Purfled

Euryops

Denomination: 'Purfled'
Botanical Name: Euryops
Applicant/Holder: Amerinova Properties L.L.C.
32149 Aqueduct Road
Bonsall, California
92003
United States of America
Breeder: Alice Doyle, Cottage Grove, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2005-04-20
Application Number: 05-4759
Date Withdrawn: 2008-03-08

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sonnenschein'

Summary: 'Purfled' has shorter plants than 'Sonnenschein'. The stems of 'Purfled' have purple anthocyanin colouration while those of 'Sonnenschein' have red purple anthocyanin. The leaf blades of 'Purfled' are variegated green and light yellow while those of 'Sonnenschein' are not variegated. 'Purfled' has a smaller flower diameter and narrower ray florets than 'Sonnenschein'.

Description:

PLANT: upright growth habit, few branches, medium density of foliage

STEM: strong purple anthocyanin colouration located on the internodes, very sparse tomentose pubescence located only in leaf axils of major nodes

LEAF BLADE: cuspidate apex, attenuate base, incurving of lobes present, medium green with light yellow located at margins

PEDUNCLE: thin, no anthocyanin colouration
CALYX: variegation present
RAY FLORET: reflexing along longitudinal axis, intense yellow on upper side, yellow on lower side
FLORET DISC: present

Origin & Breeding History: 'Purfled' was developed by the breeder, Alice Doyle, co-owner of Log House Plants in Cottage Grove, Oregon, U.S.A. It was discovered and developed by the breeder as a branch mutation on a species plant of Euryops chrysanthemoides (DC.) R. Nordenstam in November of 2000 at Log House Plants in Cottage Grove, Oregon, U.S.A. 'Purfled' was selected based on its variegated foliage and continuous bloom.

Tests & Trials: The test and trial for 'Purfled' was conducted in a poly-house during the spring of 2006 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 15 plants of each variety. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 15 cm pots on April 26, 2006. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 16, 2006. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'Purfled' with reference variety 'Sonnenschein'

Plant height (cm)

  'Purfled' 'Sonnenschein'
mean 22.4 38.5
std. deviation 3.61 3.05

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Purfled' 'Sonnenschein'
mean 5.5 6.1
std. deviation 0.31 0.26

Ray floret width (mm)

  'Purfled' 'Sonnenschein'
mean 5.7 6.6
std. deviation 0.48 0.70

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Purfled
Euryops: 'Purfled' (left) with reference variety 'Sonnenschein' (right)

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