|Trade name:||Meteor Shower|
|Botanical Name:||Glandularia ×hybrida|
InnovaPlant Zierpflanzen GmbH & Co. KG
Birgit Hofmann, InnovaPlant Zierpflanzen GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2017-06-30|
|Grant of Rights Termination Date:||2037-06-30|
Variety used for comparison: 'Little One'
Summary: The leaf of 'INVEBPUTOW' is larger than that of 'Little One'. When newly opened, the inner side of the corolla lobe of 'INVEBPUTOW' is light blue violet to blue violet while that of 'Little One' is blue violet to violet. When fully opened, the inner side of the corolla lobe of 'INVEBPUTOW' is light blue violet while that of 'Little One' is blue violet to violet. When aged, the inner side of the corolla lobe of 'INVEBPUTOW' is light blue violet while that of 'Little One' is blue violet with violet tones. The corolla eye of 'INVEBPUTOW' is small while that of 'Little One' is absent.
PLANT: upright growth habit
STEM: medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration on middle third
LEAF: lanceolate, no divisions present, crenate margin incisions, upper side medium grey green with no anthocyanin colouration
INFLORESCENCE: broad ovate in profile
CAYLX: anthocyanin colouration at teeth only
COROLLA LOBES: non-touching, longitudinal axis straight to recurved, medium undulation of margin, one colour on inner side, even colour pattern; inner side is light blue violet (RHS 76A) to blue violet (N82D) when newly opened, light blue violet (RHS 76A-B) when fully opened and lighter blue violet (RHS 76C-D) when aged; colour weakly fading with age
COROLLA EYE: small, whitish violet
COROLLA TUBE HAIRS: white at tip
Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'INVEBPUTOW' originated from a controlled cross conducted by the breeder, Mrs. Birgit Hofmann, an employee of InnovaPlant GmbH. & Co. KG., in Gensingen, Germany. The cross was conducted in August 2011 using an unnamed proprietary seedling of Verbena bonariensis, as the female parent, and a proprietary seedling designated 'Vb10-1000-9', as the male parent. From the resulting progeny, a single seedling designated 'INVEBPUTOW', was selected based on its plant growth habit, flower size and production characteristics. Asexual reproduction of 'INVEBPUTOW' was first conducted by vegetative cuttings in September 2012 in Gensingen, Germany.
Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'INVEBPUTOW' 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 June 14, 2016. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'INVEBPUTOW' with reference variety 'Little One'
Leaf length (cm)
Leaf width (cm)
Main colour of inner side of corolla lobe (RHS)
|newly opened||76A, N82D||closest to N82C, N81C|
|fully opened||76A-B||closest to N82C, N81C|
|aged||76C-D||N82C-D with N81D tones|
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