|Trade name:||Carita Purple 09|
|Botanical Name:||Angelonia angustifolia|
Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Ralph T. Perkins, Syngenta Flowers, Inc., Gilroy, United States of America
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2010-01-11|
|Date rights surrendered:||2016-01-11|
Variety used for comparison: 'Balangdepi' (AngelMist Deep Plum Improved)
Summary: 'Car Purr09' has shorter shoots and larger flowers than 'Balangdepi'. The inner side of the upper and lower lips of the flower is dark violet for 'Carr Purr09' while it is violet for 'Balangdepi'. 'Car Purr09' has a longer and narrower flower chamber than 'Balangdepi'. The relationship of the length of the flower chamber to its width is longer than broad for 'Car Purr09' while it is broader than long for 'Balangdepi'.
PLANT: upright to spreading growth habit
SHOOT: moderate anthocyanin colouration below inflorescence
LEAF: medium green on upper side, medium glossiness on upper side
UPPER LIP OF FLOWER: dark violet on inner side
LOWER LIP OF FLOWER: dark violet on inner side, weak undulation of margin
COROLLA LOBES: weak to medium reflexing, no stripes
FLOWER CHAMBER: longer than broad, purple red markings, markings of strong intensity and medium density
FLOWER POUCH: yellow green with red purple markings on inner side
NECTARY BULGE: mainly purple
Origin & Breeding History: 'Car Purr09' was developed by the breeder, Ralph T. Perkins, an employee of Goldsmith Seeds, Inc. in Gilroy, California, U.S.A., as part of a planned breeding program. It originated from a cross made in August 2003 between the female parent designated '402-1', a proprietary line with deep lavender flowers, and the male parent designated '191-1', another proprietary line with purple and white flowers. The resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse in November 2005. 'Car Purr09' was selected from the progeny in March 2006 based on its flower colour and plant growth habit.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Car Purr09' were conducted during the spring of 2008 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants per variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11.5 cm pots on May 13, 2008. Measured characteristics were based on measurements taken from 10 plants or parts of plants on June 23, 2008. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'Car Purr09' with reference variety 'Balangdepi'
Shoot length (cm)
Flower length (cm)
Flower width (cm)
Colour of inner side of flower (RHS)
|upper lip||83B||darker than N82A|
Flower chamber length (mm)
Flower chamber width (mm)
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