All that Jazz

Coneflower

Denomination: 'All that Jazz'
Botanical Name: Echinacea purpurea
Applicant/Holder: Walters Gardens, Inc.
1992 96th Avenue
P.O. Box 137
Zeeland, Michigan
49464-0137
United States of America
Breeder: Kevin A. Hurd, Fairfax, United States of America
Agent in Canada: Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
R.R. #2
Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0
Canada
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 2007-12-27
Application Number: 07-6128
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-11-02
Certificate Number: 4202
Date rights revoked: 2013-04-05

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Ruby Giant'

Summary: The plants of 'All that Jazz' are taller than those of 'Ruby Giant'. The flowers of 'All that Jazz' are smaller than those of 'Ruby Giant'. The ray florets of 'All that Jazz' are spatulate whereas those of 'Ruby Giant' are elliptic to ligulate. The upper side of the ray florets of 'All that Jazz' are blue pink to light blue pink while those of 'Ruby Giant' are purple to blue pink.

Description:

PLANT: vegetatively propagated, perennial type, narrow upright to upright-bushy growth habit, sparse to medium branching
STEM: dark green, medium to dense pubescence

LEAF: alternate arrangement, simple type, ovate to lanceolate, acute apex, attenuate base, serrate margin, dark green on upper side, no variegation, no petiole

FLOWERING: once, mid season, medium to long period
FLOWER: head inflorescence type, terminal and axillary position, erect attitude, disc present
RAY FLORET: medium number, spatulate, straight along longitudinal axis of majority, blue pink to light blue pink (RHS 70C-D) on upper side
DISC FLORET: orange brown (RHS N172B-C)

Origin & Breeding History: 'All that Jazz' originated from a seedling cross between the Echinacea variety 'Sunrise' and 04-02-01 at Walters Gardens Inc. in Zeeland, Michigan, United States in October 2005. The variety was first observed in the summer of 2006.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'All that Jazz' were conducted at Variety Rights Management in Oxford Station, Ontario during the summer of 2010. Fifteen plants of each variety were grown in 15 cm pots in a polyhouse. Plants were spaced approximately 60 cm apart. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'All that Jazz' with reference variety 'Ruby Giant'

Plant height (cm)

  'All that Jazz' 'Ruby Giant'
mean 102.25 87.06
std. deviation 7.72 5.94

Flower diameter (cm)

  'All that Jazz' 'Ruby Giant'
mean 8.24 10.62
std. deviation 1.49 0.98

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'All that Jazz' 'Ruby Giant'
upper side 70C-D 70B-C

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Coneflower: 'All that Jazz' (left) with reference variety 'Ruby Giant' (right)

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All that Jazz
Coneflower: 'All that Jazz' (left) with reference variety 'Ruby Giant' (right)

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