|Trade name:||Classic White|
|Botanical Name:||Euphorbia pulcherrima|
Ecke Ranch BV
Postbus 26, 2678 ZG
Ruth Kobayashi, Paul Ecke Ranch, Inc., Carlsbad, United States of America
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2010-05-03|
|Grant of Rights Termination Date:||2028-05-03|
Variety used for comparison: '490 White' (Freedom White)
Summary: 'PER5506' produces a lower number of bracts than '490 White'. 'PER5506' has a smaller bract size than '490 White'. 'PER5506' has darker bract colour than '490 White'.
PLANT: branching present
STEM: weak to medium green colour on middle third, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on middle third, absent or weak anthocyanin on upper third
LEAF: ovate, rounded base, one colour on upper side, strong green colour on upper side, green main vein on upper side, absent or very weak development of lobes, very shallow to shallow depth of sinus, absent or weak curvature of main vein
PETIOLE: weak green colour on upper side, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on upper side, absent or weak anthocyanin on lower side
TRANSITIONAL LEAVES: absent or weak lobing, absent or weak curvature along main vein
BRACT: ovate, light yellow (RHS 11C) on upper and lower side, medium folding along main vein, no twisting, medium rugosity between veins
CYATHIUM: small to medium sized glands, cyathia open early to midseason
Origin & Breeding History: 'PER5506' was discovered at the Paul Ecke Ranch in Encinitas, California, USA in September 2005. The variety was selected for its vigorous growth habit, light yellowish-white bract colour and dark green foliage.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'PER5506' were conducted in a greenhouse in St. Catharines, Ontario. The trial included a total of 25 plants each of the candidate variety and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on August 29, 2008. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on December 2, 2008. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'PER5506' with reference variety '490 White'
Bract length (cm)
Bract width (cm)
Colour of bract (RHS)
|upper side||11C, 38C along veins of inner bracts||9D|
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