|Trade name:||Carita Raspberry|
|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:||2014-01-11|
Variety used for comparison: 'Balangdaros' (AngelMist Dark Rose)
Summary: 'Car Rasp' has shorter shoots with shorter and broader leaves than 'Balangdaros'. Reflexing of the corolla lobes of 'Car Rasp' is absent or weak whereas it is strong for 'Balangdaros'. The inner side of the upper lip of the flower is purple red with blue pink towards the base for 'Car Rasp' while it is purple with darker blue pink towards the base for 'Balangdaros'. The inner side of the lower lip of the flower of 'Car Rasp' is blue pink with purple towards the margins whereas it is purple with darker purple spots for 'Balangdaros'. 'Car Rasp' has a broader flower chamber than 'Balangdaros'.
PLANT: upright growth habit
SHOOT: no anthocyanin colouration below inflorescence
LEAF: medium green on upper side, medium glossiness on upper side
INFLORESCENCE: strong anthocyanin colouration on rachis
UPPER LIP OF FLOWER: inner side is purple red with blue pink towards base
LOWER LIP OF FLOWER: inner side is blue pink with purple towards margins, weak undulation of margin
COROLLA LOBES: absent or weak reflexing
FLOWER CHAMBER: longer than broad, purple red markings, markings of strong intensity and medium to dense
FLOWER POUCH: mostly purple red on inner side
NECTARY BULGE: red purple
Origin & Breeding History: 'Car Rasp' 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 '347-1' and the male parent designated '349-1', both proprietary lines with dark purple flowers. The resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse in November 2005. 'Car Rasp' was selected from the progeny in March 2006 based on its new flower colour and plant growth habit.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Car Rasp' 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 Rasp' with reference variety 'Balangdaros'
Shoot length (cm)
Leaf length (cm)
Leaf width (cm)
Colour of inner side of flower (RHS)
|upper lip||61C with 64D towards base||71C with N74D towards base|
|lower lip||64C with 71B towards margins||71C with 61A spots|
Flower chamber width (mm)
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