|Trade name:||Peppermint Twist|
|Botanical Name:||Euphorbia pulcherrima|
Paul Ecke Ranch, Inc.
P.O. Box 230488
United States of America
Ruth Kobayashi, Carlsbad, United States of America
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
Variety used for comparison: 'Windark' (Winter Rose Dark Red)
Summary: 'PER1124' has a larger plant width than 'Windark'. 'PER1124' has absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration at the middle third of the stem while 'Windark' has weak to medium anthocyanin. 'PER1124' has a longer leaf length than 'Windark'. 'PER1124' has absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on the petiole while 'Windark' has strong anthocyanin. 'PER1124' has a wider bract than 'Windark'. The bracts of 'PER1124' are red pink with undertones of orange pink on the upper and lower side while the bracts of 'Windark' are red on the upper and lower side.
PLANT: branching present
STEM: weak green colour on middle third, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on middle third, absent or weak anthocyanin colouration on upper third
LEAF: ovate, cordate base, one colour on upper side, strong green colour on upper side, green main vein on upper side, absent or very weak development of lobes, very shallow depth of sinus, medium to strong curvature of main vein
PETIOLE: weak green colour on upper side, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on upper side, absent or weak anthocyanin on lower side
TRANSITIONAL LEAVES: absent or weak lobing, strong curvature along main vein
BRACT: ovate to circular, upper side red pink with undertones of orange pink, very weak spotting on upper side, spots very small and red (RHS 45C), lower side red pink with orange pink undertones and red pink (RHS 47B) spots, strong folding along main vein, medium twisting, strong rugosity between veins
CYATHIUM: small green yellow glands, late opening of cyathia
Origin & Breeding History: 'PER1124' was discovered at the Paul Ecke Ranch in Encinitas, California, USA in December 2002. The variety was selected for its bract colour, reflexed bract, dark green foliage and early bloom date.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'PER1124' were conducted in a greenhouse in St. Catharines, Ontario. The trial included a total of 25 plants each of the candidate variety and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on August 29, 2008. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on December 2, 2008. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'PER1124' with reference variety 'Windark'
Plant width (cm)
Leaf length (cm)
Bract width (cm)
Colour of bract (RHS)
|upper side||47D, undertones of 37B||45B|
|lower side||48B-C, undertones of 37B||46D|
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