Denomination: 'PER1139'
Trade name: Jubilee
Botanical Name: Euphorbia pulcherrima
Applicant/Holder: Dummen Group B.V.
P.O. Box 26
Coldenhovelaan 6, 2678 PS
De Lier
Breeder: Ruth Kobayashi, 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: 2009-07-02
Application Number: 09-6671
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-01-12
Certificate Number: 4252
Date rights surrendered: 2015-01-12

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Prestige Red'

Summary: The leaf blades of 'PER1139' have absent to medium number of lobes which are medium in depth when present while the leaf blades of 'Prestige Red' have absent to few lobes which are shallow when present. The largest bract of 'PER1139' is shorter than the largest bract of 'Prestige Red'. The upper side of the bract is red for 'PER1139' while it is dark purple red to red for 'Prestige Red'.


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

LEAF: ovate, truncate base, dark green on upper side, main vein green and red on upper side, none to medium number of lobes, lobes medium in depth when present, absent or weak curvature of main vein
PETIOLE: no green colour on upper side, 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 to many large coloured bracts, few small coloured bracts, largest bract ovate, one colour on upper side, red (RHS 45B) on upper side, absent or very weak spotting on upper side, lower side red (RHS 45C), no folding along main vein, no twisting, very weak to weak rugosity between veins
CYATHIUM GLANDS: small to medium, yellow, no deformation present.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'PER1139' was discovered at the Paul Ecke Ranch in Encinitas, California, USA in December 2002. The variety was selected for its large dark red bracts, upright branch habit and dark green foliage.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'PER1139' 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 18, 2010. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on December 2, 2010. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'PER1139' with reference variety 'Prestige Red'

Length of largest bract (cm)

  'PER1139' 'Prestige Red'
mean 13.8 15.0
std. deviation 0.86 0.80

Colour of bract (RHS)

  'PER1139' 'Prestige Red'
upper side 45B 46A-B
lower side 45C 46C (darker than)

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Poinsettia: 'PER1139' (left) with reference variety 'Prestige Red' (right)

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Poinsettia: 'PER1139' (left) with reference variety 'Prestige Red' (right)

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Poinsettia: 'PER1139' (left) with reference variety 'Prestige Red' (right)

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