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Denomination: 'AMBIC001'
Botanical Name: Agapanthus campanulatus x A. praecox subsp. orientalis
Applicant/Holder: de Wet, Charles Andrew
44 Third Road, Linbro Park
South Africa
Breeder: Quinton Bean, Johannesburg, South Africa
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2017-03-07
Provisional Protection:: 2017-03-07
Application Number: 17-9116
Grant of Rights Date: 2019-03-11
Certificate Number: 5953
Date rights surrendered: 2020-03-11

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Queen Mum'

Summary: The length of the leaf of 'AMBIC001' is medium to long whereas the leaf of 'Queen Mum' is very long. The width of the leaf of 'AMBIC001' is narrow whereas the leaf of 'Queen Mum' is broad to very broad. The plants of 'AMBIC001' begin flowering mid-season whereas the plants of 'Queen Mum' begin flowering late. The number of flowers per inflorescence is medium for 'AMBIC001' whereas the number of flowers is very many for 'Queen Mum'.


PLANT: deciduous type, sparse to medium density of foliage, few leaves per shoot

LEAF: medium to long, narrow, absent or slightly recurved, no variegation, medium green upper side, no anthocyanin colouration at base

FLOWERING: begins mid-season
INFLORESCENCE BRACT: very short to short tip relative to total length of bract, medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration, opening on one side only
PEDUNCLE: medium to long, very thin to thin, elliptic shape in cross-section, absent or weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration
INFLORESCENCE: medium number of flowers, small to medium diameter, broad oblate shaped profile in lateral view
FLOWER BUD: main colour is white (RHS NN155C), secondary colour is blue violet (RHS N89C) distributed towards base
PEDICEL: short, medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration distributed throughout but mainly at distal end
FLOWER: campanulate shape, single type, no tepal-like staminodes or pistillodes, medium degree of extrusion of stamens
PERIANTH: very short to short, medium diameter, no overlapping of tepals
PERIANTH TUBE: short to medium length, outer side is mainly blue violet (RHS N89C)
TEPAL: slightly elongated length to width ratio, weak undulation of margin
TEPAL (INNER SIDE): marginal zone is white (RHS NN155C), midrib zone is white (RHS NN155C), absent or very weak transparency of midrib zone
STAMEN: white filament, blue green anther
STYLE: white

Origin & Breeding History: 'AMBIC001' was bred and developed by the breeder, Quinton Bean, of Linbro Park in Johannesburg, South Africa. It originated from a controlled cross pollination conducted in 2006, between an unnamed proprietary selection, as the female parent, and an unnamed proprietary selection, as the male parent. Both parents were siblings derived from crossing an unnamed plant of Agapanthus praecox subsp. orientalis and an unnamed plant of Agapanthus campanulatus. From the resulting progeny, 'AMBIC001' was selected in July of 2008 for its density of flowers within the inflorescence, bicoloured flowers, long flowering period, and good cold hardiness. 'AMBIC001' was first propagated asexually by plant divisions in 2009, in Linbro Park, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'AMBIC001' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2014/0105, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office in Angers, France. The trial was conducted by the Naktuinbouw - Variety Center in Roelofarendsveen, Netherlands, in 2015. The colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Agapanthus: 'AMBIC001'

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Agapanthus: 'AMBIC001'

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