RIKAV36504

Verbena

Denomination: 'RIKAV36504'
Trade name: Superbena Royal Peachy Keen Improved
Botanical Name: Verbena
Applicant/Holder: Plant 21 LLC
32149 Aquaduct Road
Bonsall, California
92003
United States of America
Breeder: Rika Matsumoto, Shiga, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2016-05-26
Application Number: 16-8933

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'VEAZ0003' (Lanai Peach)

Summary: The upper side of the leaf of 'RIKAV36504' is medium green whereas the leaf of 'VEAZ0003' is dark green. Including the petiole, the leaf of 'RIKAV36504' is longer than the leaf of 'VEAZ0003'. When newly open, the inner side of the corolla of 'RIKAV36504' is orange red developing to lighter orange red whereas the corolla of 'VEAZ0003' is dark pink red to red developing to orange red. When fully open, the inner side of the corolla of 'RIKAV36504' is orange pink with orange red along margin edge whereas the corolla of 'VEAZ0003' is orange pink and light red pink. When aged, the inner side of the corolla of 'RIKAV36504' is orange pink whereas the corolla of 'VEAZ0003' is darker orange pink.

Description:

PLANT: creeping growth habit

STEM: absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration

LEAF BLADE: lanceolate and broad ovate shape, no divisions, crenate margin, medium green upper side, no anthocyanin colouration of upper side

INFLORESCENCE: broad ovate shape in profile
CALYX: no anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: arrangement of lobes is touching
COROLLA (INNER SIDE): very small diameter eye zone, green yellow eye
COROLLA LOBE: incurved along longitudinal axis, medium to strong undulation of margin
COROLLA LOBE (INNER SIDE): one colour (excluding eye zone) in an evenly distributed pattern, orange red (RHS 41B) developing to lighter orange red (RHS 41C) when newly open, orange pink (RHS 32D) with orange red (RHS 40D) along edge of margin when fully open, orange pink (RHS 27C-D) when aged, strongly fading change of colour with age
COROLLA TUBE: tips of protruding hairs are light green yellow

Origin & Breeding History: 'RIKAV36504' was bred and developed by the breeder, Rika Tsutsumi, in Higashiomi, Shiga, Japan. It originated from a controlled cross conducted on May 20, 2013, between the variety 'VEAZ0003', as the female parent, and a seedling designated '12V224-02', as the male parent. From the resulting progeny, 'RIKAV36504' was selected on June 11, 2014, in Bonsall, California, USA, for its good plant branching, flower colour and resistance to powdery mildew. Asexual reproduction of 'RIKAV36504' was first conducted by vegetative cutting in June 2014, in Bonsall, California, USA.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial of 'RIKAV36504' was conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2017 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 shallow, 15 cm pots on April 24, 2017. The observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants or 10 parts of plants of each variety on June 7, 2017. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'RIKAV36504' with reference variety 'VEAZ0003'

Leaf length (including petiole) (cm)

  'RIKAV36504' 'VEAZ0003'
mean 4.5 3.3
std. deviation 0.48 0.45

Colour of inner side of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'RIKAV36504' 'VEAZ0003'
newly open 41B developing to 41C 52A-B developing to 41B
fully open 32D with 40D along margin edge 33D, 37C
aged 27C-D 27C

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Verbena: 'RIKAV36504' (left) with reference variety 'VEAZ0003' (right)

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Verbena: 'RIKAV36504' (left) with reference variety 'VEAZ0003' (right)

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Verbena: 'RIKAV36504' (left) with reference variety 'VEAZ0003' (right)

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