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Publication numberUSPP22279 P2
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 12/807,424
Publication dateNov 29, 2011
Filing dateSep 2, 2010
Priority dateSep 2, 2010
Publication number12807424, 807424, US PP22279 P2, US PP22279P2, US-P2-PP22279, USPP22279 P2, USPP22279P2
InventorsPaul Talmadge
Original AssigneeFloranova Service Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ipomoea plant named ‘IPOSGLGRE’
US PP22279 P2
A new and distinct Ipomoea cultivar named ‘IPOSGLGRE’ is disclosed, characterized light green, cordate shaped foliage, and a bush forming habit. Additionally the new cultivar flowers under short day conditions and produces many lateral branches, without pinching or chemical growth regulators. The new cultivar is an Ipomoea, typically suited for ornamental container and garden use.
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1. A new and distinct cultivar of Ipomoea batatas plant named ‘IPOSGLGRE’ as herein illustrated and described.

Latin name of the genus and species: Ipomoea batatas.

Variety denomination: ‘IPOSGLGRE’.


The new variety originated from a commercial breeding program under the direction of the inventor, Paul A. Talmadge. The crossing resulting in the new cultivar was made in Fall of 2007, with the seed parent, an unpatented, unnamed proprietary seedling and the pollen parent, also an unpatented, unnamed proprietary seedling. The new variety was discovered by the inventor in April of 2008 at a commercial greenhouse in Lompoc, Calif.

After selecting and isolating the new cultivar, asexual reproduction of the new cultivar ‘IPOSGLGRE’ was first performed in a commercial research greenhouse in Lompoc, Calif. during June of 2008. ‘IPOSGLGRE’ has since produced several generations and has shown that the unique features of this cultivar are stable and reproduced true to type. Asexual reproduction of the new variety is by vegetative cuttings.


The cultivar ‘IPOSGLGRE’ has not been observed under all possible environmental conditions. The phenotype may vary somewhat with variations in environment such as temperature, day length, 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 ‘IPOSGLGRE.’ These characteristics in combination distinguish ‘IPOSGLGRE’ as a new and distinct Ipomoea cultivar:

    • 1. Light green foliage
    • 2. Cordate foliage shape.
    • 3. Bush forming habit, short vines formed in mature plants or in high temperatures.
    • 4. Very well branched, without pinching or chemical growth regulator use
    • 5. Short day flowering.

Plants of the new cultivar ‘IPOSGLGRE’ are similar to the seed parent in most horticultural characteristics. However, ‘IPOSGLGRE’ differs in producing cordate shaped foliage that is characteristically light green in color, whereas the seed parent has palmately shaped, deep purple foliage.

Plants of the new cultivar ‘IPOSGLGRE’ are similar to the pollen parent in most horticultural characteristics. However, ‘IPOSGLGRE’ produces a well-branched, plant with a bush shaped habit whereas the pollen parent has a vining plant habit, with less branching.


Plants of the new cultivar ‘IPOSGLGRE’ are best compared to the commercial variety Ipomoea batatas ‘Sweet Caroline Light Green’ U.S. Plant Pat. No. 15,028. Plants of ‘IPOSGLGRE’ are similar to plants of ‘Sweet Caroline Light Green’ in most horticultural characteristics, however, plants of ‘IPOSGLGRE’ have a different shaped foliage, smaller foliage and better branching characteristics.


The accompanying photograph in FIG. 1 illustrates in full color a typical plant of ‘IPOSGLGRE’ grown in a greenhouse in Lompoc, Calif. This plant is approximately 8 weeks old, from an unrooted cutting, shown in a 6 inch pot pot. The photograph was taken using conventional techniques and although colors may appear different from actual colors due to light reflectance it is as accurate as possible by conventional photographic techniques.


