|Trade name:||Candlelight White|
|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:||2015-11-03|
Variety used for comparison: 'Wintersun'
Summary: The shape of the leaf and largest bract of 'NPCW12202' is ovate while it is rhombic for 'Wintersun'. The leaf blade of 'NPCW12202' has no lobes while that of 'Wintersun' has few to medium number of lobes. The depth of the deepest sinus of the leaf blade is deep for 'Wintersun' whereas the leaf blade of 'NPCW12202' has no sinus. The largest bract of 'NPCW12202' is smaller than that of 'Wintersun'. The bract of 'NPCW12202' has absent or weak lobing, folding along the main vein and medium rugosity between the veins while that of 'Wintersun' has a medium degree of lobing, no folding along the main vein and absent or very weak rugosity between the veins.
PLANT: branching present
STEM: medium intensity of green colour on middle third, absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration of middle third, absent or weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration elsewhere
LEAF BLADE: ovate, broadly wedge-shaped to truncate base, one colour on upper side, medium to strong intensity of green colour, green main vein on upper side, absent or few lobes, absent or weak curvature of main vein
PETIOLE: medium intensity of green colour on upper side, no anthocyanin colouration of upper and lower sides
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, ovate, absent or weak lobing, one colour on upper side, upper side is yellow green (darker and more yellow than RHS 2D), absent or very weak spotting on upper side, lower side is yellow green (RHS 2D), folding along the main vein, no twisting, medium rugosity between veins
CYATHIUM GLAND: medium size, no deformation
Origin & Breeding History: 'NPCW12202' originated from a cross conducted in November 2006 in Nairobi, Kenya between 'Christmas Season' as the female parent and the variety designated 'P212' as the male parent. Seedlings from the cross were selected in Stuttgart, Germany in October 2007 based on foliage quality, bract colour, bract quality and plant vigour. Further evaluations were conducted in greenhouse trials from August 2008 to December 2011. 'NPCW12202' was selected for commercialization in December 2010.
Tests & Trials: The trial for 'NPCW12202' was conducted in 2013 at Colonial 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 'NPCW12202' with reference variety 'Wintersun'
Largest bract length, including petiole (cm)
Largest bract width (cm)
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