|Botanical Name:||Papaver orientale|
Future Plants Licentie B.V.
Hubertus Gerardus Oudshoorn, Rijpwetering, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
Oxford Station, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2011-12-12|
|Date rights surrendered:||2015-12-12|
Varieties used for comparison: 'Carmen', 'Scarlet O'Hara' and 'Allegro'
Summary: The plants of 'Matador' are taller than the plants of the reference varieties 'Carmen' and 'Scarlet O'Hara'. The leaf blade of 'Matador' is longer than the leaf blades of the reference varieties. The peduncle of 'Matador' is longer than the peduncles of the reference varieties. The upper and lower sides of the petal of 'Matador' are a lighter red than the petals of 'Carmen' and 'Scarlet O'Hara' and a darker, less orange red than the petals of 'Allegro'. The petal spot of 'Matador' is positioned away from the base while the petal spot of 'Allegro' extends into the base area.
PLANT: bushy-rounded growth habit, sparse branching
STEM: medium green, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration, absent or very weak glaucosity, medium to dense pubescence
LEAF: alternate and rosette arrangement, simple, oblanceolate, acute apex, lobed margin, medium to dense pubescence on upper side, medium to dark green on upper side
PEDUNCLE: absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: one short flowering period, early time of flowering, simple type, erect attitude
PETAL: overlapping to very overlapping, few in number, reniform shape, upper side red (RHS 44A-B), lower side red (RHS 44C), spot type petal blotch present, black (RHS 202A) blotch, spot positioned away from base, sinuate incisions present, undulated margin
ANTHER: violet to blackish.
Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Matador' was discovered and selected by the breeder in Rijpwetering, The Netherlands in 2001. The objective of the breeding program was to create new poppy varieties with improved form and improved floral traits.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Matador' were conducted during the summer of 2010 in Oxford Station, Ontario. Ten plants of the candidate variety, ten plants of the reference 'Carmen', fourteen plants of the reference 'Scarlet O'Hara' and seven plants of the reference 'Allegro' were grown in field plots. Plants were spaced approximately 45 cm apart within the row and rows were spaced one metre apart. Observations and measurements were taken on ten plants of the candidate variety and the reference varieties 'Carmen' and 'Scarlet O'Hara', and seven plants of the reference 'Allegro'. Colours were determined using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'Matador' with reference varieties 'Carmen', 'Scarlet O'Hara' and 'Allegro'
Plant height (cm)
Leaf blade length (cm)
Peduncle length (cm)
Petal colour (RHS)
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