PER1120

Poinsettia

Denomination: 'PER1120'
Trade name: Polly's Pink
Botanical Name: Euphorbia pulcherrima
Applicant/Holder: Dummen Group B.V.
P.O. Box 26
Coldenhovelaan 6, 2678 PS
De Lier
Netherlands
Breeder: Ruth Kobayashi, Carlsbad, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2006-06-19
Application Number: 06-5511
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-02-10
Certificate Number: 3442
Date rights surrendered: 2015-02-10

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Ice Punch' and '490 Pink' (Freedom Pink)

Summary: 'PER1120' has a longer leaf blade than 'Ice Punch'. The bracts of 'PER1120' are one coloured; dark pink red with red veins, whereas those of 'Ice Punch' are bicoloured; red with red pink and dark pink red along the mid-rib. 'PER1120' has stronger folding and twisting of the bracts than both reference varieties. Rugosity between the veins of the bract is weak to moderate for 'PER1120' while it is absent for 'Ice Punch' and moderate to strong for '490 Pink'. 'PER1120' has smaller bracts than '490 Pink' and narrower bracts than both reference varieties.

Description:

STEM: weak anthocyanin colouration

LEAF BLADE: ovate, wedge to round shaped base, no anthocyanin colouration of upper and lower sides, weak anthocyanin colouration of base of mid-rib on upper side, absent to weak anthocyanin colouration of veins on lower side, weak to moderate development of lobes, angle of sinus between lobes is acute, shape of sinus between lobes is rounded, no incisions of margin
PETIOLE: strong anthocyanin colouration of upper side, medium anthocyanin colouration of lower side

BRACT: uniform colour, 0 to 3 transition bracts, dark pink red with red veins on upper side, red pink on lower side, weak to moderate development of lobes, shape of sinus between lobes is round, no incisions of margin, moderate to strong folding, absent or very weak curving, moderate to strong twisting, weak to medium intensity of rugosity between veins
LARGEST BRACT: ovate, round shaped base
CYATHIUM GLANDS: small, green, no anthocyanin colouration

Origin & Breeding History: 'PER1120' originated from a planned cross conducted in December 2002 at the Paul Ecke Ranch in Encinitas, California, U.S.A. 'PER1120' was selected based on its vigorous growth habit, hot pink bracts and dark green foliage.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'PER1120' were conducted during the fall of 2007 at Schenk Farms & Greenhouse Co. Ltd. in St. Catherines, Ontario. There were 25 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings transplanted into 15 cm pots on August 16, 2007. The pots were spaced 30 cm apart, pot centre to centre. Measured characteristics were based on measurements taken from 10 plants or parts of plants on December 3, 2007. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'PER1120' with reference varieties 'Ice Punch' and '490 Pink'

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'PER1120' 'Ice Punch' '490 Pink'
mean 14.35 11.1 12.94
std. deviation 0.94 0.82 1.16

Colour of upper side of bract (RHS)

  'PER1120' 'Ice Punch' '490 Pink'
main colour 51A with 46C veins 46C 51A-B with 53C veins
secondary colour N/A 52B & 51A along mid-rib N/A

Largest bract length (cm)

  'PER1120' 'Ice Punch' '490 Pink'
mean 10.26 10.15 13.16
std deviation 0.92 0.57 1.03

Largest bract width (cm)

  'PER1120' 'Ice Punch' '490 Pink'
mean 6.08 8.48 9.75
std. deviation 0.72 1.16 0.63

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Poinsettia: 'PER1120' (left) with reference varieties 'Ice Punch' (centre) and '490 Pink' (right)

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Poinsettia: 'PER1120' (left) with reference varieties 'Ice Punch' (centre) and '490 Pink' (right)

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