|Trade name:||Dramatic Red|
|Botanical Name:||Euphorbia pulcherrima|
Guido von Tubeuf, Stuttgart, Germany
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2014-11-27|
|Date rights surrendered:||2016-11-27|
Variety used for comparison: 'Vesuvio'
Summary: The middle third of the stem of 'NPCW12198' has medium to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration while that of 'Vesuvio' has weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration. The intensity of anthocyanin colouration of the stems of 'NPCW12198' is medium to strong while that of 'Vesuvio' is absent or weak. The deepest sinus of the leaf blade of 'NPCW12198' is shallow while it is of medium depth for 'Vesuvio'. The largest bract of 'NPCW12198' is smaller than that of 'Vesuvio'. The lower side of the bract of 'NPCW12198' is dark pink red with lighter dark pink red tones while that of 'Vesuvio' is dark pink red to red with darker tones. The upper side of the small inner bracts of 'NPCW12198' is dark purple red while that of 'Vesuvio' is lighter dark purple red.
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 elsewhere
LEAF BLADE: ovate, rounded and truncate base, one colour on upper side, medium to strong intensity of green colour, green and red main vein on upper side, absent or few lobes, deepest sinus is shallow, absent or weak curvature of main vein
PETIOLE: absent or very weak intensity of green colour on upper side, strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration of upper side, medium to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration of lower side
TRANSITIONAL LEAVES: few to medium number of partly bract-coloured leaf blades, few to medium number of fully bract-coloured leaf blades, absent or weak lobing, absent or weak curvature along main vein of fully bract-coloured leaf blades
BRACT: few to medium number, ovate, one colour on upper side, upper side red (closest to RHS 46B), no spotting on upper side, lower side dark pink red (duller than RHS 53C) with lighter dark pink red (duller than RHS 51A) tones, medium degree of folding along the rib, no twisting, weak to medium rugosity between veins
SMALL INNER BRACTS: upper side dark purple red (closest to RHS 185A)
CYATHIUM GLAND: small to medium size, yellow, no deformation
Origin & Breeding History: 'NPCW12198' originated from a cross between the female parent variety 'Christmas Season' and an unknown male parent variety in November 2004 in Nairobi, Kenya. Seedlings from the cross were selected in Stuttgart, Germany in October 2005 based on foliage quality, bract colour, bract quality and plant vigour.
Tests & Trials: The trial for 'NPCW12198' was conducted in 2013 at Schenck's Greenhouses in St. Catharines, Ontario. The trial 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 27, 2013. Pots were spaced 30 cm apart from the pot centre. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on December 11, 2013. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'NPCW12198' with reference variety 'Vesuvio'
Largest bract length, including petiole (cm)
Largest bract width (cm)
Colour of largest bract (RHS)
|lower side||duller than 53C with duller than 51A tones||46D-C with darker tones|
Colour of small inner bracts (RHS)
|upper side||closest to 185A||closest to 46A|
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