Cranberry Lace


Denomination: 'Cranberry 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: 2012-01-23
Application Number: 12-7477
Grant of Rights Date: 2016-09-08
Certificate Number: 5331
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2036-09-08

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Petite Delight'

Summary: The plants of 'Cranberry Lace' are shorter than those of 'Petite Delight'. The main colour of the upper side of the leaf blade of 'Cranberry Lace' is medium green whereas it is dark green for 'Petite Delight'. The purple red florets of 'Cranberry Lace' are more red than those of 'Petite Delight'.


PLANT: vegetatively propagated perennial, narrow upright to upright bushy growth habit, sparse branching
STEM: medium green, absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent to very weak glaucosity, sparse pubescence, medium thickness

LEAF: opposite arrangement along stem, simple type
LEAF BLADE: ovate shape, 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 mid-season, lasts for a medium period 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, purple red (RHS N66B) on outer side, purple red (RHS 61C to N66B) on inner side

Origin & Breeding History: 'Cranberry Lace' was the result of a hybridization between the variety 'Pink Lace' as the female parent and an unnamed proprietary seedling as the male parent. The cross was conducted during the summer of 2007 in Rijpwetering, Netherlands. In 2008, 'Cranberry Lace' was selected from the resulting progeny for its plant growth habit, flower colour and mildew resistance.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Cranberry Lace' was conducted outdoors during the summer of 2015 at Variety Rights Management in Oxford Station, Ontario. The trial consisted of 11 plants of the candidate variety and 10 plants of the reference variety planted in 16 cm 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 'Cranberry Lace' with reference variety 'Petite Delight'

Plant height (cm)

  'Cranberry Lace' 'Petite Delight'
mean 21.8 25.5
std. devation 2.48 2.26

Main colour of floret (RHS)

  'Cranberry Lace' 'Petite Delight'
outer side N66B 72B/C
inner side 61C to N66B 72B/C

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Cranberry Lace
Monarda: 'Cranberry Lace' (left) with reference variety 'Petite Delight' (right)

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