USO0PP23310P2

(12) United States Plant Patent

US PP23,310 P2

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

Knosher

Jan. 1, 2013

(54) SALVIA PLANT NAMED ‘BALYRICSIL’

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Int. Cl. A01H 5/00

(50) Latin Name: Salviaxhybrida Varietal Denomination: Balyricsil

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US. Cl. ..................................................... .. Plt./475

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Field of Classi?cation Search .................. .. Plt./475

See application ?le for complete search history.

(75) Inventor: Lynne Knosher, Campton Hills, IL (US)

Primary Examiner * Annette Para

(73) Assignee: Ball Horticultural Company, West

(74) Attorney, A gent, or Firm * Audrey Charles

Chicago, IL (US) (*)

Notice:

(2006.01)

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ABSTRACT

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

A new and distinct cultivar of Salvia plant named ‘Balyricsil’,

U.S.C. 154(b) by 0 days.

characterized by its deep violet-blue and light violet bicol ored ?owers, green and light burgundy colored bracts,

medium green-colored foliage, and moderately vigorous, mounded growth habit, is disclosed.

(21) Appl. No.: 13/136,134 (22) Filed:

1 Drawing Sheet

Jul. 25, 2011

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2 3. Medium green-colored foliage; and 4. Moderately vigorous, mounded growth habit.

Latin name of genus and species of plant claimed: Salviax

hybrida. Variety denomination: ‘Balyricsil’.

Plants of the new cultivar differ from plants of the female

parent primarily in growth habit and from plants of the pos BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

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sible males in ?ower color.

Of the many commercially available Salvia cultivars, the most similar in comparison to the new cultivar is ‘May Night’,

The present invention relates to a new and distinct cultivar

of Salvia plant botanically known as Salviaxhybrida and

not patented. However, in side by side comparisons, plants of

hereinafter referred to by the cultivar name ‘Balyricsil’. The new cultivar originated in a controlled breeding pro

the new cultivar differ from plants of ‘May Night’ in at least

the following characteristics:

gram in Elburn, Ill. during June 2000. The objective of the breeding program was the development of Salvia cultivars having distinctive ?ower coloration with a mounded growth

1. Plants of the new cultivar have a ?ower color different

from plants of ‘May Night’; 2. Plants of the new cultivar have a more mounded growth

habit. The new Salvia cultivar is the result of cross-pollination. The female (seed) parent of the new cultivar is the proprietary

habit than plants of ‘May Night’; and 3. Plants of the new cultivar have a bract color different

from plants of ‘May Night’.

Salviaxhybrida breeding selection designated 3782, not pat ented, characterized by its violet-blue and white bicolored

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS

?owers, medium green-colored foliage, and vigorous, open mounded growth habit. The male (pollen) parent of the new cultivar is from a bulk pollen mix of four proprietary Salvia

The accompanying photographs show, as nearly true as it is reasonably possible to make the same in color illustrations of this type, typical ?ower and foliage characteristics of the new

nemorosa breeding selections designated 3787, 3788, 3789, and 3790, not patented, characterized by their rose to deep

cultivar. Colors in the photographs differ slightly from the

violet-blue colored ?owers, medium green-colored foliage, and moderately vigorous, compact-mounded to upright

color values cited in the detailed description, which accu 25

growth habit. The new cultivar was discovered and selected as

a single ?owering plant within the progeny of the above stated cross-pollination during June 2004 in a controlled environ ment in Elburn, Ill. Asexual reproduction of the new cultivar by terminal stem cuttings since June 2004 in Elburn, Ill. has demonstrated that the new cultivar reproduces true to type with all of the char acteristics, as herein described, ?rmly ?xed and retained

rately describes the colors of ‘Balyricsil’. The plants were grown in l-gallon pots for 18 weeks in a greenhouse in Elburn, Ill. Plants were given one pinch at transplant. FIG. 1 illustrates a side view of the overall growth and

?owering habit of ‘Balyricsil’. FIG. 2 illustrates a close-up view of an in?orescence of

‘Balyricsil’. DETAILED BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION

through successive generations of such asexual propagation. 35

The new cultivar has not been observed under all possible

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

environmental conditions to date. Accordingly, it is possible that the phenotype may vary somewhat with variations in the

