|Trade name:||Freedom Early White|
|Botanical Name:||Euphorbia pulcherrima|
Dummen Group B.V.
P.O. Box 26
Coldenhovelaan 6, 2678 PS
Ruth Kobayashi, Paul Ecke Ranch, Inc., Carlsbad, United States of America
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2011-03-23|
|Date rights surrendered:||2015-03-06|
Variety used for comparison: 'Peterstar White'
Summary: 'PER10606' has light yellow bract colour while 'Peterstar White' has yellow green bract colour. The bract of 'PER10606' has medium rugosity between the veins while 'Peterstar White' has absent or weak rugosity.
PLANT: medium number of branches
STEM: weak to medium green at middle third, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration at middle third, absent or weak anthocyanin on upper and lower parts
LEAF: ovate shape, wedge-shaped to rounded base, upper side with strong to very strong green colour, green main vein, none or 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, medium curvature along main vein, many large coloured bracts
BRACTS: medium number of small coloured bracts, ovate shape, upper side light yellow (RHS 5D), spotting absent or very weak on upper side, lower side light yellow (RHS 5D), no folding along main vein, no twisting, medium rugosity between veins
CYATHIUM GLANDS: medium size, yellow, no deformation.
Origin & Breeding History: 'PER10606' was discovered at the Paul Ecke Ranch in Encinitas, California, USA in August 2004. The variety was selected for its very early bloom date, moderately vigorous growth habit, creamy white bract colour and dark green foliage.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'PER10606' 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 table for 'PER10606' with reference variety 'Peterstar White'
Colour of bract (RHS)
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