Denomination: 'NPCW05102'
Trade name: Valentine
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: 06-5220
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-02-25
Certificate Number: 3803
Date rights surrendered: 2012-04-05

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Winred'

Summary: 'NPCW05102' has weak reddish colour in the stem while 'Winred' has medium to strong reddish stem colour. The veins on the lower side of the leaf are greenish for 'NPCW05102' while they are reddish for 'Winred'. 'NPCW05102' has weaker reddish colour on the lower side of the petiole than 'Winred'. 'NPCW05102' has a higher number of bicoloured bracts than 'Winred'. The distance between bracts is long for 'NPCW05102' while it is very long for 'Winred'. 'NPCW05102' has a narrower bract width than 'Winred' and differs slightly in bract colour.


PLANT: plant monstrosity absent, medium to many branches present, tall to very tall, narrow width

STEM: reddish, weak anthocyanin colouration

LEAF BLADE: short to medium length, medium width, broad triangular shape, cordate base, weak lobing, rounded sinus between lobes, no margin incisions
UPPER SIDE: greenish, strong to very strong intensity of green, veins greenish or reddish
LOWER SIDE: greenish, medium to strong intensity of green, greenish veins
PETIOLE: very short, medium reddish colour on upper side, weak reddish colour on lower side

BRACTS: medium number, long distance between bracts, red (RHS 45B) on upper side, margin similar in colour to main part, dark pink-red on lower side, no lobe development, bract folding, curving and twisting present, strong to very strong rugosity between veins, very short to short bract length, medium width, rounded or cordate base, broad ovate to circular shape

CYME: broad width, medium to large yellow glands, very weak to weak red colouration on margin of glands, early to medium time of opening.

Origin & Breeding History: 'NPCW05102' originated from a cross pollination made in Stuttgart, Germany, between the variety 'Winter Rose' and the proprietary seedling K95. Seedlings were selected in the summer of 2001 for criteria based on bract size, bract colour, bract shape, leaf quality and branching characteristics. The selected seedling was grafted in 2002 to promote branching and further evaluated for plant vigour and postharvest characteristics in Stuttgart, Germany.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'NPCW05102' is based on the UPOV Report of Technical Examination, application number 2006/0142, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the University of Aarhus in Aarslev, Denmark in 2007. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison table for 'NPCW05102' with reference variety 'Winred'

Colour of bract (RHS)

  'NPCW05102' 'Winred'
upper side 45B 45A - 46B
lower side 53C 53B

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Poinsettia: 'NPCW05102'

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