|Botanical Name:||Geranium cinereum|
Lowe, Carl Marius
Chasty Court, Chasty, Holsworthy
Carl Marius Lowe, Devon, United Kingdom
|Agent in Canada:||
Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
Oxford Station, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2006-03-03|
|Date rights revoked:||2019-03-03|
Varieties used for comparison: 'Splendens' and 'Purple Pillow'
Summary: 'Carol' has a slightly wider leaf width than 'Purple Pillow'. 'Carol' has dark green leaves while 'Purple Pillow' has dark grey green leaves. 'Carol' has purple flowers with white colour between the veins and towards the base while 'Splendens' has solid violet flowers and 'Purple Pillow' has dark violet flowers with strong venation and white colour between the veins and towards the base.
'Carol' is a vegetatively reproduced, perennial geranium variety. 'Carol' has a mounded growth habit. The stems are dark green in colour and have medium to dense pubescence.
The simple leaves are arranged in a rosette and are orbicular in shape with an acute shaped apex and cordate to sagittate shaped base. The leaf margin is lobed. The upper and lower side of the leaf blade has medium to dense pubescence. The upper side of the leaf blade is dark green in colour and there is no leaf variegation.
'Carol' flowers early in the season and flowers once for a long period of time. The peduncle has no anthocyanin. The flowers are simple and axillary in position. The flower has an erect attitude. There are five petals which are touching. The petals are rounded in shape with a retuse apex. The petals have no pubescence on the upper side. The flowers are purple in colour.
Origin & Breeding History: 'Carol' was selected by C. Lowe in New Port, United Kingdom in 1997. It originated from cross between unknown parents. The variety was selected on the basis of its improved floral and plant characteristics.
Tests & Trials: 'Carol' was tested at Oxford Station, Ontario in the summer/fall of 2004. The trial included 10 plants per variety which were grown in the field. Plants were spaced .35 meters apart. All colour characteristics were determined using the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart (1995 green box edition) and measured characteristics were based on ten measurements.
Comparison tables for 'Carol' with reference varieties 'Splendens' and 'Purple Pillow'
Leaf length (cm)
Main colour of petal (RHS)
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