Denomination: 'Evipo004'
Trade name: Harlow Carr
Botanical Name: Clematis
Applicant/Holder: Poulsen Roser A/S
Kratbjerg 332
Tel: 45 48 48 30 28

Raymond J. Evison, Ltd.
Domarie Vineries, Les Sauvagées, St. Sampsons
Channel Islands
United Kingdom
Breeder: Mogens N. Olesen, Poulsen Roser A/S, Fredensborg, Denmark
Raymond J. Evison, Raymond J. Evison, Ltd., Channel Islands, United Kingdom
Agent in Canada: Miller Thomson Pouliot LLP
1000 De La Gauchetière Street West, Suite 3700
Montréal, Quebec
H3B 4W5
Tel: 514-871-5449
Application Date: 2003-10-01
Application Number: 03-3845
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-02-01
Certificate Number: 3121
Date rights surrendered: 2013-04-18

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Durandii' and 'Evisix' (Petit Faucon)

Summary: 'Evipo004' has a shorter, narrower leaf blade than the reference varieties. 'Evipo004' has a longer peduncle than 'Evisix' and a smaller flower diameter than 'Durandii'. 'Evipo004' has a narrower sepal than 'Durandii' and a longer, broader sepal than 'Evisix'. 'Evipo004' has darker flower colour than the reference varieties. 'Evipo004' has purple anther colour while 'Durandii' has cream anthers and 'Evisix' has yellow anthers.


PLANT: climbing, non clinging, medium vigour, moderate pubescence on young shoot

LEAVES: pinnate
TERMINAL LEAFLET: medium length, narrow to medium width, ovate, acuminate apex, obtuse base, entire margin, no lobing, medium green on upper side, no variegation, moderate rugosity

FLOWERS: solitary arrangement, very long peduncle, upwards to outwards orientation, single flower type, small to medium diameter, rotate shape, weak fragrance, flowers on current year's growth
SEPALS: four to six, not overlapping, medium length and width, elliptic to obovate, convex in cross section, weakly reflexed curvature in longitudinal section, acuminate to apiculate apex, type one base shape, dark violet on upper side, becoming lighter towards margin, dark blue violet on lower side, weak undulation of margin, weak to medium twisting along longitudinal axis, no petaloid staminodes
STAMEN: light violet filament, purple anthers.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Evipo004' originated from a chance seedling of the variety 'EVIpure'. Seed was planted in December 1994 and germinated during the winter and early spring. In the summer of 1997, 'Evipo004' was selected in the greenhouse at Guernsey, Channel Islands, United Kingdom. Selection criteria included tall plant height, profusion of semi-nodding violet flowers, summer flowering, suitability to garden situations and very long growing season.

Tests & Trials: 'Evipo004' was tested at St. Thomas, Ontario. Ten bare root liners of both the candidate and reference variety were planted in the field on September 18, 2004. Plants were spaced .6 metres apart and trained to grow along a trellis. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plant parts on June 15, 2006. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Evipo004' with reference varieties 'Durandii' and 'Evisix'

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Evipo004' 'Durandii' 'Evisix'
mean 5.7 10.7 7.6
std. deviation 0.29 0.72 0.79

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Evipo004' 'Durandii' 'Evisix'
mean 2.3 7.3 4.0
std deviation 0.23 0.68 0.48

Peduncle length (cm)

  'Evipo004' 'Durandii' 'Evisix'
mean 15.0 11.3 4.4
std. deviation 1.29 0.55 0.93

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Evipo004' 'Durandii' 'Evisix'
mean 8.6 14.3 8.2
std. deviation 0.58 0.71 0.56

Sepal length (cm)

  'Evipo004' 'Durandii' 'Evisix'
mean 6.6 7.5 4.1
std. deviation 0.52 0.37 0.19

Sepal width (cm)

  'Evipo004' 'Durandii' 'Evisix'
mean 2.8 4.0 1.9
std. deviation 0.14 0.40 0.15

Colour of sepal (RHS)

  'Evipo004' 'Durandii' 'Evisix'
main - upper side 83A 93C with tones of 98B N88A with tones of N87A
main - lower side 86A-B 93D (greyer than) N87A
secondary - lower side 86B (more purple than) veins blue 86A (central bar)

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Clematis: 'Evipo004' (left) with reference varieties 'Durandii' (centre) and 'Evisix' (right)

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