Denomination: 'Evipo025'
Trade name: Versailles
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: 03-3850
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-02-01
Certificate Number: 3124
Date rights surrendered: 2015-02-01

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Evifour' (Royal Velvet)

Summary: 'Evipo025' has dark purple red secondary colour located in the central bar on the upper side of the sepal while 'Evifour' has no secondary colour. The lower side of the sepal is violet for 'Evipo025' while it is dark violet for 'Evifour'. 'Evipo025' has weaker undulation of the sepal margin than 'Evifour'. 'Evipo025' has a purple filament colour while 'Evifour' has a white filament with a purple apex.


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

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

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

Origin & Breeding History: 'Evipo025' originated from a cross made in 1997 between 'Burma Star' and 'Royal Velvet'. Seed was planted in December 1997 and germinated during the winter and early spring. In the spring of 1998, 'Evipo025' was selected in the greenhouse at Guernsey, Channel Islands, United Kingdom. Selection criteria included compact growth habit, flower colour, good repeat flowering, good flowering on young plants, suitability to small container use.

Tests & Trials: 'Evipo025' 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 table for 'Evipo025' with reference variety 'Evifour'

Colour of sepal (RHS)

  'Evipo025' 'Evifour'
main - upper side N79B 77A
secondary - upper side 187B n/a
main - lower side N77B 79D
secondary - lower side 155B with purple veins veins 64A

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Clematis: 'Evipo025' (left) with reference variety 'Evifour' (right)

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