Denomination: 'Evipo024'
Trade name: Picardy
Botanical Name: Clematis viticella
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: 03-3849
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-02-01
Certificate Number: 3123
Date rights surrendered: 2013-04-18

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Evipo002' (Rosemoor) and 'Niobe'

Summary: 'Evipo024' has a shorter peduncle and a smaller flower diameter than the reference varieties. 'Evipo024' has a shorter, narrower sepal than the reference varieties. 'Evipo024' differs from the reference varieties in the colour of the lower side of the sepal.


PLANT: climbing, medium vigour, dense pubescence on young shoot

LEAVES: ternate
TERMINAL LEAFLET: short to medium length, narrow to medium width, lanceolate to ovate, acuminate apex, obtuse to cordate base, entire margin, no lobing, light green on upper side, no variegation, absent to very weak rugosity

FLOWERS: clustered arrangement, short peduncle, upwards orientation, single flower type, medium diameter, rotate shape, concave cross section in lateral view, weak fragrance, flowers on previous and current year's growth
SEPALS: four to six, free to touching, short to medium length, medium width, elliptic, concave to flat in cross section, flat to moderately reflexed curvature in longitudinal section, acuminate apex, type one base shape, violet with dark purple red central bar on upper side, dark violet with white central bar on lower side, medium undulation on margin, no twisting along longitudinal axis, no petaloid staminodes
STAMEN: greenish white filament , reddish brown anthers.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Evipo024' originated from a cross made in 1997 between 'Burma Star' and 'H.F. Young'. Seed was planted in December 1997 and germinated during the winter and early spring. In the summer of 1998, 'Evipo024' was selected in the greenhouse at Guernsey, Channel Islands, United Kingdom. Selection criteria included compact growth habit, sepal colour, lasting quality as a cut flower, early flowering, suitability to garden situations and container production and very long growing season.

Tests & Trials: 'Evipo024' 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 'Evipo024' with reference varieties 'Evipo002' and 'Niobe'

Peduncle length (cm)

  'Evipo024' 'Evipo002' 'Niobe'
mean 3.7 6.1 6.2
std. deviation 0.83 0.85 0.86

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Evipo024' 'Evipo002' 'Niobe'
mean 10.3 13.5 13.5
std. deviation 0.84 1.09 1.09

Sepal length (cm)

  'Evipo024' 'Evipo002' 'Niobe'
mean 5.7 7.2 6.8
std. deviation 0.40 0.21 0.49

Sepal width (cm)

  'Evipo024' 'Evipo002' 'Niobe'
mean 2.8 4.0 3.4
std. deviation 0.29 0.39 0.27

Colour of sepal (RHS)

  'Evipo024' 'Evipo002' 'Niobe'
main - upper side 77A N186D (darker than) 59A - N79C
secondary - upper side 59A-B n/a n/a
main - lower side 79D N79C N79B
secondary - lower side 155C (central bar) N77B N79C (central bar), surrounded with 84C

Click on image for larger view
Clematis: 'Evipo024' (left) with reference varieties 'Niobe' (centre) and 'Evipo002' (right)

Date modified: