Lan Bright Pink

Verbena

Denomination: 'Lan Bright Pink'
Trade name: Lanai Bright Pink
Botanical Name: Glandularia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Basel
4058
Switzerland
Breeder: Mitchell Hanes, Goldsmith Seeds, Inc., Morgan Hill, 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: 2001-05-23
Application Number: 01-2740
Grant of Rights Date: 2002-09-12
Certificate Number: 1264
Date rights surrendered: 2014-09-12

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sunmariripi'

Summary: 'Lan Bright Pink' produces longer leaves than 'Sunmariripi'. The shape of the leaves of 'Lan Bright Pink' are tripartite with a cuneate shaped base while those of 'Sunmariripi' are broadly ovate with a truncate shaped base. Floret colour for 'Lan Bright Pink' is purple-red fading to pink as the florets mature while for 'Sunmariripi' it is purple-red with very little fading.

Description:

'Lan Bright Pink' is an annual plant with a prostrate growth habit. The stems have medium dense pubescence and are light to medium green in colour with moderate to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration. The leaves are strongly lobed, tripartite in shape with a cuneate shaped base, crenate leaf margins (with secondary sharp teeth). The leaves are medium green in colour with sparse to medium dense pubescence on the upper surface and medium dense pubescence on the lower surface. There is a leaf petiole present.

'Lan Bright Pink' flowers continuously. The inflorescences produced by 'Lan Bright Pink' are moderate to dense corymbs which are both axillary and terminal in location. The florets are single with bracts that are smaller in size than the calyx. The florets are purple-red in colour with paler tones towards the center and a small white and pale yellow eye zone at the center. The florets fade to pink as they mature and there are no petal markings. The hairs on the upper edge of the corolla tube are cream in colour.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Lan Bright Pink' was developed using the pedigree system by Goldsmith Seeds, Inc., in Gilroy, California. It originated from the cross of a red flowered breeding line known as 98-767-1 to the variety 'Temari Pink' in 1999. A single plant selection based on flower colour, form and plant habit was done in 1999.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Lan Bright Pink' were conducted in a poly-house during the summer of 2001 in St. Albert, Alberta. The trials consisted of twenty plants per variety. The plants were grown from rooted cuttings which were transplanted to 10 cm pots on June 20, 2001 and pinched twice during cultivation. Unless indicated otherwise, measured characteristics were based on ten measurements.


Comparison tables for 'Lan Bright Pink' with reference variety 'Sunmariripi'

Length of leaf (cm)

  'Lan Bright Pink' 'Sunmariripi'
mean 4.1 3.3
std. deviation 0.7 0.3

Colour of floret (RHS)

  'Lan Bright Pink' 'Sunmariripi'
half open floret N57A N57A with red tones

Colour of fully open floret (RHS)

  'Lan Bright Pink' 'Sunmariripi'
upper side N57B with paler tones towards center N57B with red tones towards center

Colour of fully open, faded floret (RHS)

  'Lan Bright Pink' 'Sunmariripi'
upper side 68C N/A

Colour of fully open floret (RHS)

  'Lan Bright Pink' 'Sunmariripi'
lower side N57D N57D
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