plant named ‘Anwedgim’
A new and distinct cultivar of Angelonia plant named ‘Anwedgim’ characterized by its compact, upright and outwardly slanting plant habit; freely branching habit; early and freely flowering habit; large white and violet blue-colored flowers; and good garden performance.
Botanical designation: Angelonia hybrida.
Cultivar denomination: ‘ANWEDGIM’.BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
The present invention relates to a new and distinct cultivar of Angelonia plant, botanically known as Angelonia hybrida and hereinafter referred to by the name ‘Anwedgim’.
The new Angelonia plant is a product of a planned breeding program conducted by the Inventor in Dresden, Germany. The objective of the breeding program is to create new compact and freely-flowering Angelonia plants with attractive flower coloration.
The new Angelonia plant originated from a cross-pollination made by the Inventor during the summer of 2009 in Dresden, Germany of two unnamed proprietary selections of Angelonia hybrida, not patented. The new Angelonia plant was discovered and selected by the Inventor as a single flowering plant within the progeny of the stated cross-pollination in a controlled greenhouse environment in Dresden, Germany during the summer of 2010.
Asexual reproduction of the new Angelonia plant by cuttings in a controlled greenhouse environment in Dresden, Germany since the summer of 2010 has shown that the unique features of this new Angelonia plant are stable and reproduced true to type in successive generations.SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
Plants of the new Angelonia have not been observed under all possible combinations of environmental conditions and cultural practices. The phenotype may vary somewhat with variations in environmental conditions such as temperature and light intensity without, however, any variance in genotype.
The following traits have been repeatedly observed and are determined to be the unique characteristics of ‘Anwedgim’. These characteristics in combination distinguish ‘Anwedgim’ as a new and distinct Angelonia plant:
- 1. Compact, upright and outwardly slanting plant habit.
- 2. Freely branching habit.
- 3. Early and freely flowering habit.
- 4. Large white and violet blue-colored flowers.
- 5. Good garden performance.
Plants of the new Angelonia differ from plants of the parent selections primarily in plant and flowering habit as plants of the new Angelonia are more freely branching and freely flowering than plants of the parent selections.
Plants of the new Angelonia can be compared to plants of Angelonia hybrid ‘Anbluim’, disclosed in U.S. Plant Pat. No. 22,390. In side-by-side comparisons conducted in Dresden, Germany, plants of the new Angelonia and ‘Anbluim’ differed in the following characteristics:
- 1. Plants of the new Angelonia were more freely branching than plants of ‘Anbluim’.
- 2. Plants of the new Angelonia had slightly smaller flowers than plants of ‘Anbluim’.
- 3. Plants of the new Angelonia and ‘Anbluim’ differed in flower color as plants of ‘Anbluim’ had solid dark violet-colored flowers.
The accompanying colored photographs illustrate the overall appearance of the new Angelonia plant showing the colors as true as it is reasonably possible to obtain in colored reproductions of this type. Colors in the photographs may differ slightly from the color values cited in the detailed botanical description which accurately describe the colors of the new Angelonia plant.
The photograph on the first sheet comprises a side perspective view of a typical flowering plant of ‘Anwedgim’ grown in a container.
The photograph on the second sheet is a close-up view of a typical flowering plant of ‘Anwedgim’.
Plants used for the aforementioned photographs and the following observations, measurements and values were grown during the summer and autumn in 13-cm containers in a glass-covered greenhouse in Dresden, Germany and under cultural practices typical of commercial Angelonia production. During the production of the plants, day temperatures were about 20° C., night temperatures were about 16° C. and light levels ranged from 15 kilolux to 100 kilolux. Plants were pinched two times, two and six weeks after planting. Plants were five months old when the description was taken and six months old when the photographs were taken. In the following description, color references are made to The Royal Horticultural Society Colour Chart, 1995 Edition, except where general terms of ordinary dictionary significance are used.
- Botanical classification: Angelonia hybrida ‘Anwedgim’.
- Female, or seed, parent.—Unnamed proprietary selection of Angelonia hybrida, not patented.
- Male, or pollen, parent.—Unnamed proprietary selection of Angelonia hybrida, not patented.
- Type.—By cuttings.
- Time to initiate roots.—About 20 days at temperatures about 20° C.
- Time to produce a rooted young plant.—About four weeks at temperatures about 20° C.
