Denomination: 'NPCW13218'
Botanical Name: Euphorbia pulcherrima
Applicant/Holder: Klemm, Nils
Hanfäcker 10
Breeder: Guido von Tubeuf, Stuttgart, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2013-12-23
Application Number: 13-8159
Grant of Rights Date: 2016-06-30
Certificate Number: 5276
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2036-06-30

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'NPCW10164'

Summary: The plants of 'NPCW13218' have a medium number of branches whereas the plants of 'NPCW10164' have few branches. The colour of the upper side of the bract of 'NPCW13218' is red whereas the bract of 'NPCW10164' is dark purple red to red.


PLANT: medium number of branches, short to medium height, medium to broad
STEM: absent or very weak intensity of green colour on middle third, medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration of middle third, medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration on upper third

PETIOLE: short to medium length, absent or very weak intensity of green colour on upper side, strong to very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration of upper side, strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration of lower side
LEAF BLADE: short to medium length, narrow, ovate shape, rounded base, one colour on upper side, strong intensity of green colour on upper and lower sides, only red on upper side of main vein, none or few lobes, depth of deepest sinus is absent or very shallow, absent or weak curvature of main vein

TRANSITIONAL LEAF: absent or weak degree of lobing
FULLY BRACT-COLOURED TRANSITIONAL LEAF: medium number, absent or weak curvature along main vein

BRACT: few to medium number, no folding along main vein, no twisting, absent or very weak degree of rugosity between veins
BRACT (UPPER SIDE): one colour, red (RHS 46B), no spotting
BRACT (LOWER SIDE): red to dark pink red (RHS 46B to 53C)
LARGEST BRACT: medium to long (including petiole), medium width, elliptic shape

CYME: broad
CYATHIA: time of opening is very early to early
CYATHIA GLAND: large, yellow, no deformation

Origin & Breeding History: 'NPCW13218' was discovered and developed by Guido von Tubeuf in Stuttgart, Germany. It originated from an induced mutation of rooted cuttings of the variety 'Christmas Day' conducted in October 2008. The irradiated plants were pinched and cuttings were harvested and rooted. A single plant derived from these cuttings was selected for its bract colour in November 2010. Evaluation trials were conducted from August to December 2011, and 'NPCW13218' was selected in December 2012 in Stuttgart, Germany, for commercialization.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'NPCW13218' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2013/3123, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office in Angers, France. The trial was conducted by the University of Aarhus in Aarslev, Denmark, in 2014. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison table for 'NPCW13218' with reference variety 'NPCW10164'

Colour of bract (RHS)

  'NPCW13218' 'NPCW10164'
upper side 46B 46A to 46B

Click on image for larger view
Poinsettia: 'NPCW13218'

Date modified: