|Trade name:||Bloomerang Pink Perfume|
van Nijnatten, Andre Franciscus
Meierseweg 26, 4881 DJ
Andre Franciscus van Nijnatten, Zundert, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2015-06-30|
|Grant of Rights Termination Date:||2035-06-30|
Variety used for comparison: 'Palibin'
Summary: The plants of 'Pink Perfume' are upright to spreading while those of 'Palibin' are upright. The leaf blade of 'Pink Perfume' is narrower than that of 'Palibin'. The flower bud of 'Pink Perfume' is brown purple whereas that of 'Palibin' is violet. The inflorescence of 'Pink Perfume' is shorter than that of 'Palibin'. The inner side of the corolla lobe of 'Pink Perfume' is light blue violet overlaid by light blue pink while that of 'Palibin' is violet overlaid by darker violet fading to a lighter violet. The outer side of the corolla tube of 'Pink Perfume' is blue pink with a purple to blue pink base while that of 'Palibin' is violet which fades to a lighter violet. The reblooming tendency of 'Pink Perfume' is strong while it is weak for 'Palibin'.
PLANT: upright to spreading growth habit, medium density branching, medium number of inflorescences
ONE-YEAR-OLD SHOOT: grey brown
LEAF: simple, sinuses absent, medium to broad ovate, cuneate base, medium undulation of margin, light to medium green on upper side in spring
FLOWER BUD: brown purple (RHS 186A)
INFLORESCENCE: upright attitude, conic, medium to dense density of flowers
FLOWER: moderate fragrance, single, strong tendency of reblooming
COROLLA LOBE: semi-erect attitude, broad elliptic, absent or weak undulation, medium incurving of margin, acute apex, inner side is light blue violet (whiter than RHS 69D) overlaid by light blue pink (RHS 70D)
COROLLA TUBE: outer side is blue pink (lighter than RHS 70C) with purple to blue pink (close to RHS 70B-C) base
FLOWERING PERIOD: begins early in the season
Origin & Breeding History: 'Pink Perfume' originated from a cross between the female parent variety Syringa meyeri 'Palibin' and the male parent variety Syringa microphylla 'Superba' conducted by the breeder, Andre Franciscus van Nijnatten, in Zundert, Netherlands in 2000. This variety was selected in the summer of 2003 based on its compact plant habit, pink flower colour, strong flower fragrance, strong repeat flowering throughout the season and cold hardiness.
Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Pink Perfume' was conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2014 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 10 shrubs each of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from quick-turn liners and planted into 8.8 litre containers on June 7, 2013. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on April 3, 2014, except for flower characteristics which were taken on April 29, 2014. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'Pink Perfume' with reference variety 'Palibin'
Leaf blade width (cm)
Inflorescence length (cm)
Colour of flower bud (RHS)
Colour of corolla lobe (RHS)
|inner side||whiter than 69D overlaid by 70D||75D overlaid by 75B fades to whiter than 75D|
Colour of corolla tube (RHS)
|outer side||lighter than 70C with close to 70B-C base||75A-B fades to lighter than 75D|
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