Future Plants Licentie B.V.
Hubertus Gerardus Oudshoorn, Rijpwetering, Netherlands
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Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
Oxford Station, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2009-02-17|
|Grant of Rights Termination Date:||2027-02-17|
Variety used for comparison: 'Purple Emperor'
Summary: 'Xenox' has a darker purple stem than 'Purple Emperor'. The leaf of 'Xenox' is slightly larger than 'Purple Emperor'. 'Xenox' has a pinker tinge to the brown purple flower head/infloresence than 'Purple Emperor'.
PLANT: vegetatively propagated perennial, upright-bushy growth habit, medium degree of branching
STEM: purple, very strong anthocyanin colouration
LEAF: opposite whorled arrangement, simple type, ovate, acute apex, dentate margin, purple, very strong anthocyanin colouration, no variegation, no petiole
INFLORESCENCE: one medium to late flowering period, corymb to cyme type, terminal position, erect attitude
FLOWER: light yellow brown bud colour, blue pink to brown purple
Origin & Breeding History: 'Xenox' is the result of a cross between two un-named seedlings in 1998 in a nursery in Rijpwetering, the Netherlands. The un-named seedlings used in the cross were the result of a cross between 'Munstead Red' X 'Red Cauli'. The new variety was selected from the seedling population in 1999 based on improved form and floral traits.
Tests & Trials: Trials were conducted during the summer of 2007 in Oxford Station, Ontario. Fifteen plants of each variety were field grown in a row with 60 cm spacing between plants. Rows were spaced 1 meter apart.
Comparison tables for 'Xenox' with reference variety 'Purple Emperor'
Leaf length (cm)
Leaf width (cm)
Flower colour (RHS)
|opened||186D to 185D||187D/186A to 186B/C|
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