In the following description, color references are made to Pantone Formula Guide Solid Matte, First Edition 2000-2001, except where general terms of ordinary dictionary significance are used. The following observations and measurements describe ‘IPOSGLGRE’ plants grown during the Summer months in a greenhouse in Lompoc, Calif., under bright, unshaded conditions. Average day temperatures were approximately 26 C. and the average night temperature was approximately 18 C. No artificial light, photoperiodic treatments or chemical treatments were given to the plants. Measurements and numerical values represent averages of typical plant types.

  • Botanical classification: Ipomoea batatas ‘IPOSGLGRE’
  • Age of the plant described: Approximately 8 weeks from an unrooted cutting.
  • Container size of the plant described: 6 inch commercial container.

  • Propagation method: Terminal cuttings
  • Time to develop roots suitable for transplanting: Summer-about six days at an average temperature of 24 C.; Winter-about ten days at an average temperature of 24 C.
  • Root description: Thick, fleshy.
  • Tuber description: None observed

  • Growth habit: Compact, upright and mounding
  • Height: Measured from top of soil line of pot, approximately 22 cm
  • Plant spread: Approximately 45 cm
  • Growth rate: Rapid
  • Branching characteristics: Very free branching, alternate occurring.
  • Primary lateral branches:
      • Length.—A Approximately 18 cm.
      • Diameter.—Approximately 0.5 cm.
      • Texture.—Slightly pubescent.
      • Color.—Pantone 7495C.
      • Strength.—Strong.
      • Internode length.—A range between 0.5-1.5 cm.
      • Adventitious roots at nodes.—Occasional raised bump at node at base of branch.
  • Secondary lateral branches:
      • Length.—Ranging from 1-4 cm.
      • Diameter.—Approximately 0.3 to 0.4 cm.
      • Texture.—Slightly pubescent.
      • Color.—Near Pantone 7495C.
      • Strength.—Strong.
      • Internode length.—Range between 0.3 to 0.7 cm.
      • Quantity per 8 week old plant.—Approximately 19.
      • Adventitious roots at nodes.—None observed.
  • New shoot growth characteristics:
      • Color.—Pantone 7495C.
      • Aspect.—Upright.
      • Texture.—Slightly pubescent.

  • Leaf:
      • Arrangement.—Alternate, simple.
      • Average length.—Approximately 11-12 cm.
      • Average width.—Approximately 9 cm.
      • Shape of blade.—Cordate.
      • Apex.—Acuminate.
      • Base.—Cordate.
      • Margin.—Entire, with tiny hairs visible with a hand lens.
      • Aspect.—Folded upwards slightly along midrib at base, flattening to curving downward toward apex.
      • Texture of top surface.—Glabrous.
      • Texture of bottom surface.—Glabrous.
      • Quantity of leaves per lateral branch.—Approximately 12.
  • Color:
      • Young foliage upper side.—Pantone 383C.
      • Young foliage under side.—Pantone 7493C.
      • Mature foliage upper side.—Pantone 7495C.
      • Mature foliage under side.—Pantone 7493C.
  • Venation:
      • Type.—Pinnate: arcuate to reticulate at base.
      • Venation color upper side.—Pantone 7495C.
      • Venation color under side.—Pantone 7495C.
  • Petiole:
      • Length.—Longest petioles approximately 13 cm.
      • Diameter.—Approximately 0.4 cm at base, 0.3 cm at top.
      • Texture.—Slightly pubescent.
      • Color.—Pantone 7495C.
      • Strength.—Strong.
      • Aspect.—Upright to slightly curved.

  • None observed, as measurements were taken from plants produced during the long days of summer.

  • Seeds and fruits: No seeds/fruits observed.
  • Disease/pest resistance: Neither resistance nor susceptibility to the normal pests and diseases of Ipomoea has been observed.
  • Temperature tolerance: Tolerates low temperatures to approximately 2 C. Good high temperature tolerance, observed to at least 40 C.
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U.S. ClassificationPLT/226
International ClassificationA01H5/00
Cooperative ClassificationA01H5/02
European ClassificationA01H5/02
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