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Denomination: 'Gaudpin'
Trade name: Stratosphere Pink Picotee
Botanical Name: Gaura lindheimeri
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Har Stemkens, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Enkhuizen, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2005-04-22
Application Number: 05-4769
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-11-28
Certificate Number: 3031
Date rights surrendered: 2013-11-13

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Siskiyou Pink' and 'Perky Pink'

Summary: 'Gaudpin' has thinner stems than the reference varieties. 'Gaudpin' has dark green stems while 'Siskiyou Pink' has medium green stems. 'Gaudpin' has a shorter leaf length than 'Perky Pink'. 'Gaudpin' has a cuneate leaf base while the reference varieties have narrow attenuate leaf bases. 'Gaudpin' has stronger undulation of the leaf blade margin than the reference varieties. 'Gaudpin' differs from the reference varieties in petal colour.


PLANT: semi-upright, medium to dense branching

STEM: thin, dark green, dense pubescence

LEAVES: alternate arrangement, narrow elliptic, acute apex with mucronate tip, cuneate base, entire margin with uneven ridges, medium undulation of margin, dense pubescence on upper and lower side, dark green, no variegation

SEPAL: lanceolate, absent or very sparse pubescence on upper side, medium pubescence on lower side, strong anthocyanin colouration at apex

INFLORESCENCE: almost continuous flowering, raceme
BUD: strong anthocyanin colouration on bottom half
COROLLA TUBE: strong anthocyanin colouration on edges
PETAL: elliptic to obovate, broadly acute apex, attenuate base, entire margin, upper side white with streaks of blue pink towards margin, purple red margin on upper side.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Gaudpin' originated from a cross made in August 1999, in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands, between the female parent, 'C0030-1' and the male parent 'C0029-1'. A plant was selected from the resultant progeny in May 2000, and the same plant was selfed. Seeds were sown in January 2001 and the new variety was selected in May 2001, based on criteria for earliness, flower shape and flower colour. Asexual reproduction of the new variety by vegetative cuttings was first conducted in June 2001 in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands.

Tests & Trials: The tests and trials for 'Gaudpin' were conducted in a polyhouse at BioFlora in St. Thomas, Ontario in the summer of 2006. The trials included 15 plants of each variety. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 15 cm pots on May 10, 2006. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour chart.

Comparison tables for 'Gaudpin' with reference varieties 'Siskiyou Pink' and 'Perky Pink'

Leaf length (cm)

  'Gaudpin' 'Siskiyou Pink' 'Perky Pink'
mean 3.8 4.6 6.2
std. deviation 0.40 0.72 0.62

Colour of upper side of petal (RHS)

  'Gaudpin' 'Siskiyou Pink' 'Perky Pink'
main colour white with 64C streaks white with 68B around veins white with 65D around veins
secondary colour N57C (margin) 68A (veins) N66D (veins)

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Gaura: 'Gaudpin' (left) with reference varieties 'Siskiyou Pink' (centre) and 'Perky Pink' (right)

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