|Trade name:||Charmed Velvet|
|Botanical Name:||Oxalis regnellii|
Szent Imre h. u. 12/A
József Retkes, Retkes, Jozsef, Szombathely, Hungary
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2007-10-10|
|Date rights surrendered:||2013-11-27|
Variety used for comparison: 'Zinfandel'
Summary: Plants of 'Jroxblavel' have larger leaves than 'Zinfandel'.'Jroxblavel' has longer pedicels and larger corollas than 'Zinfandel'. The main colour of the corollas of 'Jroxblavel' is white with a purple blush, whereas it is yellow orange on the upper side and light yellow on the lower side for 'Zinfandel'.
PLANT: upright to semi-upright, presence of basal branching
STEM: light green, very weak anthocyanin colouration at the base of the stem, absent to very weak pubescence
LEAF: terminal location on shoot, shallow incision of lobe, no variegation, purple-black on upper side, dark purple on lower side, no pubescence on upper side, moderate pubescence in between veins of the lower side
CALYX: light green
INFLORESCENCE: scapose umbel, average of 3.6 open flowers
COROLLA: rotate to funnel form, white on upper and lower side with a purple blush, very weakly conspicuous veins
ANTHERS: yellow and brown
Origin & Breeding History: The new oxalis variety 'Jroxblavel' was developed by the breeder Józseph Retkes in Szombathely, Hungary. It originates from a seedling selected from Oxalis regnellii in Hungary in 1993. The final selection was made in 2001 based on flower colour, foliage colour and excellent longevity.
Tests & Trials: The test and trial for 'Jroxblavel' was conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2006 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 15 plants of each variety. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 15 cm pots on April 25, 2006. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 27 to 30, 2006. All colour measurements were made using the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart 2001.
Comparison tables for 'Jroxblavel' with reference variety 'Zinfandel'
Leaf diameter (cm)
Length of terminal lobe of leaflet (cm)
Width of terminal lobe of leaflet (cm)
Length of pedicel (cm)
Diameter of corolla (mm)
Length of corolla tube (mm)
Length of corolla lobe (mm)
Main colour of leaf (RHS)
|upper side||more purple than 202A||N200A and N187A blended|
Main colour of corolla (RHS)
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Oxalis: 'Jroxblavel' (left) with reference variety 'Zinfandel' (right)
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