|Trade name:||Christmas Feelings Select|
|Botanical Name:||Euphorbia pulcherrima|
Nils Klemm, Stuttgart, Germany
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
Variety used for comparison: 'NPCW02044' (Christmas Feelings Red)
Summary: The largest bracts of 'NPCW08122' are shorter and narrower than the bracts of 'NPCW02044'. The lower side of the bract of 'NPCW08122' is red while the lower side of the bract of 'NPCW02044' is dark pink red.
PLANT: branching present
STEM: medium green at middle third, weak to medium anthocyanin colouration at middle third, medium to strong anthocyanin on upper third
LEAF: ovate, wedge-shaped base, dark green on upper side, main vein green and red on upper side, none or few lobes, absent or weak curvature of main vein
PETIOLE: absent or very weak intensity of green colour on upper side, strong to very strong anthocyanin colouration on upper side, medium to strong anthocyanin on lower side
TRANSITIONAL LEAVES: very few partly bract coloured leaves, few fully bract coloured leaves, weak lobing, absent or weak curvature along main vein
BRACT: medium number of large coloured bracts, few to medium number of small coloured bracts, largest bract ovate, one colour on upper side, red (RHS 46B) on upper side, absent or very weak spotting on upper side, lower side red (RHS 47B), weak folding along main vein, no twisting, medium rugosity between veins
CYATHIUM: no deformation of glands, response time 8 weeks.
Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'NPCW08122' originated from a mutation induced by irradiation of the poinsettia variety 'Christmas Feelings'. The irradiation was conducted in Stuttgart, Germany in February 2004. The new variety was discovered and selected in November 2004, based on its red bract colour.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'NPCW08122' 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 10, 2010. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on December 1, 2010. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'NPCW08122' with reference variety 'NPCW02044'
Length of largest bract (cm)
Width of largest bract (cm)
Colour of bract (RHS)
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