Hooper, Vance James
6 Mahoctahi Road
Vance James Hooper, Waitara, New Zealand
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2017-06-30|
|Grant of Rights Termination Date:||2042-06-30|
Varieties used for comparison: 'Jurmag1' and 'Jurmag2'
Summary: At first flowering, the plant height of 'Genie' is short whereas the plant height of both reference varieties is medium. The flower diameter of 'Genie' is medium whereas the flower diameter of 'Jurmag2' is large. The distal third of the tepal of 'Genie' is reflexed whereas the distal third of the tepal of 'Jurmag1' is incurved.
PLANT: tree form, deciduous type, upright growth habit, short at first flowering, narrow at first flowering, many branches
LEAF: alternate arrangement along branch, short petiole
LEAF BLADE: medium length, medium width, elliptic shape, attenuate base
LEAF BLADE (UPPER SIDE): no pubescence, medium green, medium degree of glossiness
LEAF BLADE (LOWER SIDE): white pubescence, light green
FLOWERING: begins early
SEPAL: purplish, more than half the length of tepal, hair absent
FLOWER: appear before leaves, erect attitude, medium diameter when fully expanded, strongly cup shaped in profile view, medium number of tepals, overlapping arrangement of tepals, weak fragrance
TEPAL: medium length, medium to broad, distal third is reflexed, medium to strong undulation
TEPAL (INNER SIDE): main colour of distal two thirds when fully open is purple (RHS 64A), colour of basal third when fully open is dark purple red (RHS 59A), purple to blue pink (RHS 70B-C) when aged, basal spot absent
TEPAL (OUTER SIDE): main colour of distal two thirds when fully open is dark purple red (RHS 59A), colour of basal third when fully open is brown purple (RHS 187A), dark purple-red (RHS 59B) when aged
Origin & Breeding History: 'Genie' originated from a complex hybrid cross made in 1999 in Waitara, New Zealand, between an unnamed seedling from the cross Magnolia ×soulangeana variety 'Sweet Simplicity' x M. liliiflora variety 'Nigra', as the female parent, and the variety 'Sweet Valentine', as the male parent. From the resulting progeny, 'Genie' was selected in 2002 for its unique flower colour, compact and upright plant growth habit, good plant growth with the potential for flower bud production on one-year-old grafted plants, and numerous flowers in its second flowering season. Asexual reproduction of 'Genie' was first conducted by budding and grafting in 2002, in Waitara, New Zealand.
Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Genie' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, grant number 2853, received from the New Zealand Plant Variety Rights Office, Wellington, New Zealand. The trial was conducted by the New Zealand Plant Variety Rights Office in Wellington, New Zealand, from 2008 to 2010. The colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
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