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Denomination: 'Danova900'
Trade name: Glacier Blue 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: 05-4977
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-08-17
Certificate Number: 2862
Date rights surrendered: 2008-07-30

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Lilac King'

Summary: The plant growth habit of 'Danova900' is semi-erect and semi-drooping while it is horizontal for 'Lilac King'. 'Danova900' has larger plants with longer shoots and longer internodes than 'Lilac King'. The corollas of 'Danova900' have larger lobes and weaker undulation of the margin than those of 'Lilac King'. The upper side of the corolla is darker blue violet for 'Danova900' than 'Lilac King'. The inner side of the corolla tube is yellow for 'Danova900' while it is orange for 'Lilac King'.


PLANT: semi-erect and semi-drooping growth habit, dense to very dense branching

SHOOT: weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration

LEAF: simple type
LEAF BLADE: elliptic, dentate margin, incisions of margin present, few teeth per lobe, no variegation, dark green on upper side, medium dense pubescence on upper side

INFLORESCENCE: cluster type, positioned in both terminal and axillary locations on flowering stem
COROLLA: strong lobing
COROLLA LOBES: arrangement in corolla is not touching, weak undulation of margin, light blue violet on upper side
COROLLA TUBE: straight attitude, funnel shape, short and medium dense pubescence on outer side, yellow on inner side
ANTHERS: positioned slightly above corolla tube opening

Origin & Breeding History: 'Danova900' 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 August of 2001 between the female parent designated 'BA-1-12' and an unknown male parent. 'Danova900' was selected in February of 2002 based on criteria for flower characteristics, plant growth habit and field performance traits.

Tests & Trials: The test and trial for 'Danova900' 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 7 and 9, 2006. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Danova900' with reference variety 'Lilac King'

Plant height (cm)

  'Danova900' 'Lilac King'
mean 14.0 5.9
std. deviation 1.41 0.65

Plant width (cm)

  'Danova900' 'Lilac King'
mean 48.4 35.9
std. deviation 3.13 0.90

Shoot length (cm)

  'Danova900' 'Lilac King'
mean 27.8 19.1
std. deviation 2.80 1.99

Internode length (cm)

  'Danova900' 'Lilac King'
mean 3.1 1.7
std. deviation 0.26 0.23

Corolla lobe length (mm)

  'Danova900' 'Lilac King'
mean 7.4 5.7
std. deviation 0.52 0.48

Corolla lobe width (mm)

  'Danova900' 'Lilac King'
mean 6.2 4.5
std. deviation 0.42 0.53

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Danova900' 'Lilac King'
upper side 85C N88D

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Sutera: 'Danova900' (left) with reference variety 'Lilac King' (right)

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