Denomination: 'KLEVP12427'
Trade name: Blues Purple + 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: 2014-02-10
Application Number: 14-8204
Date Withdrawn: 2017-11-02

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Duempbuc 12' (Empress Burgundy Charme)

Summary: The plants of 'KLEVP12427' are narrower than those of 'Duempbuc 12'. The colour pattern on the inner side of the corolla of 'KLEVP12427' is shaded with a lighter colour towards the apex of the lobes while the colour on the corolla of 'Duempbuc 12' is evenly distributed. When fully opened, the inner side of the corolla lobe of 'KLEVP12427' is purple with dark purple red at the base while that of 'Duempbuc 12' is purple. The corolla eye of 'KLEVP12427' is whitish green while that of 'Duempbuc 12' is whitish green with a purple margin.


PLANT: semi-upright growth habit
STEM: absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on middle third

LEAF: ovate, dissected divisions present, dentate margin incisions, upper side dark green with an absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration

INFLORESCENCE: broad ovate in profile
CAYLX: no anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA LOBES: touching, longitudinal axis incurved, medium undulation of margin, one colour on upper side, shaded colour pattern, lighter towards apex, inner side purple (RHS 72A) with dark purple red (RHS 60A) at base, fading to lighter purple (RHS 72B) with darker purple (72A) at base, colour weakly fading with age
COROLLA EYE: small to medium sized, whitish green
COROLLA TUBE HAIRS: light green at tip

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'KLEVP12427' originated from a controlled cross conducted by the breeder Ruijun Li, an employee of NuFlora International Pty. Ltd., in Cobbity, Australia. The cross occured between the proprietary seedlings of female parent '13112' and male parent 'V 842' in September 2008. From the resulting progeny, seedlings were selected in April 2009 for their early flowering and vigorous growth. From these, a single seedling was selected for commercialization and named 'KLEVP12427'.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'KLEVP12427' was conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2016, at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 20 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11 cm pots on April 19, 2016. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants, or parts of plants, of each variety on May 31, 2016. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'KLEVP12427' with reference variety 'Duempbuc 12'

Plant width (cm)

  'KLEVP12427' 'Duempbuc 12'
mean 34.1 39.0
std. deviation 1.99 3.32

Main colour of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'KLEVP12427' 'Duempbuc 12'
fully opened closest to 72A with 60A towards base 61A
aged closest to 72B with 72A towards base 71A-B

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Verbena: 'KLEVP12427' (left) with reference variety 'Duempbuc 12' (right)

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Verbena: 'KLEVP12427' (left) with reference variety 'Duempbuc 12' (right)

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Verbena: 'KLEVP12427' (left) with reference variety 'Duempbuc 12' (right)

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