Crown of Thorns

Denomination: 'pp0006'
Botanical Name: Euphorbia milii
Applicant/Holder: Plant Planet B.V.
Oranjeveld 5
2676 BP
Breeder: Andre Dekker, Plant Planet B.V., Maasdijk, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2008-05-29
Application Number: 08-6351
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-06-01
Certificate Number: 3864
Date rights surrendered: 2013-05-24

Variety Description


PLANT: tall to very tall, very broad, medium to many lateral shoots, flowering shoot semi-erect to horizontal
STEM: thick, spines long to very long and grouped

LEAF: medium to long, narrow to medium width, medium green upper side, light green lower side

PEDUNCLE: medium length, red
INFLORESCENCE: five levels of cyathia
CYATHOPHYLL: overlapping, large to very large, upper side red pink (RHS 52C), lower side light red pink (RHS 49D), medium to strong discolouration at end of flowering, medium to strong prominence of midrib

Origin & Breeding History: 'pp0006' originated from a cross conducted in the spring of 2003, in Monster, The Netherlands. The cross was between two proprietary seedlings designated pp0087 and pp0093. The new variety was selected in January 2005 based on flower colour and size.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'pp0006' is based on the UPOV Report of Technical Examination, application number EUM 117, purchased from the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in 2008. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Crown of Thorns: 'pp0006'

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