Peni Pina09


Denomination: 'Peni Pina09'
Trade name: Phoenix Pink 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: 07-6111
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-01-11
Certificate Number: 3738
Date rights surrendered: 2014-01-11

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Pheni Pinka' (Phoenix Pink)

Summary: 'Peni Pina09' differs from the reference variety, 'Pheni Pinka', mainly in plant height, length of stem internodes, leaf length, inflorescence height, corolla lobe colour and conspicuousness of markings on the inner side of the corolla tube. The plants, internodes, leaves and inflorescences of 'Peni Pina09' are shorter than those of 'Pheni Pinka'. The corolla lobes of the 'Peni Pina09' are purple red with white secondary colour whereas they are light blue pink with purple red secondary colour on 'Pheni Pinka'. There are no markings on the inner side of the corolla tube of 'Peni Pina09' whereas the markings are strongly conspicuous on 'Pheni Pinka'.


PLANT: upright growth habit

STEM: sparse pubescence, absent to very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration

LEAF: opposite arrangement along stem, lanceolate, narrow acute tip, entire margins, medium green on upper side, weak glossiness on upper side, petiole absent

CALYX: sparse pubescence, weak anthocyanin colouration
SEPAL: ovate, entire margin

INFLORESCENCE: raceme type
FLOWER: located both in axillary and terminal positions, three per axil, bilabiate (upper lip with two upper petal lobes and lower lip with three lower petal lobes)
UPPER COROLLA LOBES: main colour on inner side is mainly purple red with white secondary colour on inner side at transition to corolla tube
COROLLA TUBE: white, main colour on outer side is white with purple red secondary colour present at the base of all petal lobes

Origin & Breeding History: 'Peni Pina09' was developed by the breeder, Jason Jandrew, an employee of Goldsmith Seeds in California, U.S.A. as part of a planned pedigree breeding program. It originated from a cross made in July 2005 between the proprietary female parent line designated '104-1' with apple blossom coloured flowers, and the proprietary male parent line designated '125-3' with white with red-throat coloured flowers. 'Peni Pina09' was selected in April 2006 based on plant growth habit and flower colour and quality.

Tests & Trials: The comparative test and trial of 'Peni Pina09' was conducted in a polyhouse during the spring-summer of 2008 at Bioflora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 15 plants of each variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings transplanted into 20 cm pots on May 15, 2008 . Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on July 18, 2008. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Peni Pina09' with reference variety 'Pheni Pinka'

Plant height (cm)

  'Peni Pina09' 'Pheni Pinka'
mean 40.1 62.6
std. deviation 3.47 3.49

Length of internodes (cm)

  'Peni Pina09' 'Pheni Pinka'
mean 3.0 4.7
std. deviation 0.55 0.48

Leaf length (cm)

  'Peni Pina09' 'Pheni Pinka'
mean 7.9 11.6
std. deviation 0.32 0.74

Inflorescence height (cm)

  'Peni Pina09' 'Pheni Pinka'
mean 17.5 28.8
std. deviation 2.43 2.87

Colour of upper lobes of corolla (RHS)

  'Peni Pina09' 'Pheni Pinka'
inner side-main 58B (62C at transition to corolla tube) 69B
inner side-secondary 155B at corolla tube 58C-D at margin, 60B along midvein

Colour of lower lobes of corolla (RHS)

  'Peni Pina09' 'Pheni Pinka'
inner side-main 58B-C 69B
inner side-secondary 155B 58C-D at margin, 60B along midvein and veins inside corolla tube, 60A band across lower petal at transition to corolla tube

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Peni Pina09
Penstemon: 'Peni Pina09' (left) with reference variety 'Pheni Pinka' (right)

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