Denomination: 'PER1230'
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: 2010-12-15
Application Number: 10-7114
Date Withdrawn: 2014-05-23

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Freedom Red'

Summary: The stems of 'PER1230' have weak anthocyanin colouration on the upper third whereas those of 'Freedom Red' have medium anthocyanin colouration. There are medium to many fully bract coloured leaf blades on 'PER1230' and few on 'Freedom Red'. The largest bract on 'PER1230' is elliptic and smaller than that on 'Freedom Red' which is ovate. The lower side of the bracts of 'PER1230' are red whereas those of 'Freedom Red' are dark pink red. The cyathiums of 'PER1230' have medium sized glands whereas those of 'Freedom Red' have small glands.


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

LEAF: ovate, wedge-shaped to rounded base, one colour on upper side, strong intensity of green colour, green and red main vein on upper side, medium number of lobes, deepest sinus is deep, absent or weak curvature of main vein
PETIOLE: weak intensity of green colour on upper side, strong anthocyanin colouration on upper side, medium to strong anthocyanin colouration on lower side
TRANSITIONAL LEAVES: few partly bract-coloured leaf blades, medium to many fully bract-coloured leaf blades, strong lobing, absent or weak curvature along main vein of fully bract-coloured leaf blade

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

Origin & Breeding History: 'PER1230' originated at Paul Ecke Ranch in Encinitas, California where it was selected in December 2005. The new variety was selected for its large scarlet red bract, mid-season flowering and dark green foliage.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'PER1230' 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 'PER1230' with reference variety 'Freedom Red'

Largest bract length (cm)

  'PER1230' 'Freedom Red'
mean 12.1 16.6
std. deviation 1.75 1.24

Largest bract width (cm)

  'PER1230' 'Freedom Red'
mean 5.2 9.6
std. deviation 0.94 0.82

Colour of bract (RHS)

  'PER1230' 'Freedom Red'
lower side 50A 51A

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Poinsettia: 'PER1230' (left) with reference variety 'Freedom Red' (right)

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Poinsettia: 'PER1230' (left) with reference variety 'Freedom Red' (right)

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Poinsettia: 'PER1230' (left) with reference variety 'Freedom Red' (right)

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