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Navy Lady


Denomination: 'Navy Lady'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'Jenny Wren'
Botanical Name: Rosa
Applicant/Holder: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Swift Current Research and Development Centre
1 Airport Road
P.O. Box 1030
Swift Current, Saskatchewan
S9H 3X2
Breeder: Claude Richer, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec
Campbell Davidson, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Swift Current, Saskatchewan
Agent in Canada: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization
107 Science Place
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7N 0X2
Tel: (306) 385-9316
Application Date: 2009-04-22
Application Number: 09-6617
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-02-22
Certificate Number: 4277
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2030-02-22

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Champlain'

Summary: The young shoots of 'Navy Lady' have strong anthocyanin colouration while the shoots of 'Champlain' have weak anthocyanin. The upper side of the leaf blade of 'Navy Lady' has strong glossiness while the leaf blade of 'Champlain' has medium glossiness. The flowers of 'Navy Lady' are double while the flowers of 'Champlain' are semi-double. The petals of 'Navy Lady' have absent or very weak incisions while the petals of 'Champlain' have medium incisions. The main colour on the inner side of the petal is dark purple red for 'Navy Lady' while it is red for 'Champlain'. The outer stamen of 'Navy Lady' has an orange filament while the outer stamen of 'Champlain' has a white filament.


PLANT: shrub growth type, moderately spreading growth habit
YOUNG SHOOT: strong anthocyanin colouration
PRICKLES: medium number, reddish

LEAF: medium size, medium green on upper side, no anthocyanin colouration, strong glossiness on upper side, medium undulation of margin
TERMINAL LEAFLET: ovate, rounded base, acuminate apex

FLOWERING: few flowering laterals, many flowers per shoot
FLOWER BUD: medium ovate shape in longitudinal section
FLOWER: double, red colour group, medium petal density, irregularly rounded shape, flattened convex on upper part, concave on lower part, medium fragrance, absent or very weak sepal extensions
PETAL: medium size, reflexing of petals one by one present, obcordate shape, absent or very weak incisions, medium reflexing of margin, weak undulation of margin, one colour on inner side, intensity of colour lighter towards the base, dark purple red (RHS 46A) main colour on inner side, very small white basal spot on inner side
OUTER STAMEN: orange filament
HIP: funnel-shape

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Navy Lady' originated from a controlled cross made at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Station in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec in 2003. The female parent was the variety 'Fourth of July' and the male parent was the variety 'Astrid Lindgren'. The achenes from the ripe fruit were harvested and germinated in the greenhouse facilities at St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec. The seedlings were planted in the greenhouse 3 to 5 months prior to being planted in the field at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada L'Acadie Experimental Farm in Quebec. The seedling population was subjected to several rounds of selection between 2004 and 2008 for hardiness, growth form, foliage colour and flower colour. 'Navy Lady' (experimental designation SJ03H003-02) was selected from this population.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Navy Lady' were conducted an outdoor trial in St. Catherines, Ontario in 2010. The trial included 7 plants of the candidate variety and 10 plants of the reference variety. Plants were spaced 30 cm apart.

Comparison table for 'Navy Lady' with reference variety 'Champlain'

Colour of inner side of petal (RHS)

  'Navy Lady' 'Champlain'
main 46A 45B

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Rose: 'Navy Lady' (left) with reference variety 'Champlain' (right)

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Rose: 'Navy Lady' (left) with reference variety 'Champlain' (right)

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Rose: 'Navy Lady' (left) with reference variety 'Champlain' (right)

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