous flowering, early to mid-season, long length of flowering, flowers solitary in leaf axils, terminal and axillary in position
COROLLA: petals free, fan-shaped petal arrangement
PETAL: oblanceolate, acute apex, entire margin, weak to medium undulation of margin, inner side light blue violet (RHS 76B) with white and yellow (RHS 6A) secondary colour at base, outer side light blue violet (RHS 76B)
COROLLA THROAT: dense pubescence on inner side, yellow (RHS 7A) on inner side, outer side yellow-green (RHS 2D)

Origin & Breeding History: 'Bomy Laver' originated from a cross made in August 2004, at Gilroy, California, USA. The female parent was a proprietary seedling with blue flowers, designated 1071-3, and the male parent was a proprietary seedling with violet flowers designated 180. The resultant seed from the cross was sown in a greenhouse in January 2005. In May 2005, a single plant from the progeny was selected based on novel flower colour and plant habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Bomy Laver' were conducted in a poly-house during the spring/summer of 2009 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of fifteen plants per variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on May 8, 2009. Observations and measurements were taken from ten plants of each variety on June 10, 2009. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Bomy Laver' with reference varieties 'Bonscalib' and 'Bomy Pinka'

Plant height (cm)

  'Bomy Laver' 'Bonscalib' 'Bomy Pinka'
mean 24.8 11.6 26.5
std. deviation 2.60 2.08 5.42

Plant width (cm)

  'Bomy Laver' 'Bonscalib' 'Bomy Pinka'
mean 50.7 38.1 68.1
std. deviation 3.57 3.87 12.84

Number of flowers per stem

  'Bomy Laver' 'Bonscalib' 'Bomy Pinka'
mean 10.0 7.1 7.2
std. deviation 1.66 1.29 1.99

Colour of petal (RHS)

  'Bomy Laver' 'Bonscalib' 'Bomy Pinka'
inner side - main 76B N88C 62C, 64D at base
inner side - secondary white with 6A at base white with 154C at base white with 1A at base
outer side - main 76B N88D 62C

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Scaevola: 'Bomy Laver' (left) with reference varieties 'Bonscalib' (centre) and 'Bomy Pinka' (right)

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Scaevola: 'Bomy Laver' (left) with reference varieties 'Bonscalib' (centre) and 'Bomy Pinka' (right)

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Scaevola: 'Bomy Laver' (left) with reference varieties 'Bonscalib' (centre) and 'Bomy Pinka' (right)

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