|Botanical Name:||Eupatorium purpureum|
Future Plants Licentie B.V.
Hubertus Gerardus Oudshoorn, Rijpwetering, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
Oxford Station, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2013-09-05|
|Grant of Rights Termination Date:||2031-09-05|
Variety used for comparison: 'Atropurpureum'
Summary: The plants of 'Baby Joe' are more uniform in height than the plants of 'Atropurpureum'. The stem of 'Baby Joe' has very strong anthocyanin colouration while the stem of 'Atropurpureum' has weak to medium anthocyanin. The inflorescence of 'Baby Joe' is shorter and more compact than the inflorescence of 'Atropurpureum'.
PLANT: narrow upright to upright busy growth habit, sparse branching
STEM: dark red brown, very strong anthocyanin colouration
LEAF: alternate and whorled arrangement, simple type, elliptic to lanceolate, apex acuminate, margin serrate, upper side medium green, no variegation
FLOWER: one medium to long flowering period, medium to late flowering
INFLORESCENCE: corymb, terminal and axillary in position, erect attitude
FLOWER BUD: brown purple (RHS 186B)
FLORET: inner side blue pink (RHS 186C-D).
Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Baby Joe' originated from a cross made in 2001 in Rijpwetering, The Netherlands. The cross was between two unnamed seedlings of the species Eupatorium purpureum. The variety was selected in 2003 from the seedling population based on criteria for shorter and stronger plant habit and attractive foliage and floral traits.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Baby Joe' were conducted at Variety Rights Management in Oxford Station, Ontario during the summer of 2012. Nine plants of the candidate variety and twelve plants of the reference variety were grown in 19.5 cm pots in a polyhouse. Plants were spaced approximately 60 cm apart. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'Baby Joe' with reference variety 'Atropurpureum'
Inflorescence length (cm)
Colour of flower bud (RHS)
Colour of floret (RHS)
|inner side||186C-D||186C to 70C|
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