Coral Reef


Denomination: 'Coral Reef'
Botanical Name: Hylotelephium telephium
Applicant/Holder: Future Plants Licentie B.V.
Turfspoor 53A
2165 AW
Breeder: Hubertus Gerardus Oudshoorn, Rijpwetering, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
R.R. #2
Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 2010-01-08
Application Number: 10-6795
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-09-05
Certificate Number: 4613
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2031-09-05

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Postmans Pride'

Summary: The plants of 'Coral Reef' are wider than those of 'Postmans Pride'. The plants of 'Coral Reef' have medium to dense branching while those of 'Postmans Pride' have sparse to medium branching density. The stems of 'Coral Reef' have strong anthocyanin colouration while those of 'Postmans Pride' have very strong anthocyanin colouration. The main colour on the upper side of the leaf blade of 'Coral Reef' is dark brown to brown purple while that on 'Postmans Pride' is black. The inflorescence of 'Coral Reef' are larger than those of 'Postmans Pride'. The upper side of the petals of 'Coral Reef' are blue pink to white with brown purple at the base while those of 'Postmans Pride' are brown purple to blue pink with dark purple red at the base.


PLANT: vegetatively propagated, perennial, upright-bushy growth habit, medium to dense branching
STEM: purple, strong anthocyanin colouration, absent to very weak glaucosity, absent or very sparse pubescence, medium thickness, smooth

LEAF: opposite arrangement, simple, ovate, acute apex, cordate base, dentate margin, absent or very sparse pubescence on upper and lower side, absent or very weak glaucosity on upper side, dark brown (RHS N186C) to brown purple (RHS 187A) on upper side, no variegation, no petiole

INFLORESCENCE: late flowering time, medium to long flowering period, cyme, terminal position, erect attitude
PETAL: very open arrangement, few, small, ovate, acute apex, absent to very weak recurvature of tip, entire margin, absent or very sparse pubescence on lower side, upper and lower sides blue pink (RHS 186D) to white (RHS N155B) with brown purple (RHS 184C-D) at base

Origin & Breeding History: 'Coral Reef' originated from a population of seedlings created from the hybridization of 'Purple Emperor' and 'Xenox' at Rijpwetering, The Netherlands in the summer of 2005. The new variety was selected in the summer of 2006 from the population of seedlings based on plant habit and flower colour.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Coral Reef' were conducted at Variety Rights Management in Oxford Station, Ontario during the summer of 2012. The trial consisted of 16 plants of 'Coral Reed' and 12 plants of 'Postmans Pride' with one plant per pot. The pots were 22 cm in diameter and were spaced approximately 45 cm apart. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Coral Reef' with reference variety 'Postmans Pride'

Plant width (cm)

  'Coral Reef' 'Postmans Pride'
mean 31.7 25.2
std. deviation 5.06 5.26

Colour of leaf blade (RHS)

  'Coral Reef' 'Postmans Pride'
upper side N186C-187A N187A-186A

Inflorescence diameter (cm)

  'Coral Reef' 'Postmans Pride'
mean 9.9 4.6
std. deviation 1.47 0.57

Colour of upper side of petal (RHS)

  'Coral Reef' 'Postmans Pride'
main 186D-N155B 186B-C
secondary 184C-D 187D

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Coral Reef
Sedum: 'Coral Reef' (left) with reference variety 'Postmans Pride' (right)

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Coral Reef
Sedum: 'Coral Reef' (left) with reference variety 'Postmans Pride' (right)

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