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Pink Perfume


Denomination: 'Pink Perfume'
Trade name: Bloomerang Pink Perfume
Botanical Name: Syringa
Applicant/Holder: van Nijnatten, Andre Franciscus
Meierseweg 26, 4881 DJ
Breeder: Andre Franciscus van Nijnatten, Zundert, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2011-12-05
Application Number: 11-7429
Grant of Rights Date: 2015-06-30
Certificate Number: 5054
Date rights surrendered: 2020-06-30

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Palibin'

Summary: The plants of 'Pink Perfume' are upright to spreading while those of 'Palibin' are upright. The leaf blade of 'Pink Perfume' is narrower than that of 'Palibin'. The flower bud of 'Pink Perfume' is brown purple whereas that of 'Palibin' is violet. The inflorescence of 'Pink Perfume' is shorter than that of 'Palibin'. The inner side of the corolla lobe of 'Pink Perfume' is light blue violet overlaid by light blue pink while that of 'Palibin' is violet overlaid by darker violet fading to a lighter violet. The outer side of the corolla tube of 'Pink Perfume' is blue pink with a purple to blue pink base while that of 'Palibin' is violet which fades to a lighter violet. The reblooming tendency of 'Pink Perfume' is strong while it is weak for 'Palibin'.


PLANT: upright to spreading growth habit, medium density branching, medium number of inflorescences
ONE-YEAR-OLD SHOOT: grey brown

LEAF: simple, sinuses absent, medium to broad ovate, cuneate base, medium undulation of margin, light to medium green on upper side in spring

FLOWER BUD: brown purple (RHS 186A)
INFLORESCENCE: upright attitude, conic, medium to dense density of flowers
FLOWER: moderate fragrance, single, strong tendency of reblooming
COROLLA LOBE: semi-erect attitude, broad elliptic, absent or weak undulation, medium incurving of margin, acute apex, inner side is light blue violet (whiter than RHS 69D) overlaid by light blue pink (RHS 70D)
COROLLA TUBE: outer side is blue pink (lighter than RHS 70C) with purple to blue pink (close to RHS 70B-C) base
ANTHER: purple
FLOWERING PERIOD: begins early in the season

Origin & Breeding History: 'Pink Perfume' originated from a cross between the female parent variety Syringa meyeri 'Palibin' and the male parent variety Syringa microphylla 'Superba' conducted by the breeder, Andre Franciscus van Nijnatten, in Zundert, Netherlands in 2000. This variety was selected in the summer of 2003 based on its compact plant habit, pink flower colour, strong flower fragrance, strong repeat flowering throughout the season and cold hardiness.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Pink Perfume' was conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2014 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 10 shrubs each of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from quick-turn liners and planted into 8.8 litre containers on June 7, 2013. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on April 3, 2014, except for flower characteristics which were taken on April 29, 2014. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Pink Perfume' with reference variety 'Palibin'

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Pink Perfume' 'Palibin'
mean 2.6 3.4
std. deviation 0.32 0.12

Inflorescence length (cm)

  'Pink Perfume' 'Palibin'
mean 8.9 10.6
std. deviation 0.95 1.25

Colour of flower bud (RHS)

  'Pink Perfume' 'Palibin'
main 186A 75A

Colour of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'Pink Perfume' 'Palibin'
inner side whiter than 69D overlaid by 70D 75D overlaid by 75B fades to whiter than 75D

Colour of corolla tube (RHS)

  'Pink Perfume' 'Palibin'
outer side lighter than 70C with close to 70B-C base 75A-B fades to lighter than 75D

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Pink Perfume
Lilac: 'Pink Perfume' (left) with reference variety 'Palibin' (right)

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Pink Perfume
Lilac: 'Pink Perfume' (left) with reference variety 'Palibin' (right)

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Pink Perfume
Lilac: 'Pink Perfume' (left) with reference variety 'Palibin' (right)

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