|Trade name:||Ice Blue|
|Botanical Name:||Clematis viticella|
Poulsen Roser A/S
Tel: 45 48 48 30 28
Raymond J. Evison, Ltd.
Domarie Vineries, Les Sauvagées, St. Sampsons
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
|Grant of Rights Date:||2009-09-03|
|Date rights surrendered:||2016-08-19|
Varieties used for comparison: 'Evipo017' (Angélique) and 'Elsa Spath'
Summary: 'Evipo003' has light violet blue sepals, which are lighter in colour than the sepals of the reference varieties 'Evipo017' and 'Elsa Spath'. There is no secondary colour on the upper side of the sepals of 'Evipo003', whereas 'Elsa Spath' has a secondary colour in a central bar pattern. There are two colours on the lower side of the sepals of 'Evipo003', while the sepals of 'Elsa Spath' have three colours on the lower side. The margins of the sepals of 'Evipo003' are weakly undulating, compared with the margins of the sepals of 'Evipo017' which have strong undulation. 'Evipo003' has cream coloured anthers while 'Elsa Spath' has reddish purple anthers.
PLANT: climbing, weak to medium vigour, medium to dense pubescence on young shoot
BASAL LEAFLET: ovate, acuminate apex, obtuse to cordate base, entire margin, no lobing, medium green on upper side, no variegation, absent to weak rugosity
FLOWERS: solitary and clustered arrangement, upwards orientation, single flower type, rotate shape, flat to convex in cross section, weak fragrance
SEPALS: six to eight, overlapping, elliptic, flat to convex in cross section, flat to moderately reflexed in longitudinal section, cuspidate apex, type two base, weak undulation on margin, no twisting along longitudinal axis
SEPAL UPPER SIDE: one colour, light violet blue, lighter towards middle
SEPAL LOWER SIDE: two colours, light violet blue main colour, white secondary colour in central bar pattern
PETALOID STAMINODES: absent
STAMEN: white filament, cream coloured anthers
PISTIL: white stigma, whitish green style
FLOWERING: on previous and current year's growth, late spring to early summer
Origin & Breeding History: 'Evipo003' originated from a controlled crossing between two unnamed seedlings in Guernsey, UK, during the spring of 1995. The resulting seeds were germinated in January of 1996 and the seedlings were evaluated under controlled conditions during the following summer. After the initial evaluation of the seedlings, the new variety was selected and assigned a breeding code, and it was reproduced by asexual propagation from vegetative cuttings. The breeding objective was to create a new variety with white flowers with a slight violet blue tone, with flowers developing on the lower portion of the plant, lower than the previous season's height.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Evipo003' were conducted during the spring and summer of 2008 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trials included 6 plants of each variety. Bare-rooted plants were planted in 4.5 inch pots on December 10, 2006 and grown in a polyhouse. All plants were transplanted in the field on May 29, 2007, spaced 2 feet apart and trained to grow along a trellis. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plant parts of each variety on June 27, 2008. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'Evipo003' with reference varieties 'Evipo017' and 'Elsa Spath'
Colour of upper side of sepal (RHS)
|main||91B-C||N88C||N88B, with N88A veins|
|secondary||n/a||n/a||N88C to N87B|
Colour of lower side of sepal (RHS)
|secondary||white - 155A||white - 155A||white - 155A|
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