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Bomy Whit


Denomination: 'Bomy Whit'
Trade name: Bombay White
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: 07-6119
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-06-01
Certificate Number: 3851
Date rights surrendered: 2015-06-01

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Scawihatis' (Whirlwind White)

Summary: 'Bomy Whit' has a higher degree of branching than 'Scawihatis'. 'Bomy Whit' has larger leaves than 'Scawihatis'. 'Bomy Whit' has fewer flowers per flowering stem than 'Scawihatis'. 'Bomy Whit' has no secondary colour on the inner side of the corolla while 'Scawihatis' has yellow colour at the base of the petals.


PLANT: vegetatively propagated, annual, spreading/trailing growth habit, many branches
STEM: medium green, no anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence, medium thickness, smooth

LEAF: alternate arrangement, simple, oblanceolate, acute apex, attenuate base, dentate margin, medium pubescence on upper and lower side, medium green on upper and 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, mucronate apex, entire margin, weak to medium undulation of margin, inner and outer side white
COROLLA THROAT: dense pubescence on inner side, inner side light green (RHS 145C-D) with green brown (RHS 151C) along ribs, outer side yellow green (RHS 154C)

Origin & Breeding History: 'Bomy Whit' originated from a cross made in August 2005, at Gilroy, California, USA. The female parent was a proprietary seedling with white flowers, designated 11-4, and the male parent was the variety 'Whirlwind White'. The resultant seed from the cross was sown in a greenhouse in January 2006. In May 2006, a single plant from the progeny was selected based on novel flower colour and plant habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Bomy Whit' 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 Whit' with reference variety 'Scawihatis'

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Bomy Whit' 'Scawihatis'
mean 7.4 5.1
std. deviation 0.62 0.66

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Bomy Whit' 'Scawihatis'
mean 2.4 2.0
std. deviation 0.31 0.22

Number of flowers per stem

  'Bomy Whit' 'Scawihatis'
mean 12.2 18.2
std. deviation 2.94 3.36

Colour of petal (RHS)

  'Bomy Whit' 'Scawihatis'
inner side - secondary N/A 7A

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Bomy Whit
Scaevola: 'Bomy Whit' (left) with reference variety 'Scawihatis' (right)

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Bomy Whit
Scaevola: 'Bomy Whit' (left) with reference variety 'Scawihatis' (right)

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Bomy Whit
Scaevola: 'Bomy Whit' (left) with reference variety 'Scawihatis' (right)

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