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(54) BEGONIA PLANT NAMED ‘YABON’

(76) Inventor:

References Cited

PPl9,777 P2 * PPl9,8l7 P2 * PP20,093 P3 *

YABON

Frederic C. Yates, Congleton (GB)

Notice:

Jun. 19, 2012

U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS

(50) Latin Name: Begonia boliviensis Varietal Denomination:

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(10) Patent N0.: (45) Date of Patent:

2/2009 3/2009 6/2009

Yates .......................... .. Plt./343 Yates .... .. Plt./343 Yates .......................... .. Plt./343

OTHER PUBLICATIONS UPOV ROM GTITM Computer Database, GTI Jouve Retrieval Soft

Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35

ware 2011/10 Citation for ‘YABON’.*

Anonymous. “Bon Bon Sherbert Begonia” Available at http://www. Ballhortcom Accessed Sep. 30, 201 l .*

U.S.C. 154(b) by 299 days.

* cited by examiner

(21) Appl.No.: 12/799,003 (22) Filed:

Primary Examiner * Wendy C Haas

(74) Attorney, Agent, or Firm * Penny J. Aguirre

Apr. 15, 2010

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Int. Cl. A01H 5/00

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ABSTRACT

A new cultivar of Begonia boliviensis named ‘YABON’,

(2006.01)

characterized by its large semi-double ?owers that are yellow

in color, its spreading and upright habit, its abundant produc tion of ?oriferous side shoots, and its vigorous growth habit.

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Field of Classi?cation Search .................. .. Plt./343

See application ?le for complete search history.

2 Drawing Sheets

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Botanical classi?cation: Begonia boliviensis. Cultivar designation: ‘YABON’.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The following traits have been repeatedly observed and RELATED APPLICATIONS

represent the characteristics of the new cultivar, which in combination distinguish ‘YABON’ as a new and distinct cul

This application is co-pending with US. Plant Patent

tivar of Begonia. 1. ‘YABON’ exhibits large, semi-double yellow ?owers.

applications ?led for cultivars derived from the same breed

ing program entitledBegonia Plant Named ‘YAMOUR’ (U.S. Plant patent application Ser. No. 12/798,976), Begonia Plant Named ‘YAGANCE’ (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 19,817), Begonia

2. ‘YABON’ exhibits a spreading and upright habit.

3. ‘YABON’ readily produces ?oriferous side shoots. 4. ‘YABON’ exhibits a vigorous growth habit. The parent plants of ‘YABON’ both differ from ‘YABON’ in having smaller leaves and more upright plant habits.

Plant Named ‘YAMANCE’ (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 19,777), and Begonia Plant Named ‘YABOS’ (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 20,093).

‘YABON’ can be compared to ‘YABOS’. ‘YABOS’ differs from ‘YABON’ in having a more pendulous plant habit, a less

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

vigorous growth habit and in having single red-orange ?ow

The present invention relates to a new and distinct cultivar

ers. ‘YABON’ can also be compared to other cultivars from the same breeding program. ‘YAMOUR’ differs from

of Begonia plant, botanically known as Begonia boliviensis ‘YABON’ and will be referred to hereafter by its cultivar name, ‘YABON’. The new cultivar was derived from a controlled breeding

program conducted by the Inventor at his nursery in Congle ton, Cheshire, UK. The overall purpose of the breeding pro gram established in 2003 is to make selections of Begonia plants with compact plant habits suitable for container use

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‘YABON’ in having a semi-pendulous habit, darker leaves, and red ?owers. ‘YAGANCE’ differs from ‘YABON’ in hav

ing bicolor pink and white ?owers and ‘YAMANCE’ differs from ‘YABON’ in having ?owers that are pink in color. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING

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combined with superior ?ower performance and productive The accompanying colored photographs illustrate the over

stock plants for propagation. ‘YABON’ was selected in the Inventor’s greenhouse in 2006 as a single unique plant from

all appearance and distinct characteristics of the new Bego

amongst the seedlings derived from a cross made in 2005

nia.

between two unnamed, proprietary plants of Begonia bolivi

The photographs were taken in Congleton, Cheshire, UK. of a 3-liter container planted with 4 plant of ‘YABON’ grown in 41/2 inch pots, the plants are about 6 months in age. The photograph in FIG. 1 provides a view of the habit and

ensis as the parents. Asexual reproduction of the new cultivar was ?rst accom

plished by terminal stem cuttings in Congleton, Cheshire, UK. in 2007 by the Inventor. It has been determined that the characteristics of this cultivar are stable and are reproduced

true to type in successive generations.

