Gallery Vincent

Dahlia

Denomination: 'Gallery Vincent'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'Vincent'
Botanical Name: Dahlia
Applicant/Holder: Verwer-Dahlia's BV
Derde Poellaan 73/75
NL 2161 DL
Lisse
Netherlands
Breeder: AWM Verwer, Fa. Gebr. Verwer, Lisse, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 1999-12-16
Application Number: 99-1982
Grant of Rights Date: 2004-02-20
Certificate Number: 1747
Date rights surrendered: 2014-02-20

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Autumn Fairy'

Summary: 'Gallery Vincent' has a smaller flower diameter than 'Autumn Fairy'. 'Gallery Vincent' has a more yellow secondary flower colour than 'Autumn Fairy'. The ray floret length is shorter in 'Gallery Vincent' than in 'Autumn Fairy'.

Description:

'Gallery Vincent' has an upright growth habit. The stem is light green in colour and has medium anthocyanin present. The stem is straight and has absent or very sparse pubescence. The terminal leaflets are ovate to elliptic in shape with dentate margins. The leaf texture is leathery and there is weak glaucosity and no pubescence on the upper surface. The leaves are dark green in colour. The petiole has no wings present and there is medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration.

The flowers are a decorative type. They are located above and in the foliage and are angled less than 30 degrees with the stem. The flowers are yellow-orange in colour. The ray florets have no markings and pointed to blunt tips. There is no disc present. The involucral bracts are elliptic in shape and yellowish to light green in colour.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Gallery Vincent' was a selection made in 1995 from a seedling population that resulted from a cross pollination between two unnamed open pollinated seedlings selections of Dahlia. Selection criteria were plant height, early flowering and longevity, compact branching plants, and its orange ray florets. It is maintained in the vegetative state, and reproduced by vegetative cuttings in Lisse, The Netherlands.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Gallery Vincent' were conducted in Oxford Station, Ontario during the summer of 2001. The trials consisted of a minimum of ten plants per variety grown in rows in the field in which the rows were one meter apart, and the plants within the row were 0.40 meters apart. Measured characteristics were based on ten measurements.


Comparison tables for 'Gallery Vincent' with reference variety 'Autumn Fairy'

Plant height (cm)

  'Gallery Vincent' 'Autumn Fairy'
mean 18.17 17.15
std. deviation 4.58 3.76

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Gallery Vincent' 'Autumn Fairy'
mean 7.49 9.48
std. deviation 0.82 0.81

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'Gallery Vincent' 'Autumn Fairy'
upper side 26A/31A 26B
lower side 26B/31B 41B

Ray floret length

  'Gallery Vincent' 'Autumn Fairy'
mean 33.00 52.20
std. deviation 3.65 2.49

Ray floret width

  'Gallery Vincent' 'Autumn Fairy'
mean 12.70 12.24
std. deviation 1.34 0.79

Peduncle length (cm)

  'Gallery Vincent' 'Autumn Fairy'
mean 4.97 5.33
std. deviation 2.35 1.21
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