The following characteristics of the new cultivar have been repeatedly observed and can be used to distinguish ‘Balyric

environment, such as temperature, light intensity, and day length, without, however, any variance in genotype.

sil’ as a new and distinct cultivar of Salvia plant:

1. Deep violet-blue and light violet bicolored ?owers; 2. Green and light burgundy colored bracts;

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The chart used in the identi?cation of colors described herein is The R.H.S. Colour Chart of The Royal Horticultural

Society, London, England, 2007 edition, except where gen

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PetioleiLength: Approximately 2.2 cm. Diameter: Approximately 4.0 mm. Texture: Densely pubescent.

eral color terms of ordinary signi?cance are used. The color values Were determined in June 2011 under natural light

Color: 145C.

conditions in West Chicago, Ill. The following descriptions and measurements describe

plants produced from cuttings from stock plants and groWn in

Flowering description: 5

a glass-covered greenhouse under conditions comparable to those used in commercial practice. The plants Were groWn in Elbum, 111. in 1-gallon pots for 18 Weeks utiliZing a soilless groWth medium. Plants Were given one pinch at transplant.

through autumn and With limited ?oWering under short Winter days in a greenhouse environment. Lastingness of individual?oretiApproximately 4 to 5

days.

Greenhouse temperatures Were maintained at approximately

In?orescence description: General descriptioniType: Spikes in verticillaster

45° F. to 65° F. (72° C. to 183° C.) during the day and approximately 35° F. to 45° F. (1 .7° C. to 72° C.) during the

arrangement, ?orets in clusters of three, not persis tent. Quantity of in?orescences per plant: Approxi mately 12. Fragrance: Faint, sWeet. Length or height

night. No supplemental lighting Was provided. Measure ments and numerical values represent averages of typical

plants.

of in?orescence: Approximately 12.0 cm. Width of

Botanical classi?cation: Salvia>
Parentage: Female parentiProprietary Salvia>
in?orescence: Approximately 2.5 cm. Quantity of

fully-open ?oWers per in?orescence: Approximately 20

27 With up to 60 at peak ?oWering.

PeduncleiShape: Square in cross section. Strength:

Strong. Aspect: Erect. Length: Approximately 2.0

Salvia nemorosa breeding selections designated

cm. Diameter: Approximately 3.0 mm. Texture:

3787, 3788, 3789, and 3790, not patented.

Densely pubescent With appressed, soft, short hairs.

Propagation:

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lj/pe cuttingiTerminal stem.

Color: 138A to 138B.

FloWer description:

lime to initiate roots.iApproximately 9 to 12 days. lime to produce a rooted cuttingiApproximately 24 to

lypeiSingle, Zygomorphic. BualiRate of opening: Generally takes 2 to 3 days for

28 days.

bud to progress from ?rst color to fully open ?oWer.

Root descriptioniFine, ?brous White to dark broWn in color.

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Plant description: Commercial crop timeiApproximately 12 to 16 Weeks from a rooted cutting to ?nish in a 15 cm pot.

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Growth habit and general appearanceiModerately vigorous, mounded. SizeiHeight from soil level to top of plant plane: Approximately 29.5 cm. Width: Approximately 30.0

Bud just before openingiShape: Ovoid. Length: Approximately 6.0 mm. Diameter: Approximately 2.0 mm. Texture: Densely pubescent. Color: calyx of 138B With venation of N187A; petals of N89B.

Rooting habitiFreely branching.

CorollaiShape: Bilabiate, loWer lip having three lobes, based fused. Width: Approximately 5.0 mm.

Length: Approximately 1.2 cm. Depth: Approxi mately 1.5 cm.

Upper lipiShape: Hooded. Margin: Entire. Apex: 40

cm.

Branching

Flowering habiti‘Balyricsil’ is freely ?oWering under outdoor groWing conditions blooming from spring

Rounded. Length from throat: Approximately 8.0 mm. Width: Approximately 2.0 mm. Texture of inner

habitiFreely

branching.

