Denomination: 'NPCW04107'
Trade name: Christmas Carol
Botanical Name: Euphorbia pulcherrima
Applicant/Holder: Klemm, Nils
Hanfäcker 10
Breeder: Nils Klemm, Stuttgart, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2006-02-07
Application Number: 06-5219
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-05-25
Certificate Number: 3506
Date rights surrendered: 2016-05-25

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Red Fox 2554'

Summary: The stems of 'NPCW04107' are green while those of 'Red Fox 2554' are reddish. 'NPCW04107' has a greater number of lobes per leaf than 'Red Fox 2554'. 'NPCW04107' has a greater number of uniform and bicoloured bracts than 'Red Fox 2554'. The upper side of the bract of 'NPCW04107' is red while it is dark purple red to red for 'Red Fox 2554'. The lower side of the bract of 'NPCW04107' is red to dark pink red while it is red to dark purple red for 'Red Fox 2554'.


PLANT: no monstrosity, very many branches, medium to tall, broad
STEM: strong intensity of green colouration

LEAF: medium to long, medium width, broad ovate, rounded or wedge-shaped base, strong intensity of green colouration on upper side, medium intensity of green colouration on lower side, reddish veins on upper and lower sides, few to moderate number of lobes, rounded sinus between lobes, no margin incisions
PETIOLE: short to medium length, strong intensity of red colouration on upper side, medium intensity of red colouration on lower side

BRACT: moderate number of bicoloured bracts, many uniform coloured bracts, medium to large distance between bracts, red on upper side, margin and main part are similar in colour on upper side, red to dark pink red on lower side, no lobes, no margin incisions, no folding, no curving, no twisting, no rugosity between veins
LARGEST BRACT: medium length (including petiole), narrow to medium width, rounded to wedge-shaped base, elliptic

CYME: medium width
CYATHIUM: large orange glands, medium intensity of red colouration of margin of glands, early time of opening of first three cyathia

Origin & Breeding History: 'NPCW04107' was developed in Stuttgart, Germany. It originated from a cross pollination made in December 1999 between two proprietary seedlings, 'L52' x 'K12'. Seedlings resulting from this cross were selected in the summer of 2001 in Stuttgart based on bract size, bract colour, bract shape, leaf quality and branching characteristics. 'NPCW04107' was selected and grafted in 2002 to promote branching. It was subjected to greenhouse trials in Stuttgart, Germany to further evaluate plant vigor and post harvest characteristics.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'NPCW04107' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, CPVO reference number 2005/0145, grant number 20870. The trials were conducted by the Department of Horticulture, University of Aarslev, Aarslev, Denmark in 2006. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison table for 'NPCW04107' with reference variety 'Red Fox 2554'

Bract colour (RHS)

  'NPCW04107' 'Red Fox 2554'
upper side 45B 46A/B
lower side 45B/53C 46B/53B

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Poinsettia: 'NPCW04107'

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