PER2711

Poinsettia

Denomination: 'PER2711'
Trade name: Jubilee White
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: 2012-10-18
Application Number: 12-7766
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-11-27
Certificate Number: 4968
Date rights surrendered: 2016-10-18

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'PER5506' (Classic White)

Summary: The middle third of the stem of 'PER2711' has weak to medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration while that of 'PER5506' has absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration. 'PER2711' has a longer petiole than 'PER5506'. The lower side of the bract of 'PER2711' is light yellow while that of 'PER5506' is darker yellow.

Description:

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

LEAF BLADE: ovate, truncate to weakly cordate base, one colour on upper side, strong intensity of green colouration on upper side, green main vein on upper side, absent or few lobes, absent or very weak curvature of main vein
PETIOLE: weak intensity of green colour on upper side, absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on upper side, absent or weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on lower side
TRANSITIONAL LEAVES: few 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: medium number, ovate, one colour on upper side, upper side light yellow (RHS 5D), lower side is light yellow (lighter than RHS 5D), folding along main vein, no twisting, medium rugosity between veins
CYATHIUM GLAND: medium size, yellow, no deformation

Origin & Breeding History: 'PER2711' was discovered and developed at Paul Ecke Ranch in Encinitas, California in December 2010. The new variety was selected based on its creamy white bract colour, dark green foliage and moderately vigorous upright branching habit.

Tests & Trials: The trial for 'PER2711' 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 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 'PER2711' with reference variety 'PER5506'

Petiole length (cm)

  'PER2711' 'PER5506'
mean 6.4 4.8
std. deviation 0.55 0.85

Bract colour (RHS)

  'PER2711' 'PER5506'
lower side lighter than 5D darker than 11C and 9D

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Poinsettia: 'PER2711' (left) with reference variety 'PER5506' (right)

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Poinsettia: 'PER2711' (left) with reference variety 'PER5506' (right)

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Poinsettia: 'PER2711' (left) with reference variety 'PER5506' (right)

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