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Denomination: 'Danova912'
Trade name: Snowstorm Pink
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: 05-4978
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-08-17
Certificate Number: 2863
Date rights surrendered: 2009-08-25

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Dancop19' (Copia Dark Pink)

Summary: The plant growth habit of 'Danova912' is semi-drooping while it is semi-erect and horizontal for 'Dancop19'. 'Danova912' has longer shoots and broader leaves than 'Dancop19'. The leaf blades of 'Danova912' are ovate with a serrate margin while those of 'Dancop19' are elliptic with a dentate margin. The upper side of the corolla is light blue pink for 'Danova912' while it is dark red pink for 'Dancop19'. The inner side of the corolla tube is yellow for 'Danova912' while it is orange for 'Dancop19'.


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

SHOOT: weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration

LEAF: simple type
LEAF BLADE: ovate, serrate margin, incisions of margin present, medium number of teeth per lobe, no variegation, dark green on upper side, dense pubescence on upper side

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

Origin & Breeding History: 'Danova912' 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 2002 between the female parent designated 'BA-2-21' and an unknown male parent. 'Danova912' was selected in March of 2003 based on criteria for flower characteristics, plant growth habit and field performance traits.

Tests & Trials: The test and trial for 'Danova912' 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 'Danova912' with reference variety 'Dancop19'

Shoot length (cm)

  'Danova912' 'Dancop19'
mean 28.8 20.4
std. deviation 2.75 1.39

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Danova912' 'Dancop19'
mean 1.6 1.0
std. deviation 0.16 0.09

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Danova912' 'Dancop19'
upper side N74C 76B with N78C base

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Sutera: 'Danova912' (left) with reference variety 'Dancop19' (right)

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