Denomination: 'Oglpnt14001'
Trade name: Polar Bear
Botanical Name: Euphorbia pulcherrima
Applicant/Holder: Dummen Group B.V.
P.O. Box 26
Coldenhovelaan 6, 2678 PS
De Lier
Breeder: Lyndon Drewlow, Lompoc, 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: 2008-08-18
Application Number: 08-6429
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-03-23
Certificate Number: 4045
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2029-03-23

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: '490 White' (Freedom White)

Summary: 'Oglpnt14001' has many branches while '490 White' has a medium number of branches. 'Oglpnt14001' has strong green colour on the leaf blade while '490 White' has medium green colour. 'Oglpnt14001' has a few to medium number of leaf lobes while '490 White' has no leaf lobes. 'Oglpnt14001' has a lower number of small bracts than '490 White'. 'Oglpnt14001' has a shorter bract length than '490 White'. 'Oglpnt14001' has no rugosity between the veins on the bracts while '490 White' has weak rugosity.


PLANT: many branches
STEM: weak green colour at middle third, absent or weak anthocyanin colouration

LEAF: ovate and elliptic shape, wedge-shaped base, upper side with strong green colour, green main vein, few to medium number of shallow to medium depth 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, absent or weak curvature along main vein

BRACTS: few to medium large coloured bracts, few small coloured bracts, elliptic to ovate shape, upper side yellow green (RHS 2D), spotting absent or very weak on upper side, lower side yellow green (RHS 2D), no folding along main vein, no twisting, no rugosity between veins
CYATHIUM GLANDS: medium size, yellow, no deformation.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Oglpnt14001' originated from a cross conducted at Lompoc, California, USA in December 1999. The variety was selected in December 2000 for its light yellowish white bract colour, dark green foliage and mid-season bloom date.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Oglpnt14001' 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 'Oglpnt14001' with reference variety '490 White'

Number of small coloured bracts

  'Oglpnt14001' '490 White'
mean 3.0 5.17
std. deviation 1.10 0.41

Bract length (cm)

  'Oglpnt14001' '490 White'
mean 13.8 16.8
std. deviation 0.62 1.30

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Poinsettia: 'Oglpnt14001' (left) with reference variety '490 White' (right)

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Poinsettia: 'Oglpnt14001' (left) with reference variety '490 White' (right)

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Poinsettia: 'Oglpnt14001' (left) with reference variety '490 White' (right)

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