Pinching

surface: Glabrous. Texture of outer surface: Sparsely pubescent. Color of inner surface When ?rst and fully

enhances lateral branching. Quantity of branches per

plant: Approximately 6. BranchiShape: Square in cross section. Strength: Strong. Length to base of in?orescence: Approxi

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Lower lipiShape of central lobe: Orbicular, cupped. Shape of lateral lobes: Elliptic. Margin: Entire. Apex of central lobe: Emarginate. Apex of lateral lobes:

mately 8.0 cm. Diameter: Approximately 5.0 mm.

Length of central intemode: Approximately 3.2 cm.

Rounded. Length from throat of central lobe:

Texture: Densely pubescent With appressed, soft, short hairs. Color of young and mature stems: 138A to 138B.

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Foliage description: General descriptioniQuantity of leaves per branch:

Approximately 8. Fragrance: Strong, sage-like. Form: Simple. Arrangement: Opposite.

Approximately 5.0 mm. Width of central lobe: Approximately 5.0 mm. Length from throat of lateral lobes: Approximately 4.0 mm. Width of lateral lobes: Approximately 1.0 mm. Texture of upper surface:

Glabrous. Texture of loWer surface: Sparsely pubes 55

Leaves.iAspect: Acute to perpendicular angle to stem.

cent. Color of upper surface When ?rst and fully open: N89D With outer edges of 92D. Color of loWer surface

When ?rst and fully open: Lighter than N89D With outer edges of 92D.

Shape: Ovate to elliptic. Margin: Crenate. Apex: Acute. Base: Obtuse to cordate. Venation pattern: Pin nate. Length of mature leaf: Approximately 8.5 cm. Width of mature leaf: Approximately 3.9 cm. Texture

open: 92D. Color of outer surface When ?rst and fully open: N89C.

CalyyaiShape: Tubular. Length: Approximately 6.0 60

mm. Diameter: Approximately 4.0 mm.

Sepals.4Quantity per ?oWer: 5, fused. Shape: Elliptic.

of upper and loWer surfaces: Rugous, densely pubes

Apex: Acute. Length: Approximately 6.0 mm. Width:

cent. Color of upper surface of young and mature

Approximately 2 .0 mm. Texture of inner surface: Gla

foliage: 137A With venation of 145C. Color of loWer surface of young and mature foliage: Closest 137C With venation of 145C.

brous. Texture of outer surface: Densely pubescent. 65

Color of inner surface: 138B. Color of outer surface: 138B With venation and margins of N1 87A.

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color: NN155B. Gynoecium: Pistil quantity: 1 per

BracmiQuantity: One bract located at the base of ?o ret cluster. Length: Approximately 6.0 mm. Width: Approximately 5.0 mm. Texture: Glabrous With

?oWer, strongly curved. Pistil length: Approximately 1.2 cm. Stigma shape: Cleft, tWo-parted. Stigma

densely pubescent margins. Color of upper and loWer surfaces: 138A With an overlay of 187A.

color: N89B. Style length: Approximately 1.0 cm. 5

PediceLiStrength: Strong, ?exible. Aspect: At an acute angle. Length: Approximately 1.0 mm. Diameter: Less than 1.0 mm. Texture: Densely pubescent. Color: 137A With an overlay of 187A.

Reproductive organsiAndroecium: Stamen quantity: 2 per ?ower, dorsi?xed, strongly curved. Filament length: Approximately 6.0 mm. Filament color:

NN155C, opaque. Anther shape: NarroWly elliptic to oblong. Anther length: Approximately 2.0 mm. Anther color: 203D. Pollen amount: Moderate. Pollen 15

Style color: NN155C, opaque. Ovary length: Approximately 1.0 mm. Ovary color: 144C. Seed and fruit production: Neither seed nor fruit production has been observed. Disease and pest resistance: Resistance to pathogens and pests common to Salvia has not been observed.

What is claimed is: 1. A neW and distinct cultivar of Salvia plant named ‘Balyr icsil’, substantially as herein shoWn and described. *

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US PP23,310 P2

Salvia plant named 'Balyricsil'

Jul 25, 2011 - breeding program was the development of Salvia cultivars having distinctive ?ower coloration with a mounded growth habit. The new Salvia cultivar is the result of .... General descriptioniQuantity of leaves per branch: Approximately 8. Fragrance: Strong, sage-like. Form: Simple. Arrangement: Opposite.

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