Denomination: 'Evipo007'
Trade name: Victor Hugo
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: 2003-10-28
Application Number: 03-3885
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-02-01
Certificate Number: 3126
Date rights surrendered: 2015-02-01

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Evisix' (Petit Faucon)

Summary: 'Evipo007' has a pinnate leaf while 'Evisix' has a simple leaf. 'Evipo007' has a shorter leaf length than 'Evisix'. 'Evipo007' has leaf lobing present while 'Evisix' has no leaf lobing. 'Evipo007' has a concave sepal shape in cross section while 'Evisix' has a convex sepal shape. 'Evipo007' has a darker flower colour than 'Evisix'. 'Evipo007' has weaker undulation of the sepal margin and no twisting of the sepal along the longitudinal axis while 'Evisix' has strong twisting.


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

LEAVES: pinnate
TERMINAL LEAFLET: short to medium length, narrow to medium width, lanceolate, acuminate apex, obtuse base, entire margin, two to four lobes, medium to deep sinus between lobes, light green on upper side, no variegation, moderate rugosity

FLOWERS: solitary arrangement, short to medium length peduncle, upwards orientation, single flower type, small diameter, rotate shape, concave to flat cross section in lateral view, no fragrance, flowers on current year's growth
SEPALS: six, not overlapping, short, narrow width, obovate, concave in cross section, flat to moderately reflexed curvature in longitudinal section, acuminate to apiculate apex, type one base shape, very dark violet on upper side, colour evenly distributed, blue violet on lower side, weak to medium undulation of margin, no twisting along longitudinal axis, no petaloid staminodes
STAMEN: pale violet filament with dark violet apex.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Evipo007' originated from a chance seedling of the variety 'EVIpure'. Seed was planted in December 1996 and germinated during the winter and early spring. In the summer of 1997, 'Evipo007' 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: 'Evipo007' 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 'Evipo007' with reference variety 'Evisix'

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Evipo007' 'Evisix'
mean 4.6 7.6
std. deviation 0.80 0.79

Peduncle length (cm)

  'Evipo007' 'Evisix'
mean 6.3 4.4
std. deviation 1.89 0.93

Colour of sepal (RHS)

  'Evipo007' 'Evisix'
main - upper side 83A (darker than) N88A with tones of N87A
main - lower side 90A N87A
secondary - lower side N/A 86A central bar

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Clematis: 'Evipo007' (left) with reference variety 'Evisix' (right)

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