Denomination: 'Evipo012'
Trade name: Medley
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: 03-3886
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-02-01
Certificate Number: 3127
Date rights surrendered: 2009-01-07

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Alionushka'

Summary: 'Evipo012' has a shorter peduncle length than 'Alionushka'. 'Evipo012' has a shorter, narrower sepal than 'Alionushka'. 'Evipo012' has a slightly different colour on the lower side of the sepal than 'Alionushka'.


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

LEAVES: simple and pinnate
TERMINAL LEAFLET: very short to short, very narrow to narrow, ovate, acuminate apex, obtuse base, entire margin, shallow lobing occasionally present, medium green on upper side, no variegation, absent or very weak rugosity

FLOWERS: clustered arrangement, medium to long peduncle, downwards orientation, single flower type, narrow diameter, campanulate shape, flowers on current year's growth
SEPALS: four, very short to short, narrow width, elliptic, slightly concave in cross section, weak to medium reflexing of apex, narrow acute to apiculate apex, type one base shape, violet on upper side (RHS N78C-D), becoming lighter towards margin, light blue violet with purple veins on lower side, weak to medium undulation of margin, moderate twisting along longitudinal axis when first opened, no twisting when flower is fully opened, no petaloid staminodes
STAMEN: cream filament, yellow anthers.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Evipo012' originated from a chance pollination of unnamed parent plants. Seed was planted in December 1997 and germinated during the winter and early spring. In July 1998, 'Evipo012' was selected in the greenhouse at Guernsey, Channel Islands, United Kingdom. Selection criteria included non-clinging habit, profusion of semi-nodding flowers, summer flowering, suitability to garden situations and cold tolerance to United States Department of Agriculture Hardiness zone 3.

Tests & Trials: 'Evipo012' 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 'Evipo012' with reference variety 'Alionushka'

Peduncle length (cm)

  'Evipo012' 'Alionushka'
mean 10.8 14.4
std. deviation 0.92 1.32

Sepal length (cm)

  'Evipo012' 'Alionushka'
mean 3.7 6.4
std. deviation 0.11 0.38

Sepal width (cm)

  'Evipo012' 'Alionushka'
mean 1.7 3.9
std. deviation 0.16 0.51

Colour of lower side of sepal (RHS)

  'Evipo012' 'Alionushka'
main 84C 77C
secondary 72B (veins) 70B (central bar)

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Clematis: 'Evipo012' (left) with reference variety 'Alionushka' (right)

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