Peni Ablos09

Penstemon

Denomination: 'Peni Ablos09'
Trade name: Phoenix Appleblossom 09
Botanical Name: Penstemon hartwegii
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Basel
4058
Switzerland
Breeder: Jason Jandrew, Goldsmith Seeds, Inc., Mountain View, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2007-12-24
Application Number: 07-6108
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-06-01
Certificate Number: 3846
Date rights surrendered: 2014-06-01

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Penharwi' (Artist Bell White)

Summary: 'Peni Ablos09' has a shorter plant height than 'Penharwi'. 'Peni Ablos09' has a longer and wider leaf blade than 'Penharwi'. 'Peni Ablos09' has lighter blue pink secondary colour on the inner side of the lower corolla lobe than 'Penharwi'.

Description:

PLANT: upright growth habit
STEM: very sparse pubescence, no anthocyanin colouration

LEAF: opposite arrangement, ovate to lanceolate, acute apex, entire margin, upper side medium green with weak glossiness, no petiole

FLOWER: thyrse flower formation, terminal and axillary in position
CALYX: no anthocyanin colouration, dense pubescence, sepal ovate in shape with entire margin
COROLLA: trumpet shaped, upper and lower lobe white on inner side with blue pink to light blue pink (RHS 65A-B) secondary colour at margin, outer side white with purple to blue pink (RHS 70B-C) secondary colour at base of corolla tube
COROLLA TUBE: inner side white, no markings

Origin & Breeding History: 'Peni Ablos09' originated from a cross made in July 2005 in Gilroy, California, USA. The female parent was a proprietary seedling, designated 11-1, with rose coloured flowers and the male parent was a proprietary seedling, designated 104-1, with light pink coloured flowers. The resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse in October 2005 and in April 2006, a single plant from the progeny was selected by the breeder based on flower colour, flower quality and compact plant habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Peni Ablos09' were conducted in a poly-house during the summer of 2009 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of fifteen plants per variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on April 21, 2009. Observations and measurements were taken from ten plants of each variety on July 22, 2009. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'Peni Ablos09' with reference variety 'Penharwi'

Plant height (cm)

  'Peni Ablos09' 'Penharwi'
mean 60.2 68.2
std. deviation 4.98 3.47

Leaf length (cm)

  'Peni Ablos09' 'Penharwi'
mean 13.2 11.0
std. deviation 0.82 1.07

Leaf width (cm)

  'Peni Ablos09' 'Penharwi'
mean 5.4 4.0
std. deviation 0.60 0.28

Colour of corolla lobes (RHS)

  'Peni Ablos09' 'Penharwi'
inner side - secondary 65A-B 68A-B

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Peni Ablos09
Penstemon: 'Peni Ablos09' (left) with reference variety 'Penharwi' (right)

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Penstemon: 'Peni Ablos09' (left) with reference variety 'Penharwi' (right)

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Penstemon: 'Peni Ablos09' (left) with reference variety 'Penharwi' (right)

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