|Trade name:||Magalena Ultra Peach|
|Botanical Name:||Verbena ×hybrida|
Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Henricus G.W. Stemkens, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Enkhuizen, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
Variety used for comparison: 'Balazcoral' (Aztec Coral)
Summary: 'Pechena' has medium green leaves while they are dark green in 'Balazcoral'. The corolla diameter of 'Pechena' is smaller than 'Balazcoral'. 'Pechena' has more orange in the pink red upper side corolla than 'Balazcoral'. The lower side of the corolla of 'Pechena' is light yellow orange while it is light pink red in 'Balazcoral'.
PLANT: semi-upright growth habit, medium height, narrow width
STEM: light green, weak anthocyanin colouration on middle third
LEAF BLADE: short to medium length, very narrow to narrow, lanceolate to ovate shape, cuneate to truncate base, no divisions, crenate to dentate margin, medium green on upper side, no anthocyanin colouration on upper side
PETIOLE: very short to short
INFLORESCENCE: medium to large diameter, broad ovate in profile
CALYX: no anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: small diameter, one colour, shaded colour pattern, light yellow orange to orange upper side, strongly fading change in colour with age, light yellow orange lower side
COROLLA LOBES: touching, incurved along longitudinal axis, strong undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: long, tip of protruding hairs is light green
COROLLA EYE: medium size, green yellow
Origin & Breeding History: 'Pechena' originated from a self pollination of 'D0806-1' conducted during May 2001 at Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. The initial selection was made in May 2002 based on the selection criteria of early flowering time, plant form, and sterility.
Tests & Trials: Tests and trials were conducted in a poly house in the spring of 2008 in St. Thomas, Ontario. There were 15 plants of each variety individually grown in 12 cm plastic pots. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'Pechena' with reference variety 'Balazcoral'
Corolla diameter (mm)
Main corolla colour (RHS)
|upper side newly opened||41C-D with 50A base||52D|
|upper side fully opened||23D with 29B base||49B-C|
|upper side aged||19B-D||36D|
|lower side||19C||36C to white|
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