Sugar Lace


Denomination: 'Sugar Lace'
Botanical Name: Monarda
Applicant/Holder: Future Plants Licentie B.V.
Turfspoor 53A
2165 AW
Breeder: Hubertus Gerardus Oudshoorn, Rijpwetering, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
R.R. #2
Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 2011-01-27
Application Number: 11-7166
Grant of Rights Date: 2015-09-02
Certificate Number: 5104
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2035-09-02

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Petite Delight'

Summary: The plants of 'Sugar Lace' are taller than those of 'Petite Delight'. The leaf blade of 'Sugar Lace' is longer than the leaf blade of 'Petite Delight'. The colour of the flower of 'Sugar Lace' is purple red while the flower of 'Petite Delight' is purple and fades to violet as it ages.


PLANT: vegetatively propagated perennial, narrow upright growth habit, sparse branching
STEM: medium green, absent to very weak intensity of anthocyanin, absent to very weak glauconitic, sparse pubescence, medium thickness, square edged shape

LEAF: opposite arrangement along stem, simple type
LEAF BLADE: ovate, acute apex, truncate base, serrate margin, no variegation
LEAF BLADE (UPPER SIDE): sparse pubescence, absent or very weak glaucosity, medium green
LEAF BLADE (LOWER SIDE): sparse pubescence, medium green
PETIOLE: present

FLOWERING: once per growing cycle, begins early to mid-season, lasts for a medium length of time
PEDUNCLE: absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence
INFLORESCENCE: head type, positioned at both terminal and axillary locations, erect attitude
FLOWER: bilabiate shape, many per inflorescence, medium length, narrow, high length to width ratio, reflexing along longitudinal axis with weak to medium curvature, outer and inner sides purple red (RHS N66B)

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sugar Lace' was the result of hybridization between the varieties 'Pink Lace' and 'Pink Supreme'. This cross was conducted during the summer of 2006 in Rijpwetering, Netherlands. From the resulting progeny 'Sugar Lace' was selected for its plant growth habit, flower colour and resistance to powdery mildew.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Sugar Lace' was conducted outdoors under shade cloth during the summer of 2014 at Variety Rights Management in Oxford Station, Ontario. The trial consisted of 14 plants each of the candidate and reference variety planted in pots spaced approximately 35 cm apart. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants or parts of plants of each variety. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Sugar Lace' with reference variety 'Petite Delight'

Plant height (cm)

  'Sugar Lace' 'Petite Delight'
mean 56.00 31.00
std. deviation 4.50 2.39

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Sugar Lace' 'Petite Delight'
mean 5.53 4.11
std. deviation 0.28 0.83

Floret colour (RHS)

  'Sugar Lace' 'Petite Delight'
inner side N66B 72B fading to N80C
outer side N66B 72B fading to N80C

Click on image for larger view
Sugar Lace
Monarda: 'Sugar Lace' (left) with reference variety 'Petite Delight' (right)

Date modified: