Denomination: 'PER11406'
Trade name: Winter Blush
Botanical Name: Euphorbia pulcherrima
Applicant/Holder: Ecke Ranch BV
Postbus 26, 2678 ZG
De Lier
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: 07-5968
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-03-23
Certificate Number: 4047
Date rights surrendered: 2013-03-01

Variety Description

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

Summary: 'PER11406' has absent or few leaf lobes while 'PER10603' has a medium number of leaf lobes. The depth of the deepest leaf sinus is very shallow for 'PER11406' while it is medium in depth for 'PER10603'. The upper side of the bract is yellow green with purple red to light blue pink secondary colour for 'PER11406' while the bract of 'PER10603' is yellow green with light red pink secondary colour. The bract of 'PER11406' has medium rugosity between the veins while the bract of 'PER10603' has weak rugosity.


PLANT: few to medium number of branches
STEM: medium green at middle third, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration at middle third, weak to medium anthocyanin colouration on upper and lower parts

LEAF: ovate shape, rounded base, upper side with very strong green colour, green main vein, none or few very 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, no anthocyanin on lower side
TRANSITIONAL LEAVES: few partly bract coloured leaf blades, few fully bract coloured leaf blades, absent or weak lobing, absent or weak curvature along main vein

BRACTS: many large coloured bracts, medium number of small coloured bracts, ovate shape, upper side yellow green (RHS 1D) with purple red (RHS 54C) to light blue pink (RHS 54D) secondary colour and shades of dark pink red (RHS 51A-B), spotting absent or very weak on upper side, lower side yellow green (RHS 1D) with red pink (RHS 51D) secondary colour and purple red (RHS 54C) tertiary colour near main vein, no folding along main vein, no twisting, medium rugosity between veins
CYATHIUM GLANDS: medium size, yellow, no deformation.

Origin & Breeding History: 'PER11406' was discovered at the Paul Ecke Ranch in Encinitas, California, USA in December 2005. The variety was selected for its vigorous growth habit, marble bract colour and dark green foliage.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'PER11406' 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 'PER11406' with reference variety 'PER10603'

Colour of bract (RHS)

  'PER11406' 'PER10603'
upper side - main 1D 2D (more yellow than)
upper side - secondary 54C-D, shades of 51A-B 50D, shades of 54C
lower side - main 1D 2D (more yellow than)
lower side - secondary 51D 54D
lower side - tertiary 54C 50C

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Poinsettia: 'PER11406' (left) with reference variety 'PER10603' (right)

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Poinsettia: 'PER11406' (left) with reference variety 'PER10603' (right)

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Poinsettia: 'PER11406' (left) with reference variety 'PER10603' (right)

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