Denomination: 'Bareleven'
Trade name: Light Pink Flame
Botanical Name: Phlox paniculata
Applicant/Holder: Dummen Group B.V.
P.O. Box 26
Coldenhovelaan 6, 2678 PS
De Lier
Breeder: G.B.H. Bartels, Bartels Breeding B.V., Aalsmeer, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: Genesis Plant Propagation Ltd.
24245 - 48th Avenue
Langley, British Columbia
V2Z 2M4
Tel: 604-514-1799
Application Date: 1999-11-25
Application Number: 99-1866
Grant of Rights Date: 2001-11-23
Certificate Number: 1093
Date rights surrendered: 2017-11-23

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Bright Eyes'

Summary: 'Bareleven' is a perennial phlox variety which has shorter, more compact plants than 'Bright Eyes'. The florets of 'Bareleven' are a deeper shade of pink than those of the reference variety.


'Bareleven' is a diploid, perennial phlox variety with a bushy, rounded growth habit. The leaves are dark green, lanceolate in shape, with no pubescence on either the upper or lower side and no glandular stickiness. 'Bareleven' flowers mid-season and the flower cymes are single and pyramid shaped. The florets are round and light pink with a deep pink eye zone.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Bareleven' originated as a seedling selection from a cross between two breeding lines made in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands in 1995. The selection criteria were compact, dwarf growth habit and suitability for container production.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Bareleven' were conducted in the summer of 2000 at Genesis Plant Propagation Ltd., Langley, British Columbia. The trials consisted of 12 plants per variety, grown in 25 cm pots. They were planted April 15, 2000 and pinched May 15, 2000. The plants were grown in a cold frame until June 15, 2000 and then were placed outdoors. No spray application was applied.

Comparison tables for 'Bareleven' with reference variety 'Bright Eyes'

Plant height (cm)

  'Bareleven' 'Bright Eyes'
mean 35.0 50.0
range 29-41 39.5-60.5

Plant width (cm)

  'Bareleven' 'Bright Eyes'
mean 35.0 45.0
range 30-40 39-51

Leaf length (cm)

  'Bareleven' 'Bright Eyes'
mean 10.0 15.0
range 9.5-10.5 13-17

Leaf width (cm)

  'Bareleven' 'Bright Eyes'
mean 4.0 5.0
range 3.5-4.5 4.5-5.5

Flower cyme length (cm)

  'Bareleven' 'Bright Eyes'
mean 14.0 17.0
range 13.5-14.5 15-19

Colour of upper side of petal (RHS)

  'Bareleven' 'Bright Eyes'
apical zone 62A 62D
basal zone 67C 67B
marking 67C 67B

Colour of lower side of petal (RHS)

  'Bareleven' 'Bright Eyes'
apical zone 62C 62D
basal zone 62C 62D
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