Denomination: 'PER1180'
Trade name: Orange Spice
Botanical Name: Euphorbia pulcherrima
Applicant/Holder: Paul Ecke Ranch, Inc.
P.O. Box 230488
Encinitas, California
United States of America
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
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2007-07-13
Application Number: 07-5962
Date Withdrawn: 2010-07-15

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fiscor Electric' (Cortez Electric Fire)

Summary: 'PER1180' has shorter and narrower plants than 'Fiscor Electric'. 'PER1180' has a smaller bract with stronger rugosity between the veins than 'Fiscor Electric'. 'PER1180' has a narrower cyme than 'Fiscor Electric'.


PLANT: branching present
STEM: medium green colour on middle third, medium anthocyanin colouration on middle and upper third

LEAF: ovate, wedge shaped to rounded base, one colour on upper side, strong green colour on upper side, green main vein on upper side with red at base, absent or very weak development of lobes, shallow to medium depth of sinus, absent or weak curvature of main vein
PETIOLE: weak green colour on upper side, medium to strong anthocyanin colouration on upper side, medium anthocyanin on lower side
TRANSITIONAL LEAVES: absent or weak lobing, absent or weak curvature along main vein

BRACT: ovate, red (RHS 43A) on upper and lower side, mostly absent folding along main vein, no twisting, weak to medium rugosity between veins

CYATHIUM: very small yellow glands

Origin & Breeding History: 'PER1180' was discovered at the Paul Ecke Ranch in Encinitas, California, USA in December 2003. The variety was selected for its bract colour and dark green foliage.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'PER1180' 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 'PER1180' with reference variety 'Fiscor Electric'

Plant height (cm)

  'PER1180' 'Fiscor Electric'
mean 27.3 31.5
std. deviation 1.70 3.17

Plant width (cm)

  'PER1180' 'Fiscor Electric'
mean 45.7 56.4
std. deviation 4.57 3.03

Bract length (cm)

  'PER1180' 'Fiscor Electric'
mean 13.6 18.8
std. deviation 1.12 1.46

Bract width (cm)

  'PER1180' 'Fiscor Electric'
mean 7.2 11.2
std. deviation 1.10 1.23

Cyme width (cm)

  'PER1180' 'Fiscor Electric'
mean 1.44 2.24
std. deviation 0.16 0.23

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Poinsettia: 'PER1180' (left) with reference variety 'Fiscor Electric' (right)

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Poinsettia: 'PER1180' (left) with reference variety 'Fiscor Electric' (right)

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