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Denomination: 'DANOVA780'
Trade name: Snowstorm Snow Globe
Botanical Name: Sutera cordata
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: 2014-04-03
Application Number: 14-8246
Grant of Rights Date: 2016-06-30
Certificate Number: 5264
Date rights surrendered: 2019-06-30

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'DANCOP25' (Scopia Gulliver Snow)

Summary: The intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the stem of 'DANOVA780' is weak to medium while it is medium to strong on the stem of 'DANCOP25'. The internodes on the shoot of 'DANOVA780' are shorter than those on the shoot of 'DANCOP25'. The corolla tube of the flower of 'DANOVA780' is narrower than the corolla tube of 'DANCOP25'. The opening to the corolla tube is laterally compressed for 'DANOVA780' while it is round for 'DANCOP25'. The pubescence on the outer side of the corolla tube of 'DANOVA780' is of medium density while that of 'DANCOP25' is dense.


PLANT: horizontal growth habit, medium to dense degree of branching
STEM: weak to medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration

LEAF BLADE: simple form, broad ovate, incisions of margin present, dentate margin, medium number of teeth or lobes, no variegation, brown green (closest to RHS 137B) on upper side, sparse pubescence

INFLORESCENCE: axillary position, cluster type
FLOWER: free arrangement of corolla lobes, strong degree of lobing, medium to strong undulation of margin of corolla lobes
COROLLA TUBE: funnel shape, laterally compressed at opening
COROLLA TUBE (INNER SIDE): yellow to orange
COROLLA TUBE (OUTER SIDE): medium density pubescence, medium length hairs
ANTHER: positioned slightly above tube opening

Origin & Breeding History: 'DANOVA780' originated from an open pollinated cross conducted by breeder Gavriel Danziger in Moshav Mishmar Hashiva, Israel in March 2010. The cross was made between the female parent, an unpatented seedling coded cv. 09-1202, and pollen from an unknown male parent. In November 2010, a single plant was selected based on growth habit, branching characteristics, plant vigour, floriforousness and flower size in Moshav Mishmar Hashiva, Israel. In December 2010, 'DANOV780' was first asexually reproduced by vegetative cuttings in Moshav Mishmar Hashiva, Israel.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'DANOVA780' was conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2015 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 15 cm pots on April 13, 2015. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on May 20, 2015. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'DANOVA780' with reference variety 'DANCOP25'

Shoot internode length (cm)

  'DANOVA780' 'DANCOP25'
mean 1.7 2.3
std. deviation 0.23 0.15

Corolla tube width (cm)

  'DANOVA780' 'DANCOP25'
mean 0.5 0.8
std. deviation 0.05 0.05

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Sutera: 'DANOVA780' (left) with reference variety 'DANCOP25' (right)

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Sutera: 'DANOVA780' (left) with reference variety 'DANCOP25' (right)

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Sutera: 'DANOVA780' (left) with reference variety 'DANCOP25' (right)

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