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?oriferous nature of ‘YABON’.

The photograph in FIG. 2 provides a close-up view of the ?owers of ‘YABON’.

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Leaf aZZachmenLiPetiolate.

The colors in the photograph may differ slightly from the color values cited in the detailed botanical description, Which accurately describe the colors of the neW Begonia.

Leaf arrangemenLiAlternate. Leaf surfaceiUpper surface; occasional short color less hairs, loWer surface; pubescent With short simple

DETAILED BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PLANT

colorless hairs.

Leaf coloniUpper surface; 146B to 146C, loWer sur face; 145B and tinged With 184D on inter-venal

The following is a detailed description of plants of the neW cultivar approximately 4 months in age as groWn in 41/2 inch

regions on older leaves. Leaf sizeiAverage of 7.2 cm in length and 3.4 cm in Width.

containers under greenhouse conditions With ambient light in Liss, Hampshire, UK. The phenotype of the neW cultivar may vary With variations in environmental, climatic, and cultural

Leaf quanlilyiAverage of 14 per branch.

LeaffragranceiNone.

conditions, as it has not been tested under all possible envi ronmental conditions. The color determination is in accor dance With the 2001 R.H.S. Colour Chart of The Royal Hor

PeZiolesiAverage 1.8 cm in length and 2 mm in Width,

ticultural Society, London, England, except Where general

SlipulesiBroadly triangular in shape, becoming dry

color terms of ordinary dictionary signi?cance are used. General plant characteristics: Plant ZypeiDeciduous tuberous perennial, groWn pri

pubescent With simple hairs, color is 151D and faintly ?ushed With 170C. and papery, about 3 mm in length and 4 mm in Width, 195D in color. 20

marily for use in baskets, and containers.

In?orescence zypei2 to 3 ?oWered cyme produced

Plant habiLiSpreading and upright, freely-branching. Flowering periodiFrom May to October.

sequentially in the axils of the upper leaves, monoe cious With terminal male ?oWers developing before

Height and spreacLiReaches about 30 cm in height and

the 2 lateral female ?oWers, male ?oWers are semi double due to petaloid stamens. PedunclesiAbout 5.5 cm in length and 2.0 mm in

spread. Cold hardiness.iU.S.D.A. Zone 10. CMlZI/II’KiGI‘OWS in any commercial soil or groWing

media, 12 hours of light is needed and 20° C. for production in the Winter months. Diseases and peslsiNo susceptibility or resistance to diseases or pests has been observed. Root descriplioniFleshy to ?brous With tubers pro

Width, color; 145A ?ushed With 181B on exposed

side, occasionally pubescent With simple colorless hairs. 30

Flower numbeniAverage of 10 per in?orescence, one 35

in height and 2.5 cm in Width (larger in older plants), surface is smooth and slightly corky, 166C in color With corky patches 177B in color.

GroWth and propagation: Growth raleiVigorous. PropagalioniTerminal stem cuttings. lime requiredfor rooZ inilialion.il0 to 14 days at 20° C. Time required for root developmenl.i5 to 8 Weeks to reach commercial siZe.

in?orescence per stem.

Flower aspecLiHanging. Bracls.i2, present at base of cyme, primarily round in shape, occasional bristles on margin, about 11 mm in

length and Width, color is 195B and strongly ?ushed 40

With 181C at margins. Male ?oWers: PedicelsiAbout 1.9 cm in length and 1.5 mm in Width, 47B in color on exposed side, 29C in color on shaded

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Flower budsiFlattened rotund in shape, about 1.6 cm in length and 1.5 cm in Width, color is 2B and ?ushed With 37C on exposed side. Flower sizeiAbout 1.8 cm in length and ranging from

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Tepalsi4 in number (2 inner and 2 outer), outer tepals; broadly ovate in shape, obtuse apex, broadly cuneate

side, glabrous surface.

