|Trade name:||Dolce Licorice|
Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.
10051 S. Macksburg Rd.
United States of America
Garry J. Gosset, Portland, United States of America
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2006-10-23|
|Date rights surrendered:||2014-10-23|
Variety used for comparison: 'Black Beauty'
Summary: 'TNHEU044' is a Heuchera variety that has wider leaves than the reference variety 'Black Beauty'. The incisions in the leaf margins of 'TNHEU044' are crenate and shallow, while they are serrate and medium in depth for 'Black Beauty'. 'TNHEU044' has leaves that have a dark brown main colour, with silvery grey secondary colour between the veins, whereas 'Black Beauty' has uniformly dark brown leaves with no secondary colour. The lower side of the leaves of 'TNHEU044' are red purple, while the lower side of the leaves of 'Black Beauty' are dark brown. 'TNHEU044' also has a longer petiole than the reference variety.
'TNHEU044' is a Heuchera variety with a mounding plant growth habit. The leaves are simple, broad ovate in general shape and palmately lobed. The leaf base is closed to partly overlapping. The leaf margins are ciliate with shallow, crenate incisions. There is strong undulation of the leaf margins. Lobing is moderate. Pubescence on the upper side of the leaf blade is absent or very sparse and on the lower side it is sparse. The main colour on the upper side of the leaf is dark brown. However, there is grey secondary colour between the veins on the upper side of the leaf blade. The lower side of the leaf is red purple. The petiole of 'TNHEU044' is dark brown in colour with sparse, short pubescence.
Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'TNHEU044' originated from an open pollinated cross that took place in May 2000 in a field in Canby, Oregon, between interspecific Heuchera hybrids. Given that the new variety has silver and red in its leaves, it is assumed that it has Heuchera americana in its parentage. The new variety was selected in August 2002, based on leaf colour,winter leaf colour, and excellent plant vigour.
Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'TNHEU044' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2005, in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants of each variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings, transplanted into 15 cm pots on April 29, 2005. Foliage height was recorded on July 15, 2005. All other observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 29, 2005. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 RHS Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'TNHEU044' with reference variety 'Black Beauty'
Length of leaf blade (cm)
Width of leaf blade (cm)
Colour of upper side of leaf (RHS)
Colour of lower side of leaf (RHS)
|main||redder than N79A||N186C|
Length of petiole (cm)
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