INVEBPUTOW

Verbena

Denomination: 'INVEBPUTOW'
Trade name: Meteor Shower
Botanical Name: Glandularia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: InnovaPlant Zierpflanzen GmbH & Co. KG
Postfach 113
D-55454
Gensingen
Germany
Breeder: Birgit Hofmann, InnovaPlant Zierpflanzen GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2015-04-10
Application Number: 15-8591
Grant of Rights Date: 2017-06-30
Certificate Number: 5507
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2037-06-30

Variety Description

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.

Description:

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)

  'INVEBPUTOW' 'Little One'
mean 8.8 6.3
std. deviation 0.83 0.14

Leaf width (cm)

  'INVEBPUTOW' 'Little One'
mean 1.6 0.9
std. deviation 0.22 0.13

Main colour of inner side of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'INVEBPUTOW' 'Little One'
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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Verbena: 'INVEBPUTOW' (left) with reference variety 'Little One' (right)

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Verbena: 'INVEBPUTOW' (left) with reference variety 'Little One' (right)

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Verbena: 'INVEBPUTOW' (left) with reference variety 'Little One' (right)

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