Stem description: Stem sizeiAverage of 13.0 cm in length and 5 mm in Width With lateral branches about 3 mm in Width.

Stem shapeiRound, solid. Stem color.i173D and ?ushed With 179B in full sun.

Flower persistence.iSelf-cleaning. Flower ZypeiFemale single, male double. Flower fragranceiNone.

duced for over-Wintering.

TubersiSlightly ?attened, irregularly lobed, slightly depressed in centre, an average of 4 cm in length, 3 cm

FloWer description:

4.9 cm to 6.2 cm in Width, average 5.8 cm in Width.

Stem surfaceiPubescent With simple hairs, lenticels absent. lnlernode lengZhiAverage of 2.7 cm.

base, average of 2.8 cm in length and 2.1 cm in Width,

Branching habiLiFreely branched.

glabrous and smooth surface, entire margin, color of

Branching angle at emergenceiAbout 45°.

inner and outer surface 11D and fading to 11C at the base With outer surface faintly ?ushed With 49B.

Foliage description:

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Corolla formiFlared, tepals are un-fused.

LeafshapeiLanceolate, strongly asymmetric With one

SlamensiPetaloid, numerous, elliptic in shape, inner

side narroWly ovate, the other narroWly cordate and Wider.

Leaf divisioniEntire. Leaf base.4Cordate.

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Leaf apeyaiAcuminate. Leaf venaZioniPinnate, color 146D on upper surface and 145C on loWer surface.

Leaf marginsiSerrate With short bristles emerging from tips of the teeth.

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ones slightly tWisted, cuneate at base, outer stamens 2.1 mm in length and 9.0 mm in Width, inner stamens 1.7 mm in length and 7.0 mm in Width, 11B in color, outer and inner surface 11C becoming 11B in center and 11A at extreme base. FilamenlsiAbsent. AnlhersiAbsent. PolleniAbsent.

US PP22,802 P2 5 Female ?owers: PedicelxiAverage 2.9 cm in length and 1.5 mm in Width, color; 47B on exposed side, 29C on shaded

6 Corolla formiFlared, tepals are un-fused. SZyZesZiS in number, cylindrical, connate at base for <1 mm, about 3 mm inlength and <1 mm in width, 12B

side, glabrous surface. Flower budsiFlattened ovo1d1n shape, about 1.6 cm in 5 length and 1.2 cm in Width, 2D in color to 37C on

exposed side. Flower sizaiAbout 1.1 cm in length (excluding ovary) and 5.2 cm in Width.

in color. SZigmaS_iBi?d in Shape’ stigmatic Surfaces twisted around extensions of the style, lobes about 3 mm in length and <1 mm in Width, 12A in color. Ovariesilnferior, triangular in cross section With

angles unequally Winged, about 9 mm in length and 9

Tepals.i5 in number (3 inner and 2 outer), outer tepals; 10 ovate in shape, acute to obtuse apex, rounded base, average of 2.9 cm in length and 2.0 cm in Width,

glabrous and smooth surface, entire margin, 11D in color shading to 11C at the base and faintly ?ushed With 49B, inner tepals; narroWly ob-ovate in shape, 15

mm in Width (excluding Wings), color is 145B and

becoming 154D at tips of Wings. SeediVery numerous, ovoid in shape, 172C in color, <0.1 mm in length. _

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It 15 Clalmed:

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obtuse apex, narroWly cuneate base, average of 2.9 cm

‘ 1' A 11?“, and _dls_nnct Culnvar of 3650"” plant named

in length and 1.6 cm in Width, glabrous and smooth

YABON as herem Illustrated and descnbed'

surface, entire margin, slightly darker than 11D and llcatbase.

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Begonia plant named 'YABON'

Apr 15, 2010 - Ballhortcom Accessed Sep. 30, 201 l .*. * cited by examiner. Primary Examiner * Wendy C Haas. (74) Attorney, Agent, or Firm * Penny J. Aguirre.

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