Peni Mag09


Denomination: 'Peni Mag09'
Trade name: Phoenix Magenta 09
Botanical Name: Penstemon hartwegii
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
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
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2007-12-24
Application Number: 07-6110
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-06-01
Certificate Number: 3847
Date rights surrendered: 2014-06-01

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Penharcar' (Artist Bell Carmine Frost)

Summary: 'Peni Mag09' has a longer and wider leaf blade than 'Penharcar'. The apex of the leaf blade is acute for 'Peni Mag09' while it is acuminate for 'Penharcar'. 'Peni Mag09' has weaker anthocyanin colouration in the calyx than 'Penharcar'. The outer side of the corolla is purple for 'Peni Mag09' while it is dark purple red for 'Penharcar'. 'Peni Mag09' has no markings on the inner side of the corolla tube while 'Penharcar' has purple markings present.


PLANT: upright growth habit
STEM: sparse pubescence, very weak to weak anthocyanin colouration

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

FLOWER: thyrse flower formation, terminal and axillary in position
CALYX: weak anthocyanin colouration at margin and base, dense pubescence, sepal elliptic in shape with entire margin
COROLLA: trumpet shaped, upper and lower lobe purple (RHS 71B-C) on inner side with white secondary colour at transition to corolla tube, no markings on inner side, outer side purple (RHS 71B) with white secondary colour
COROLLA TUBE: inner side white, no markings

Origin & Breeding History: 'Peni Mag09' originated from a cross made in July 2005 in Gilroy, California, USA. The female parent was a proprietary seedling, designated 11-2, 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 Mag09' 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 Mag09' with reference variety 'Penharcar'

Leaf length (cm)

  'Peni Mag09' 'Penharcar'
mean 10.1 8.6
std. deviation 0.75 0.60

Leaf width (cm)

  'Peni Mag09' 'Penharcar'
mean 4.1 3.2
std. deviation 0.26 0.25

Colour of corolla lobes (RHS)

  'Peni Mag09' 'Penharcar'
inner side - main 71B-C 61B and 71B
inner side - secondary white white with N74A
inner side - markings N/A 71B
outer side - main 71B, fading to white 60B, fading to white

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Peni Mag09
Penstemon: 'Peni Mag09' (left) with reference variety 'Penharcar' (right)

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Peni Mag09
Penstemon: 'Peni Mag09' (left) with reference variety 'Penharcar' (right)

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Peni Mag09
Penstemon: 'Peni Mag09' (left) with reference variety 'Penharcar' (right)

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