Denomination: 'NPCW02044'
Trade name: Christmas Feelings
Botanical Name: Euphorbia pulcherrima
Applicant/Holder: Klemm, Nils
Hanfäcker 10
Breeder: Nils Klemm, Klemm & Sohn GmbH & Co. KG, Stuttgart, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2002-11-21
Application Number: 02-3360
Grant of Rights Date: 2005-02-09
Certificate Number: 2091
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2023-02-09

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fiscor' (Cortez Red)

Summary: 'NPCW02044' is a mid-season poinsettia variety which produces fewer uniform coloured bright red bracts than 'Fiscor'. There is less lobe development and the bracts are smaller in plants of 'NPCW02044' than 'Fiscor'. The cyathia of 'NPCW02044' have very weak anthocyanin colouration at the margins, whereas the cyathia of 'Fiscor' have strong anthocyanin located at the base only.


'NPCW02044' is a poinsettia variety which produces plants that have very weak to weak anthocyanin colouration on the stem. The leaves are broad ovate in shape and have a wedge-shaped base with no anthocyanin colouration on the upper and lower sides. There is very weak to weak anthocyanin colouration located on the upper side of the leaf blade, and weak to medium anthocyanin on the veins of the lower side. There is no lobe development on the leaf blades and no incisions of the margins. The petiole has very strong anthocyanin colouration on the upper side and medium anthocyanin on the lower side.

The bracts of 'NPCW02044' are bright red and develop their colour mid-season. There is very weak lobe development and no incisions of the margin. The variety has very weak folding of the bracts and no curving or twisting. Rugosity between the veins is very weak to weak. 'NPCW02044' has ovate shaped bracts with a rounded to wedge-shaped base. The angle between the largest bract and the petiole is obtuse. The glands of the cyathium are greenish yellow and small in size, with very weak anthocyanin colouration at the margins.

Origin & Breeding History: 'NPCW02044' was developed in Stuttgart, Germany from a controlled cross made in 1997. The parent varieties were S219 and R82. Seedlings were selected in 1998 based on flowering response time, bract colour, cyathia appearance and leaf quality.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'NPCW02044' were conducted in a greenhouse during the summer/fall of 2003 in St. Catharines, Ontario. The trial consisted of 15 plants of each variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings, transplanted into 15cm pots on August 12 (week 33). The pots were spaced 30cm apart, from the pot centre. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on December 3, 2003. All colour determinations were made using the RHS Colour Chart 2001.

Comparison tables for 'NPCW02044' with reference variety 'Fiscor'

Plant height (cm)

  'NPCW02044' 'Fiscor'
mean 19.3 19.1
std. deviation 1.15 1.44

Number of uniform coloured bracts (including centre bracts)

  'NPCW02044' 'Fiscor'
mean 10.6 14.4
std. deviation 0.96 1.50

Length of largest bract (cm)

  'NPCW02044' 'Fiscor'
mean 15.37 17.87
std. deviation 1.16 0.57

Width of largest bract (cm)

  'NPCW02044' 'Fiscor'
mean 9.53 10.38
std. deviation 0.52 0.53

Colour of bract (RHS)

  'NPCW02044' 'Fiscor'
upper side 45B 45B
lower side 47B - 53C 47B - 53C
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