PER306

Poinsettia

Denomination: 'PER306'
Trade name: Classic Marble
Botanical Name: Euphorbia pulcherrima
Applicant/Holder: Ecke Ranch BV
Postbus 26, 2678 ZG
De Lier
Netherlands
Breeder: Ruth Kobayashi, Paul Ecke Ranch, Inc., 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: 2007-07-13
Application Number: 07-5958
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-03-23
Certificate Number: 4048
Date rights surrendered: 2013-03-01

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'PER10603' (Enduring Marble)

Summary: 'PER306' has a wider plant width than 'PER10603'. 'PER306' has a few shallow leaf lobes while 'PER10603' has a medium number of medium depth lobes. 'PER306' has a lower number of bract coloured leaf blades than 'PER10603'. 'PER306' has weak twisting of the bracts while 'PER10603' has no twisting.

Description:

PLANT: many branches
STEM: medium green at middle third, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration at middle third, no anthocyanin on upper and lower parts

LEAF: ovate shape, rounded and truncate base, upper side with strong green colour, green main vein, few shallow lobes, absent or weak 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: few partly bract coloured leaf blades, few fully bract coloured leaf blades, absent or weak lobing, weak to medium curvature along main vein

BRACTS: many to very many large coloured bracts, many small coloured bracts, ovate shape, upper side yellow green (RHS 2D) with light red pink (darker than RHS 50D) secondary colour and shades of purple red (RHS 54C) near main vein, spotting absent or very weak on upper side, lower side yellow green (RHS 2D) with light blue pink (RHS 54D) secondary colour and purple red (RHS 54C) tertiary colour near main vein, inner bracts folded along main vein, weak twisting, weak to medium rugosity between veins
CYATHIUM GLANDS: medium size, yellow, no deformation.

Origin & Breeding History: 'PER306' was discovered at the Paul Ecke Ranch in Encinitas, California, USA in July 2005. The variety was selected for its vigorous growth habit, marble bract colour and dark green foliage.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'PER306' 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 July 30, 2009. Plants were spaced 30 cm apart from the pot centre. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on November 30, 2009. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'PER306' with reference variety 'PER10603'

Plant width (cm)

  'PER306' 'PER10603'
mean 60.0 51.8
std. deviation 3.86 1.99

Number of bract coloured leaf blades

  'PER306' 'PER10603'
mean 3.0 4.8
std. deviation 0.89 1.47

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Poinsettia: 'PER306' (left) with reference variety 'PER10603' (right)

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Poinsettia: 'PER306' (left) with reference variety 'PER10603' (right)

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PER306
Poinsettia: 'PER306' (left) with reference variety 'PER10603' (right)

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