PER1270

Poinsettia

Denomination: 'PER1270'
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: 2011-07-27
Application Number: 11-7343
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-11-27
Certificate Number: 4966
Date rights surrendered: 2016-10-18

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Peterstar Red' and 'Prestige Red'

Summary: The leaf blade and petiole of 'PER1270' are shorter than those of 'Prestige Red'. The leaf blade of 'PER1270' has strong intensity of green colouration whereas that of 'Peterstar Red' has medium intensity of green colouration. The upper side of the petiole of 'PER1270' has very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration while that of 'Peterstar Red' has medium to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration. The bract of 'PER1270' has no folding along the main vein and absent or very weak rugosity between the veins while that of 'Peterstar Red' has folding along the main vein and medium to strong rugosity between the veins. 'PER1270' has a narrower cyme than 'Prestige Red'.

Description:

PLANT: branching present
STEM: medium intensity of green colour on middle third, medium to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration of middle third, medium to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration of the upper third

LEAF BLADE: ovate, wedge-shaped to rounded base, one colour on upper side, strong intensity of green colour on upper side, green and red main vein on upper side, absent or few lobes, shallow to medium depth of deepest sinus, absent or weak curvature of main vein
PETIOLE: absent or very weak intensity of green colour on upper side, very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration on upper side, strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration of 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 of fully bract-coloured leaf blades

BRACT: medium number, ovate, weak lobing, one colour on upper side, upper side is red (RHS 45B) with slightly lighter red (RHS 46C) tones, no spotting on upper side, lower side is lighter red (RHS 47B), no folding along main vein, no twisting, absent or very weak rugosity between veins
CYATHIUM GLAND: medium size, yellow, no deformation

Origin & Breeding History: 'PER1270' was discovered and developed at Paul Ecke Ranch, Encinitas, California in December 2005. The new variety was selected based on its dark red bract colour, dark green foliage and upright branching habit.

Tests & Trials: The trial for 'PER1270' was conducted in 2013 at Schenck's Greenhouses in St. Catharines, Ontario. The trial included 25 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on July 25, 2013. Pots were spaced 30 cm apart from the pot centre. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on November 26, 2013. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'PER1270' with reference varieties 'Peterstar Red' and 'Prestige Red'

Leaf length, including petiole (cm)

  'PER1270' 'Peterstar Red' 'Prestige Red'
mean 16.5 18.9 21.4
std. deviation 0.99 2.27 1.29

Petiole length (cm)

  'PER1270' 'Peterstar Red' 'Prestige Red'
mean 5.1 5.6 8.2
std. deviation 0.44 1.42 0.65

Cyme width (cm)

  'PER1270' 'Peterstar Red' 'Prestige Red'
mean 2.3 2.9 1.9
std. deviation 0.25 0.24 0.21

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Poinsettia: 'PER1270' (left) with reference varieties 'Peterstar Red' (centre) and 'Prestige Red' (right)

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Poinsettia: 'PER1270' (left) with reference varieties 'Peterstar Red' (centre) and 'Prestige Red' (right)

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Poinsettia: 'PER1270' (left) with reference varieties 'Peterstar Red' (centre) and 'Prestige Red' (right)

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