VEAZ0007

Verbena

Denomination: 'VEAZ0007'
Trade name: Lanai Upright Blue with Eye
Botanical Name: Glandularia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Basel
4058
Switzerland
Breeder: Mitchell Hanes, Syngenta Flowers, Inc., Gilroy, 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: 2010-12-24
Application Number: 10-7147
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-01-16
Certificate Number: 4695
Date rights surrendered: 2017-01-16

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Lan Upbriro' (Lanai Upright Bright Rose) and 'Obsession Blue with Eye'

Summary: The plant growth habit for 'VEAZ0007' is upright while it is creeping for 'Obsession Blue with Eye'. The plants of 'VEAZ0007' are shorter in height with narrower leaf blades than those of 'Lan Upbriro' and taller than plants of 'Obsession Blue with Eye'. The inflorescence and corolla of 'VEAZ0007' are larger in diameter than those of both reference varieties. The tip of the hairs protruding from the corolla tube is white for 'VEAZ0007' while it is grey-purple for 'Lan Upbriro'. When fully opened, the upper side of the corolla of 'VEAZ0007' is violet with darker violet overcolour while it is purple with darker purple at the base for 'Lan Upbriro' and dark violet at the apex of the corolla lobes shading to lighter violet at the base for 'Obsession Blue with Eye'. The corolla eye of 'VEAZ0007' is large in diameter while it is very small for 'Lan Upbriro'. The colour of the upper side of the corolla of 'VEAZ0007' fades strongly with age whereas that of 'Obsession Blue with Eye' fades weakly.

Description:

PLANT: upright growth habit
STEM: no anthocyanin colouration on middle third of actively growing stem

LEAF BLADE: lanceolate, no divisions, dentate incisions of margin, medium green on upper side, no anthocyanin colouration on upper side

INFLORESCENCE: broad ovate in profile
CALYX: no anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: arrangement of lobes is not touching to touching, one colour on upper side, violet (darker than RHS N78A) when newly opened, violet (RHS N81B) with darker violet (RHS N78A) overcolour when fully opened, colour fades strongly with age to violet (RHS N82B-C)
COROLLA LOBE: straight along longitudinal axis, weak undulation of margin
COROLLA EYE: large diameter, white
COROLLA TUBE: tip of protruding hairs is white

Origin & Breeding History: 'VEAZ0007' originated from a cross pollination conducted in July 2007 by the breeder as part of a controlled breeding program in Gilroy, California, United States. The cross involved a proprietary line designated '2046-1' as the female parent and variety 'Lan Upbriro' as the male parent. The resultant seed was collected and sown in a greenhouse in Gilroy in January 2008. In April 2008, 'VEAZ0007' was selected based on its flower colour, plant habit and production characteristics.

Tests & Trials: The PBR trials for 'VEAZ0007' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer/fall of 2012 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 20 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. The plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on July 24, 2012. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on September 18, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'VEAZ0007' with reference varieties 'Lan Upbriro' and 'Obsession Blue with Eye'

Plant height (cm)

  'VEAZ0007' 'Lan Upbriro' 'Obsession Blue with Eye'
mean 20.8 26.0 12.6
std. deviation 1.09 3.10 1.15

Leaf width (cm)

  'VEAZ0007' 'Lan Upbriro' 'Obsession Blue with Eye'
mean 2.1 3.2 1.7
std. deviation 0.32 0.48 0.37

Inflorescence diameter (cm)

  'VEAZ0007' 'Lan Upbriro' 'Obsession Blue with Eye'
mean 7.2 5.9 5.5
std. deviation 0.38 0.58 0.37

Corolla diameter (cm)

  'VEAZ0007' 'Lan Upbriro' 'Obsession Blue with Eye'
mean 2.4 2.1 1.8
std. deviation 0.11 0.12 0.20

Main colour of upper side of corolla (RHS)

  'VEAZ0007' 'Lan Upbriro' 'Obsession Blue with Eye'
newly opened darker than N78A close to N74A N/A
fully opened N81B with N78A overlay N74B close to 72A at base more purple than 83A at tips shading to N82A at base
ages to N82B-C N74C-D N/A

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Verbena: 'VEAZ0007' (left) with reference varieties 'Lan Upbriro' (center) and 'Obsession Blue with Eye' (right)

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Verbena: 'VEAZ0007' (left) with reference varieties 'Lan Upbriro' (center) and 'Obsession Blue with Eye' (right)

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Verbena: 'VEAZ0007' (left) with reference varieties 'Lan Upbriro' (center) and 'Obsession Blue with Eye' (right)

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