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Denomination: 'DSCAVPIBLS'
Trade name: Whirlwind Pink
Botanical Name: Scaevola aemula
Applicant/Holder: Danziger - "Dan" Flower Farm
5029700 P.O. Box 24
Moshav Mishmar Hashiva
Breeder: Gavriel Danziger, Moshav Mishmar Hashiva, Israel
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2018-07-27
Provisional Protection:: 2018-07-27
Application Number: 18-9590
Grant of Rights Date: 2020-10-30
Certificate Number: 6311
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2040-10-30

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Scalora Topaz Pink'

Summary: The flowering stem of the inflorescence of 'DSCAVPIBLS' has more flowers than the flowering stem of 'Scalora Topaz Pink'. The inner side of the corolla of 'DSCAVPIBLS' is light blue pink with darker blue pink along the centre line and a violet stripe at the base while the corolla of 'Scalora Topaz Pink' is blue pink with grey along the centre line. The petal of 'DSCAVPIBLS' is smaller than the petal of 'Scalora Topaz Pink'.


PLANT: vegetatively propagated, annual, arching and spreading/trailing growth habit, many branches, strong basal branching
STEM: light green with weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, sparse scattered pubescence, medium to thick, smooth

LEAF: alternate arrangement along stem, simple type, obovate shape, acute apex with mucronate tip, attenuate base, dentate and scalloped margin, no variegation
LEAF BLADE (UPPER SIDE): medium green, sparse pubescence
LEAF BLADE (LOWER SIDE): light green, sparse pubescence

FLOWERING PERIOD: almost continuous, begins mid-season, long
INFLORESCENCE: spike type, flowers located in terminal and axillary position
COROLLA: fan-shaped, lobes partially fused, five lobes per corolla
COROLLA LOBE (INNER SIDE): mainly light blue pink (closest to RHS 62B) with blue pink (RHS 62B) along centre line and violet (RHS N80B) stripe at base
COROLLA LOBE (OUTER SIDE): mainly blue pink (RHS 65A) to light blue pink (RHS 65B)
COROLLA LOBE: entire margin, absent or very weak undulation of margin, obovate, mucronate apex
COROLLA THROAT: dense pubescence, yellow green (closest to RHS 1C) with dark violet (RHS N79B) along margins on outer side

Origin & Breeding History: 'DSCAVPIBLS' originated from a controlled cross made by the breeder, Gavriel Danziger, in Moshav Mishmar Hashiva, Israel in March 2014. The cross was made between female parent variety 'DSCAVPICHA' (Pink Charm) and male parent variety 11-729. From the resulting progeny, a single seedling was selected on December 31, 2014 based on its semi-trailing growth habit, flower colour and pattern, flower abundance and cold tolerance. 'DSCAVPIBLS' was first propagated by vegetative cuttings on December 31, 2014 in Moshav Mishmar Hashiva, Israel.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'DSCAVPIBLS' was conducted in a polyhouse during the spring and summer of 2019 at BioFlora, Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 20 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 13 cm pots on April 16, 2019. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants, or 10 parts of plants, of each variety on June 26, 2019. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'DSCAVPIBLS' with reference variety 'Scalora Topaz Pink'

Number of flowers per inflorescence

  'DSCAVPIBLS' 'Scalora Topaz Pink'
mean 17 14
std. deviation 2.16 1.71

Colour of inner side of corolla (RHS)

  'DSCAVPIBLS' 'Scalora Topaz Pink'
main closest to 62B closest to 65A
along centre line 62A 157A

Petal length (cm)

  'DSCAVPIBLS' 'Scalora Topaz Pink'
mean 1.2 1.5
std. deviation 0.07 0.08

Petal width (cm)

  'DSCAVPIBLS' 'Scalora Topaz Pink'
mean 0.4 0.6
std. deviation 0.05 0.08

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Scaevola: 'DSCAVPIBLS' (left) with reference variety 'Scalora Topaz Pink' (right)

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Scaevola: 'DSCAVPIBLS' (left) with reference variety 'Scalora Topaz Pink' (right)

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Scaevola: 'DSCAVPIBLS' (left) with reference variety 'Scalora Topaz Pink' (right)

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