|Previously Proposed Denomination:||'Fispoin 11442'|
|Trade name:||Red Dragon|
|Botanical Name:||Euphorbia pulcherrima|
Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Katharina Zerr, Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany
|Agent in Canada:||
Westcan Greenhouses Limited
2527 210'th Street
Langley, British Columbia
Variety used for comparison: 'Klew01065'
Summary: 'Fisdra' has a shorter plant height than 'Klew01065'. 'Fisdra' has greenish veins on the lower side of the leaf while 'Klew01065' has reddish veins. 'Fisdra' has low to medium development of leaf lobes while 'Klew01065' has no lobing. 'Fisdra' has a shorter distance between the bracts than 'Klew01065'. The base of the bract is rounded for 'Fisdra' while it is wedge-shaped for 'Klew01065'. The cyathia of 'Fisdra' open very early to early while the cyathia of 'Klew01065' open late to very late.
PLANT: many branches, tall, medium to broad
STEM: greenish, weak to medium anthocyanin colouration
LEAF: medium length and width, broad ovate, rounded base, medium greenish colour on upper side, weak greenish colour on lower side, reddish veins on upper side, greenish veins on lower side, low to medium lobe development, rounded shape of sinus between lobes, no margin incisions
PETIOLE: short to medium length, medium anthocyanin colouration on upper side, weak anthocyanin on lower side
BRACT: many to very many, medium number of bicoloured bracts, medium to long distance between bracts, red (RHS 46B) on upper side, dark pink red (RHS 53D) on lower side, lobing absent, no margin incisions, no folding, no curving, no twisting, very weak to weak rugosity between veins, long to very long, medium to broad, rounded base, elliptic
CYME: broad to very broad
CYATHIUM GLANDS: large to very large, yellow, no anthocyanin colouration on margin, very early to early time of opening.
Origin & Breeding History: 'Fisdra' originated from a hybridization made in Hillscheid, Germany in the summer of 2000. The seed parent was a proprietary seedling with red bract colour and medium green foliage. This seed parent was pollinated with a mixture of pollen and the seeds obtained were germinated in Feburary 2001. From the seedling plants, cuttings were taken and rooted in the late summer. In 2002 the most interesting lines were grafted on rootstocks of 'Maren' in order to improve branching ability. A trial cultivation using branched plants was conducted in the fall of 2003. The trial was repeated in 2004 and 'Fisdra' was selected from this trial for its brilliant and stable medium red bract colour and medium green foliage.
Tests & Trials: The detailed description is based on the UPOV (International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants) report of Technical Examination, Community Plant Variety Office reference number 2005/0200, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted in 2006 by the University of Aarhus, Department of Horticulture in Aarslev, Denmark.
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