PER1188

Poinsettia

Denomination: 'PER1188'
Trade name: Premier Red
Botanical Name: Euphorbia pulcherrima
Applicant/Holder: Dummen Group B.V.
P.O. Box 26
Coldenhovelaan 6, 2678 PS
De Lier
Netherlands
Breeder: Ruth Kobayashi, Carlsbad, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2010-12-15
Application Number: 10-7113
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-05-23
Certificate Number: 4810
Date rights surrendered: 2015-04-10

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'PER2804' (Advent Red)

Summary: The middle third of the stems of 'PER1188' have weak intensity of green colouration whereas those of 'PER2804' have medium intensity of green colouration. The middle and upper third of the stems of 'PER1188' have weak anthocyanin colouration whereas those of 'PER2804' have medium anthocyanin colouration. The petioles of 'PER1188' are shorter than those of 'PER2804'. The lower side of the bracts of 'PER1188' are red whereas those of 'PER2804' are dark pink red. The bracts of 'PER1188' have weak rugosity between the veins whereas those of 'PER804' have absent or very weak rugosity. The cyathiums of 'PER1188' have medium sized glands whereas those of 'PER2804' have large glands.

Description:

PLANT: branching present
STEM: weak intensity of green colour on middle third, weak anthocyanin colouration on middle and upper third

LEAF: ovate, rounded to truncate base, one colour on upper side, medium to strong intensity of green colour, green and red main vein on upper side, none or few lobes, deepest sinus ranges from absent to shallow, absent or weak curvature of main vein
PETIOLE: weak intensity of green colour on upper side, medium to strong anthocyanin colouration on upper side, medium anthocyanin colouration on lower side
TRANSITIONAL LEAVES: very few partly bract-coloured leaf blades, very few fully bract-coloured leaf blades, weak lobing, absent or weak curvature along main vein of fully bract-coloured leaf blade

BRACT: many, ovate largest bract, one colour on upper side, upper side red (RHS 45B), no marbling on upper side, no spotting on upper side, lower side red (RHS 50A), no folding along the main vein, no twisting, weak rugosity between veins
CYME: early opening of the cyathia
CYATHIUM GLAND: medium size, yellow, no deformation

Origin & Breeding History: 'PER1188' originated at Paul Ecke Ranch in Encinitas, California where it was selected in December 2004. The new variety was selected for its large bright red bracts, compact growth habit and dark green foliage.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'PER1188' were conducted in a greenhouse in St. Catharines, Ontario. Trials included 25 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on July 24, 2012. Pots were spaced 27 cm apart, from the pot centre. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on November 21, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'PER1188' with reference variety 'PER2804'

Petiole length (cm)

  'PER1188' 'PER2804'
mean 4.9 6.5
std. deviation 0.61 0.39

Bract colour (RHS)

  'PER1188' 'PER2804'
lower side 50A 46D with tones of 51A

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Poinsettia: 'PER1188' (left) with reference variety 'PER2804' (right)

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Poinsettia: 'PER1188' (left) with reference variety 'PER2804' (right)

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Poinsettia: 'PER1188' (left) with reference variety 'PER2804' (right)

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