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Denomination: 'Danova906'
Trade name: Giant Snowflake Improved
Botanical Name: Sutera
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: 2005-06-22
Application Number: 05-4976
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-08-17
Certificate Number: 2861
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2025-08-17

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Dancopgrewhite' (Copia Great White Improved)

Summary: 'Danova906' has longer shoots, shorter calyxes and a larger flower diameter than 'Dancopgrewhite'. The flowers of 'Danova906' have weaker undulation of the margin than those of 'Dancopgrewhite'. Position of the anthers of 'Danova906' is level with or below the corolla tube opening while it is slightly above the corolla tube opening for 'Dancopgrewhite'.


PLANT: semi-drooping to drooping growth habit, dense branching

SHOOT: strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration

LEAF: simple type
LEAF BLADE: broad ovate, crenate to dentate margin, incisions of margin present, many teeth per lobe, no variegation, medium green on upper side, dense pubescence on upper side

INFLORESCENCE: cluster type, positioned at both terminal and axillary locations on flowering stem
COROLLA: strong lobing
COROLLA LOBES: arrangement in corolla is not touching, weak undulation of margin, white on upper side
COROLLA TUBE: straight attitude, funnel shape, long and dense pubescence on outer side, yellow on inner side
ANTHERS: positioned level with or below corolla tube opening

Origin & Breeding History: 'Danova906' was developed by the breeder, Gabriel Danziger, an employee of Daniziger in Moshav Mishmar Hashiva, Israel. It originated from an open pollinated cross made in November of 2001 between the female parent designated 'BA-1-4' and an unknown male parent. 'Danova906' was selected in May of 2002 based on criteria for flower characteristics, plant growth habit and field performance traits.

Tests & Trials: The test and trial for 'Danova906' was conducted in a polyhouse during the spring 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 25, 2006. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 9, 2006. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Danova906' with reference variety 'Dancopgrewhite'

Shoot length (cm)

  'Danova906' 'Dancopgrewhite'
mean 28.0 22.6
std. deviation 3.93 2.91

Calyx length (mm)

  'Danova906' 'Dancopgrewhite'
mean 6.4 7.9
std. deviation 0.52 0.88

Flower diameter (mm)

  'Danova906' 'Dancopgrewhite'
mean 20.3 18.8
std. deviation 1.57 1.32

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Sutera: 'Danova906' (left) with reference variety 'Dancopgrewhite' (right)

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