Vision in White
|Denomination:||'Vision in White'|
van Veen, Jan G.
Jan G. van Veen, Noorden, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
Oxford Station, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2011-12-12|
|Grant of Rights Termination Date:||2029-12-12|
Variety used for comparison: 'Deutschland'
Summary: The terminal leaflet blades of 'Vision in White' are longer than those of 'Deutschland'. The petioles and peduncles of 'Vision in White' have medium anthocyanin colouration while those of 'Deutschland' have weak anthocyanin colouration. 'Vision in White' flowers mid season while 'Deutschland' flowers early season. The panicles of 'Vision in White' are erect while those of 'Deutschland' are erect with a dropping tip.
PLANT: vegetatively propagated, perennial type, upright-bushy growth habit, sparse branching
LEAF: alternate and rosette arrangement, biternate, medium number of leaflets
LEAF BLADE: elliptic to ovate, acute to acuminate apex, attenuate base, serrate margin, sparse pubescence on upper and lower sides, weak glaucosity on upper side, dark green on upper side, medium green on lower side, no variegation
PETIOLE: present, medium anthocyanin colouration
PEDUNCLE: present, medium anthocyanin colouration, very sparse to sparse pubescence
FLOWERING: once, mid season, short to medium length period
FLOWER: panicle inflorescence type, terminal position, erect attitude, light green (RHS 145C) unopened bud, white (RHS 155D) when opened
Origin & Breeding History: 'Vision in White' was selected at the nursery of Mr. J. G. Van Veen in Noorden, The Netherlands in 2005. The new variety was developed from a direct cross between the Astilbe varieties 'Vision' and 'Dusseldorf' conducted in 2003. The objectives of the breeding program were to create new Astilbe varieties with improved form and floral characteristics.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Vision in White' were conducted at Variety Rights Management in Oxford Station, Ontario during the summer of 2010. Twenty plants of each variety were grown in 15 cm pots in a polyhouse. Plants were spaced approximately 50 cm apart. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison table for 'Vision in White' with reference variety 'Deutschland'
Terminal leaflet blade length (cm)
|'Vision in White'||'Deutschland'|
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