Denomination: 'KLEVP08385'
Trade name: Lascar Red + Eye
Botanical Name: Verbena
Applicant/Holder: Klemm, Nils
Hanfäcker 10
Breeder: Ruijun Li, North Parramatta, Australia
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2008-04-08
Application Number: 08-6288
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-08-19
Certificate Number: 4158
Date rights surrendered: 2015-07-27

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sunmaribisu' (Temari Red with White Eye)

Summary: The corolla lobe of 'KLEVP08385' has a straight longitudinal axis while the corolla lobe of 'Sunmaribisu' has an incurved longitudinal axis. The upper side of the corolla is red for 'KLEVP08385' while it is more orange red for 'Sunmaribisu'.


PLANT: semi-upright to creeping growth habit
STEM: dense pubescence, light green, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on middle third

LEAF: ovate, cuneate and truncate base, no divisions, dentate margin incisions, upper side medium green with no anthocyanin colouration

INFLORESCENCE: broad ovate in profile
CAYLX: anthocyanin colouration on teeth only
COROLLA TUBE: hairs white at tip
COROLLA LOBES: not touching, longitudinal axis straight, very weak to weak margin undulation, one colour on upper side, even colour pattern, upper side red (RHS 45A), lower side dark pink red (RHS 45D), no colour change with age
COROLLA EYE: medium size, whitish green to green yellow.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'KLEVP08385' originated from a controlled cross pollination made between two proprietary seedlings at the University of Sydney in Cambden, Australia in 2005. In the spring of 2006, seedlings were selected based on criteria for flowering time, branching characteristics and resistance to weather and disease. One of these seedlings was designated 'KLEVP08385'. In spring and summer of 2007, the seedlings were evaluated in greenhouse and outdoor performance trials in Stuttgart, Germany.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLEVP08385' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2010, in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11 cm pots on May 4, 2010. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 4, 2010. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison table for 'KLEVP08385' with reference variety 'Sunmaribisu'

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'KLEVP08385' 'Sunmaribisu'
upper side 45A 45B (more orange than)

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Verbena: 'KLEVP08385' (left) with reference variety 'Sunmaribisu' (right)

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Verbena: 'KLEVP08385' (left) with reference variety 'Sunmaribisu' (right)

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