- Root description.—Fine, fibrous; white in color.
- Rooting habit.—Freely branching; moderately dense.
- Plant description:
- Plant form and growth habit.—Herbaceous perennial; compact, upright and outwardly slanting plant habit; broad inverted triangle; freely branching habit; when pinched, about eight to ten lateral branches develop per plant; vigorous growth habit.
- Plant height.—About 50 cm.
- Plant width (spread).—About 30 cm.
- Lateral branches.—Length: About 45 cm. Diameter: About 4 mm to 5 mm. Internode length: About 1 cm to 2 cm. Strength: Moderately strong to strong. Texture: Slightly pubescent. Color: Close to 138B.
- Leaf description:
- Arrangement.—Opposite, decussate; simple; sessile.
- Length.—About 3 cm to 10 cm.
- Width.—About 5 mm to 15 mm.
- Shape.—Lanceolate to oblong.
- Texture, upper and lower surfaces.—Smooth, slightly pubescent; viscid.
- Venation pattern.—Pinnate.
- Color.—Developing and fully expanded leaves, upper surface: Close to 139A; venation, close to 139A. Developing and fully expanded leaves, lower surface: Close to 137C; venation, close to 137C.
- Flower description:
- Flower type and flowering habit.—Single flowers arranged in terminal racemes; flowers face mostly outwardly; freely flowering habit; full dense inflorescences.
- Fragrance.—None detected.
- Natural flowering season.—Early flowering habit, plants begin flowering about eight to ten weeks after planting; in the garden, flowering is continuous from mid-May until frost in Central Europe.
- Postproduction longevity.—Flowers last about 20 days on the plant; flowers not persistent.
- Flower buds.—Height: About 5 mm. Diameter: About 5 mm. Shape: Globose. Color: Close to 138A.
- Inflorescence height.—About 20 cm to 30 cm.
- Inflorescence diameter.—About 8 cm.
- Flower size.—About 3 cm by 2.7 cm.
- Flower depth.—About 1 cm.
- Petals.—Quantity per flower: Typically five in a single whorl; petals fused at the base into a tubular throat. Length: About 1 cm. Width: About 1.2 cm. Shape: Roughly spatulate. Apex: Rounded. Margin: Entire, undulate. Texture, upper and lower surfaces: Smooth, glabrous; velvety. Color: When opening and fully opened, upper surface: Close to 90C and 155C; colors becoming closer to 90B and 155C with development. When opening and fully opened, lower surface: Close to 90C and 155C; colors becoming closer to 90B and 155C with development. Throat: Close to 144C and 90B to 90C.
- Sepals.—Quantity per flower: Typically five in a single whorl. Length: About 5 mm. Width: About 2 mm. Shape: Ovate. Apex: Acute. Margin: Entire. Texture, upper and lower surfaces: Smooth, glabrous. Color, upper and lower surfaces: Close to 137A.
- Pedicels.—Length: About 1.5 cm to 2 cm. Diameter: About 1 mm. Angle: Outward to slightly upright, less than 90° from vertical. Strength: Moderately strong; flexible. Texture: Slightly pubescent. Color: Close to 146C.
- Reproductive organs.—Stamens: Quantity per flower: Typically four. Filament length: About 3 mm. Filament color: Close to 155C. Anther shape: Elliptic. Anther length: About 2 mm. Anther color: Close to 90A. Pollen amount: Moderate. Pollen color: Close to 155D. Pistils: Quantity per flower: One. Pistil length: About 4 mm. Stigma shape: Tapering. Stigma color: Close to 155D. Style length: About 4 mm. Style color: Close to 155D. Ovary color: Close to 145A.
- Fruits.—Length: About 5 mm. Diameter: About 5 mm. Color: Close to 177D.
- Seeds.—Quantity per flower: About 30 to 50. Length: Less than 1 mm. Diameter: Less than 1 mm. Color: Light brown.
- Disease & pest resistance: Plants of the new Angelonia have not been noted to be resistant to pathogens and pests common to Angelonia plants.
- Garden performance: Plants of the new Angelonia have been observed to have good garden performance and tolerate rain, wind and temperatures ranging from about 1° C. to 30° C.
1. A new and distinct Angelonia plant named ‘Anwedgim’ as illustrated and described.
International Classification: A01H 5/02 (20060101);