Denomination: 'PER2804'
Trade name: Advent Red
Botanical Name: Euphorbia pulcherrima
Applicant/Holder: Dummen Group B.V.
P.O. Box 26
Coldenhovelaan 6, 2678 PS
De Lier
Breeder: Ruth Kobayashi, Carlsbad, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2006-06-30
Application Number: 06-5521
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-02-10
Certificate Number: 3443
Date rights surrendered: 2015-02-10

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Eckanezka' (Prestige Early Red) and '490' (Freedom Red)

Summary: Development of the lobes of the leaf blade is absent to very weak for 'PER2084' while it is weak to moderate for for both reference varieties. The margin of the leaf blade of 'PER2804' has weakly scalloped incisions whereas that of the reference varieties have no incisions. 'PER2084' has more transition bracts than 'Eckanezka'. Rugosity between the veins of the bracts is absent for 'PER2084' while it is absent to weak for both reference varieties. 'PER2804' has narrower bracts than '490'. The base of the largest bract is wedge shaped for 'PER2084' while it is round to truncate shaped for '490'. 'PER2804' has a broader cyathium and larger cyathium glands than both reference varieties.


STEM: weak to medium anthocyanin colouration

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

BRACT: uniform colour, 1 to 3 transition bracts, red on upper side, dark pink red on lower side, absent to weak development of lobes, round shaped sinus between lobes, absent or very weak incisions of margin, absent or very weak folding, absent or very weak curving, absent or very weak twisting, no rugosity between veins
LARGEST BRACT: ovate, wedge shaped base
CYATHIUM GLANDS: large, greenish yellow, very weak anthocyanin colouration at base only

Origin & Breeding History: 'PER2804' was discovered in December 2003 at the Paul Ecke Ranch in Encinitas, California, U.S.A. 'PER2804' was selected based on its vigorous growth habit, bright red bracts and earliness of flowering.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'PER2804' 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 'PER2804' with reference varieties 'Eckanezka' and '490'

Number of transition bracts

  'PER2804' 'Eckanezka' '490'
range 1-3 0-1 1-4

Bract width (cm)

  'PER2804' 'Eckanezka' '490'
mean 8.76 8.77 10.51
std. deviation 0.38 0.52 0.76

Colour of bract (RHS)

  'PER2804' 'Eckanezka' '490'
upper side closest to 45B 46A-B 46B
lower side 53C-D and 46D 46C-D 46D

Cyathium width (cm)

  'PER2804' 'Eckanezka' '490'
mean 2.41 1.52 1.74
std. deviation 0.23 0.10 0.20

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Poinsettia: 'PER2084' (left) with reference varieties 'Eckanezka' (centre) and '490' (right)

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Poinsettia: 'PER2084' (left) with reference varieties 'Eckanezka' (centre) and '490' (right)

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