Kamp Burgundy


Denomination: 'Kamp Burgundy'
Trade name: Cortez Burgundy
Botanical Name: Euphorbia pulcherrima
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Katharina Zerr, Pelargonien Fischer, Simmern, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2001-05-02
Application Number: 01-2693
Grant of Rights Date: 2002-11-25
Certificate Number: 1320
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2020-11-25

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Cortez Dark Red'

Summary: 'Kamp Burgundy' produces larger plants with smaller bracts than 'Cortez Dark Red'. Colour of the bracts for 'Kamp Burgundy' is dark purple-red while it is dark red for those of 'Cortez Dark Red'.


'Kamp Burgundy' is a diploid poinsettia variety with moderate to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration of the stem. The broad ovate shaped leaves have a rounded to wedge-shaped base with no anthocyanin colouration on the upper and lower sides. The veins on the upper and lower sides of the leaf blades have weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration. Development of lobes on the leaf blades is weak to moderate and the shape of the sinus between the lobes is rounded. Incision of the margin of the leaf blades is absent. Intensity of anthocyanin colouration of the upper side of the petiole is strong to very strong whereas on the lower side it is weak to moderate.

'Kamp Burgundy' produces a few to moderate number of uniform coloured bracts which are dark purple-red in colour. Initiation of colour occurs mid to late in the season. Development of lobes on the bracts is weak and the shape of the sinus between the lobes is rounded. Incision of margin of the bracts is absent. There is no folding, curving or twisting of the bracts. The broad ovate shaped bracts have a rounded to wedge-shaped base and absent to weak intensity of rugosity between the veins. The glands of the cyathium are yellow to orange in colour and medium in size.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Kamp Burgundy' originated from a naturally occurring mutation in the variety 'Fiscor' It ws discovered in Hillscheid, Germany in December of 1998. Cuttings from the mutated plant were rooted, planted and examined in the fall of 1999. In winter and early spring of 2000 these plants developed vegetative shoots which were used for further propagation and for evaluation of rooting characteristics.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Kamp Burgundy' were conducted at Westcan Greenhouses Ltd., Langley, British Columbia in November/December of 2001. The trial consisted of a minimum of 12 plants of each variety grown in a greenhouse. The 15 cm pots were spaced approximately 38 cm (from center to center) apart. Unless otherwise indicated, measured characteristics were based on ten measurements.

Comparison tables for 'Kamp Burgundy' with reference variety 'Cortez Dark Red'

Plant height (cm)

  'Kamp Burgundy' 'Cortez Dark Red'
mean 34.1 31.3
std. deviation 1.37 1.25

Plant width (cm)

  'Kamp Burgundy' 'Cortez Dark Red'
mean 55.1 52.5
std. deviation 3.45 1.90

Colour of bract (RHS)

  'Kamp Burgundy' 'Cortez Dark Red'
upper side 53A to 53B 46A to 46B
lower side 53B 46B

Bract length (cm)

  'Kamp Burgundy' 'Cortez Dark Red'
mean 14.3 17.2
std. deviation 0.54 1.60

Bract width (cm)

  'Kamp Burgundy' 'Cortez Dark Red'
mean 9.0 10.3
std. deviation 0.58 1.18
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