Denomination: 'Evipo001'
Trade name: Wisley
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: 2004-02-17
Application Number: 04-4044
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-02-01
Certificate Number: 3130
Date rights surrendered: 2015-02-01

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Rhapsody'

Summary: 'Evipo001' has a ternate leaf type while 'Rhapsody' has a pinnate leaf. 'Evipo001' has a longer peduncle length than 'Rhapsody'. 'Evipo001' has slightly different colour on the upper side of the sepal and has a different colour on the central bar on the lower side than 'Rhapsody'. 'Evipo001' has a white filament while 'Rhapsody' has a light violet filament.


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

LEAVES: ternate
TERMINAL LEAFLET: medium length and width, ovate, acuminate to acute apex, cordate base, entire margin, no lobing, light green on upper side, no variegation, moderate rugosity

FLOWERS: clustered arrangement, long to very long peduncle, outwards orientation, single, medium to large diameter, rotate shape, flat cross section in lateral view, no fragrance, flowers on current year's growth
SEPALS: six, free to touching, medium to long, broad, elliptic to obovate, concave to flat in cross section, moderately reflexed curvature in longitudinal section, acute to apiculate apex, type one base shape, violet blue on upper side with violet central bar, violet blue on lower side with light blue violet central bar and purple-pink veins, moderate undulation of margin, no twisting along longitudinal axis, no petaloid staminodes
STAMEN: white filament, yellow anthers.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Evipo001' originated from a chance pollination of unnamed parent plants, made in July 1996. The resultant seed was planted in December 1996 and germinated during the winter and early spring. In June 1997, 'Evipo001' was selected in the greenhouse at Guernsey, Channel Islands, United Kingdom. Selection criteria included profusion of light violet flowers, summer flowering, yellow flower centre and vigourous growth habit.

Tests & Trials: 'Evipo001' 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 RHS Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Evipo001' with reference variety 'Rhapsody'

Peduncle length (cm)

  'Evipo001' 'Rhapsody'
mean 12.9 5.7
std. deviation 2.45 1.22

Colour of sepals (RHS)

  'Evipo001' 'Rhapsody'
main - upper side 93B 86A
secondary - upper side 77A 94B
main - lower side 93B 93B
secondary - lower side 84C (central bar) 155C (central bar)

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Clematis: 'Evipo001' (left) with reference variety 'Rhapsody' (right)

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