KLEVP12430

Verbena

Denomination: 'KLEVP12430'
Trade name: Blues Light Pink
Botanical Name: Verbena
Applicant/Holder: Klemm, Nils
Hanfäcker 10
70378
Stuttgart
Germany
Breeder: Ruijun Li, North Parramatta, Australia
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2014-02-10
Application Number: 14-8205

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Empress Soft Pink Charme'

Summary: The plants of 'KLEVP12430' are smaller than those of 'Empress Soft Pink Charme'. The leaf of 'KLEVP12430' is narrower than that of 'Empress Soft Pink Charme'. When newly opened, the inner side of the corolla lobe of 'KLEVP12430' is purple red while that of 'Empress Soft Pink Charme' is lighter purple red. When aged, the inner side of the corolla lobe of 'KLEVP12430' is light blue pink while that of 'Empress Soft Pink Charme' is darker light blue pink. The colour of the inner side of the corolla lobe of 'KLEVP12430' fades strongly while that of 'Empress Soft Pink Charme' fades weakly.

Description:

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

LEAF: ovate, no divisions, crenate 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 to overlapping, longitudinal axis incurved, medium undulation of margin, one colour on upper side, evenly distributed colour; inner side is purple red (RHS 55A) when newly opened, lighter purple red (RHS 55B) when fully opened and light blue pink (RHS 56D) when aged; strongly fading with age
COROLLA EYE: medium sized, whitish green
COROLLA TUBE HAIRS: white at tip

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'KLEVP12430' 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 both proprietary seedlings of female parent 'V 9107' and male parent '1/F2/V 740' in April 2009. From the resulting progeny, seedlings were selected in September 2010 for their early flowering and flowering characteristics. From May 2011 to May 2012, these seedlings were evaluated in greenhouse trials in Stuttgart, Germany before 'KLEVP12430' was selected for commercialization.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'KLEVP12430' 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 'KLEVP12430' with reference variety 'Empress Soft Pink Charme'

Plant height (cm)

  'KLEVP12430' 'Empress Soft Pink Charme'
mean 16.9 20.9
std. deviation 1.21 2.91

Plant width (cm)

  'KLEVP12430' 'Empress Soft Pink Charme'
mean 30.9 42.6
std. deviation 2.03 2.92

Leaf width (cm)

  'KLEVP12430' 'Empress Soft Pink Charme'
mean 2.3 2.8
std. deviation 0.12 0.12

Main colour of inner side of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'KLEVP12430' 'Empress Soft Pink Charme'
newly opened 55A 55B
aged 56D 56B-C

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Verbena: 'KLEVP12430' (left) with reference variety 'Empress Soft Pink Charme' (right)

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Verbena: 'KLEVP12430' (left) with reference variety 'Empress Soft Pink Charme' (right)

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Verbena: 'KLEVP12430' (left) with reference variety 'Empress Soft Pink Charme' (right)

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