Pardon My Cerise

Monarda

Denomination: 'Pardon My Cerise'
Botanical Name: Monarda
Applicant/Holder: Walters Gardens, Inc.
1992 96th Avenue
P.O. Box 137
Zeeland, Michigan
49464-0137
United States of America
Breeder: Hans A. Hansen, Zeeland, United States of America
Agent in Canada: Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
R.R. #2
Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0
Canada
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 2016-01-22
Application Number: 16-8799

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Gardenview Scarlet'

Summary: The plants of 'Pardon My Cerise' are shorter than those of 'Gardenview Scarlet'. The leaf blade of 'Pardon My Cerise' is smaller than the leaf blade of 'Gardenview Scarlet'. The colour of the upper side of the leaf blade is dark green for 'Pardon My Cerise' while the leaf blade is light to medium green for 'Gardenview Scarlet'. 'Pardon My Cerise' has a shorter petiole than that of 'Gardenview Scarlet'. The plants of 'Pardon My Cerise' flower mid-season while those of 'Gardenview Scarlet' flower early. The inflorescense of 'Pardon My Cerise' has a smaller diameter than that of 'Gardenview Scarlet'. The upper lip of the floret of 'Pardon My Cerise' is dark pink red on the inner side and dark purple red to dark pink red on the outer side whereas the upper lip of 'Gardenview Scarlet' is red on the inner and outer sides. The lower lip of the floret of 'Pardon My Cerise' is red to dark purple red on the inner side and dark pink red on the outer side whereas the lower lip of 'Gardenview Scarlet' is red on the inner side and red to dark pink red on the outer side. The outer side of the floret tube is dark pink red to purple red for 'Pardon My Cerise' while it is red for 'Gardenview Scarlet'.

Description:

PLANT: vegetatively propagated, perennial type, narrow upright growth habit, sparse to medium branching

STEM: medium green, absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or very weak degree of glaucosity, sparse pubescence, medium thickness, square edged shape

LEAF: simple type, opposite arrangement along stem, petiole present
LEAF BLADE: ovate shape, acute apex, cordate base, serrate margin, no variegation
LEAF BLADE (UPPER SIDE): sparse pubescence, absent or very weak degree of glaucosity, dark green
LEAF BLADE (LOWER SIDE): sparse to medium density of pubescence, medium green

FLOWERING: once per growing season, begins mid-season, medium length of time
BRACT: absent or very sparse pubescence, green on upper side with red
PEDUNCLE: absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence
INFLORESCENCE: head type, located both at terminal and axillary positions, erect attitude, medium to many florets
FLORET: bilabiate shape, red, medium length, narrow, length to width ratio is high, longitudinal axis of majority is reflexed, curvature of longitudinal axis of majority is weak to medium
UPPER LIP OF FLORET: dark pink red (RHS 53C) on inner side, dark purple red to dark pink red (RHS 53B/C) on outer side
LOWER LIP OF FLORET: red to dark purple red (RHS 46B to 53B) on inner side, dark pink red (RHS 53C) on outer side
FLORET TUBE (OUTER SIDE): dark pink red (RHS 53D) to purple red (RHS 54A)

Origin & Breeding History: 'Pardon My Cerise' was bred and monitored by Kevin Hurd and Hans Hansen, in the summer of 2009, in Zeeland, Michigan, USA. It originated from a line cross between the variety 'Petite Delight', as the female parent and an unknown proprietary line as the male parent. From the resulting progeny, 'Pardon My Cerise' was selected for further evaluation in 2010. Selection was based on flower colour, growth habit, and disease resistance. Initial asexual propagation was conducted by stem cuttings in 2010.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Pardon My Cerise' was conducted as an outdoor trial during the summer of 2017 at Variety Rights Management in Oxford Station, Ontario. The trial consisted of 15 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. The plants were grown in 16 cm pots with 40 cm spacing between pots under a galvanized steel structure covered with black mesh fabric. The observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants or parts of 10 plants in July 2017. All colour determinations were made using the 2015 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'Pardon My Cerise' with reference variety 'Gardenview Scarlet'

Plant height (cm)

  'Pardon My Cerise' 'Gardenview Scarlet'
mean 36.7 61.3
std. deviation 3.14 9.29

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Pardon My Cerise' 'Gardenview Scarlet'
mean 5.7 8.2
std. deviation 0.38 0.36

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Pardon My Cerise' 'Gardenview Scarlet'
mean 3.7 4.6
std. deviation 0.42 0.38

Petiole length (cm)

  'Pardon My Cerise' 'Gardenview Scarlet'
mean 0.4 0.7
std. deviation 0.08 0.17

Inforescence diameter (cm)

  'Pardon My Cerise' 'Gardenview Scarlet'
mean 6.7 7.3
std. deviation 0.54 0.44

Colour of upper lip of floret (RHS)

  'Pardon My Cerise' 'Gardenview Scarlet'
inner side 53C 45B/C
outer side 53B/C 45B

Colour of lower lip of floret (RHS)

  'Pardon My Cerise' 'Gardenview Scarlet'
inner side 46B to 53B N45B
outer side 53C N45C/D

Colour of floret tube (RHS)

  'Pardon My Cerise' 'Gardenview Scarlet'
outer side 53D to 54A 45B

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Monarda: 'Pardon My Cerise'

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Pardon My Cerise
Monarda: Reference variety 'Gardenview Scarlet'

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