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Denomination: 'ANSTEEL'
Trade name: Angelface Steel Blue
Botanical Name: Angelonia angustifolia
Applicant/Holder: Elsner pac Jungpflanzen GbR
Kipsdorfer Strabe 146
Breeder: Elke Steffen, Elsner pac Jungpflanzen GbR, Erfurt, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2018-08-17
Provisional Protection:: 2018-08-17
Application Number: 18-9600
Grant of Rights Date: 2020-10-13
Certificate Number: 6281
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2040-10-13

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'LOLAPI' (Angelos Lavender Pink) and 'Sungelobu' (Sungelonia Blue)

Summary: The plant of 'ANSTEEL' is taller than that of 'Sungelobu'. The leaf, flower and flower chamber of 'ANSTEEL' is larger than that of 'Sungelobu'. The inner side of the upper and lower lip of the corolla lobes of 'ANSTEEL' are blue violet with darker tones while the upper and lower lip of 'LOLAPI' are violet.


PLANT: upright growth habit
SHOOT: absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration below inflorescence

LEAF (UPPER SIDE): medium to dark green, medium to strong glossiness

COROLLA: medium reflexing of lobes, no stripes
UPPER LIP OF COROLLA: blue violet (RHS N87C) with darker tones on inner side
LOWER LIP OF COROLLA: blue violet (RHS N87B-C) on inner side, absent to weak undulation of margin
COROLLA CHAMBER: broader than long, strong intensity of purple red to violet markings on inner side, markings on inner side are of medium density
COROLLA POUCH: white with purple along margins on inner side

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'ANSTEEL' originated from a cross conducted by the breeder Elke Steffen in Dresden, Germany during the summer of 2014. Both the female and male parents used to conduct the cross were unknown proprietary seedlings. 'ANSTEEL' was selected in the summer of 2015 based on flower colour and appearance. Asexual reproduction of 'ANSTEEL' was first conducted by cuttings in the summer of 2015 in Dresden, Germany.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'ANSTEEL' was conducted in a polyhouse during the spring and summer of 2019 at Bioflora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 20 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15cm pots on April 12, 2019. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants, or parts of plants, of each variety on June 24, 2019. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'ANSTEEL' with reference varieties 'LOLAPI' and 'Sungelobu'

Plant height (cm)

  'ANSTEEL' 'LOLAPI' 'Sungelobu'
mean 51.4 48.2 34.4
std. deviation 1.66 2.84 2.40

Leaf length (cm)

  'ANSTEEL' 'LOLAPI' 'Sungelobu'
mean 8.8 6.2 4.7
std. deviation 1.03 0.57 0.51

Leaf width (cm)

  'ANSTEEL' 'LOLAPI' 'Sungelobu'
mean 1.8 2.1 1.1
std. deviation 0.25 0.12 0.14

Flower length (cm)

  'ANSTEEL' 'LOLAPI' 'Sungelobu'
mean 3.3 2.9 2.0
std. deviation 0.09 0.16 0.09

Flower width (cm)

  'ANSTEEL' 'LOLAPI' 'Sungelobu'
mean 2.9 2.7 2.0
std. deviation 0.16 0.15 0.11

Colour of inner side of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'ANSTEEL' 'LOLAPI' 'Sungelobu'
upper lip N87C with darker tones 75A fading to 75B 86B-C fading to 90D
lower lip N87B-C 75A fading to 75B 86B-C fading to 90D

Flower chamber length (mm)

  'ANSTEEL' 'LOLAPI' 'Sungelobu'
mean 9.13 7.86 5.79
std. deviation 0.74 0.87 0.64

Flower chamber width (mm)

  'ANSTEEL' 'LOLAPI' 'Sungelobu'
mean 8.84 8.02 6.01
std. deviation 0.81 1.33 0.79

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Angelonia: 'ANSTEEL' (left) with reference varieties 'LOLAPI' (centre) and 'Sungelobu' (right)

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Angelonia: 'ANSTEEL' (left) with reference varieties 'LOLAPI' (centre) and 'Sungelobu' (right)

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Angelonia: 'ANSTEEL' (left) with reference varieties 'LOLAPI' (centre) and 'Sungelobu' (right)

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