Denomination: 'PER1232'
Trade name: Solstice Red
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: 09-6672
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-01-12
Certificate Number: 4253
Date rights surrendered: 2015-01-12

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Prestige Red'

Summary: The stem of 'PER1232' has absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on the middle third and absent or weak anthocyanin on the upper third while the stem of 'Prestige Red' has medium anthocyanin on the stem. The leaf blade of 'PER1232' is narrower than the leaf blade of 'Prestige Red'. The lower side of the bract is dark pink red for 'PER1232' while it is dark red for 'Prestige Red'. The bracts of 'PER1232' have medium rugosity between the veins while the bracts of 'Prestige Red' have weak rugosity.


PLANT: branching present
STEM: medium green at middle third, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration at middle third, absent or weak anthocyanin on upper third

LEAF: ovate, truncate 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 to very weak intensity of 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, very few fully bract coloured leaves, no lobing, no 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, dark purple red to red (RHS 46A-B) on upper side, absent or very weak spotting on upper side, lower side dark pink red (RHS 53C-D), weak folding along main vein, no twisting, medium rugosity between veins
CYATHIUM GLANDS: very small, yellow, no deformation present.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'PER1232' was discovered at the Paul Ecke Ranch in Encinitas, California, USA in December 2005. The variety was selected for its large dark red bracts, moderately vigorous habit and dark green foliage.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'PER1232' 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 'PER1232' with reference variety 'Prestige Red'

Leaf width (cm)

  'PER1232' 'Prestige Red'
mean 7.2 8.3
std. deviation 0.33 0.80

Colour of bract (RHS)

  'PER1232' 'Prestige Red'
lower side 53C-D 46C (darker than)

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Poinsettia: 'PER1232' (left) with reference variety 'Prestige Red' (right)

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Poinsettia: 'PER1232' (left) with reference variety 'Prestige Red' (right)

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Poinsettia: 'PER1232' (left) with reference variety 'Prestige Red' (right)

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