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Denomination: 'Bacoble'
Trade name: Blue Showers
Botanical Name: Sutera cordata
Applicant/Holder: Dummen Group B.V.
P.O. Box 26
Coldenhovelaan 6, 2678 PS
De Lier
Breeder: Graham Noel Brown, Baulkham Hills, Australia
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2000-02-18
Application Number: 00-2114
Grant of Rights Date: 2002-02-15
Certificate Number: 1126
Date rights surrendered: 2014-01-16

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Snowstorm'

Summary: The flowers of 'Bacoble' are blue violet in colour while the flowers of 'Snowstorm' are white. The leaves of 'Bacoble' are smaller with a shorter petiole than those of 'Snowstorm'.


'Bacoble' is a vegetatively propagated, annual bacopa variety. Plant growth habit is pendulous to spreading/trailing. The stem is medium green with absent or very sparse pubescence.

The simple ovate leaves are opposite in arrangement. The leaf has an acute apex with a truncate base and lobed margins. The main colour of the upper side of the leaf blade is medium green with no variegation.

The sepals are obtuse in shape and pubescence is absent or very sparse. 'Bacoble' flowers early to mid-season and has a long period of almost continuous flowering. The simple flowers are axillary and erect. The 5 lobes of the corolla tube are partially fused, medium in size and salverform in shape. The inner and outer sides of the corolla are blue violet in colour. The colour of the throat on the inner and outer sides of the corolla is yellow.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Bacoble' is the product of a planned breeding program conducted in Baulkam Hills, New South Wales, Australia. The variety was selected for its improved flower colour.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Bacoble' were conducted in June, 2000 at Ed Sobkowich Greenhouses Ltd., Grimsby, Ontario. The trials consisted of 13 plants per variety grown in 10 cm pots. Pots were spaced in flats on 12.5 cm centres. Measured characteristics were based on ten measurements.

Comparison tables for 'Bacoble' with reference variety 'Snowstorm'

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Bacoble' 'Snowstorm'
mean 2.02 2.45
std. deviation 0.31 0.19

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Bacoble' 'Snowstorm'
mean 1.78 2.37
std. deviation 0.24 0.23

Petiole length (cm)

  'Bacoble' 'Snowstorm'
mean 5.50 7.17
std. deviation 1.38 1.47

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Bacoble' 'Snowstorm'
inner side 85B white
outer side 85C white
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