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Denomination: 'Eveline'
Botanical Name: Salvia
Applicant/Holder: Oudolf, Petrus Hendricus
Broekstraat 17, 6999 De
Breeder: Petrus Hendricus Oudolf, Hummelo, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
R.R. #2
Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 2002-08-29
Application Number: 02-3227
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-01-24
Certificate Number: 2674
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2025-01-24

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Rosenwein' and 'Pink Delight'

Summary: 'Eveline' has a taller plant height than 'Rosenwein'. The leaf of 'Eveline' is larger than in 'Rosenwein'. 'Eveline' has a longer petiole than 'Rosenwein'. The inflorescence of 'Eveline' is longer than 'Rosenwein' and 'Pink Delight'. 'Eveline' has a blue-pink flower colour while the flower is purple in 'Rosenwein' and violet in 'Pink Delight'. 'Eveline' has a larger floret than 'Rosenwein'.


'Eveline' is a vegetatively propagated perennial hybrid salvia variety which has an upright bushy to bushy rounded growth habit with strong degree of branching. The moderately thick edged stem is medium green in colour with no anthocyanin or glaucosity but medium to dense pubescence.
The simple type leaves are arranged in an opposite fashion along the stem. The leaf is lanceolate in shape with an acute apex and cordate to truncate shaped base. The leaf has a crenate margin, medium pubescence on the upper and lower sides and no glaucosity on the upper side. The leaf is dark green in colour with no variegation. There is a petiole with no anthocyanin colouration.

'Eveline' flowers almost continously during the middle of the season for a moderate amount of time. The medium sized erect florets are borne both terminally and axillary in a whorled like fashion on the spike type inflorescence. The colour of the upper and lower lip of the floret is blue-pink.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Eveline' was discovered in Hummelo, The Netherlands in 2000 from seedlings produced by a cross between the female parent Salvia 'Amethyst' and the male parent Salvia 'Tanzerin' which occurred in 1999. The objectives of the breeding program was to create new hybrid Salvia cultivars with improved form/habit and floral traits. 'Eveline' was selected based on flower colour and compact plant form.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials were conducted in a polyhouse at Oxford Station, Ontario during the summer/fall 2005. 15 plants of each variety were individually grown in 15cm plastic pots with a pot spacing of 30cm.

Comparison tables for 'Eveline' with reference varieties 'Rosenwein' and 'Pink Delight'

Plant height (cm)

  'Eveline' 'Rosenwein' 'Pink Delight'
mean 53.70 32.00 50.20
std. deviation 8.71 7.05 3.39

Leaf length (cm)

  'Eveline' 'Rosenwein' 'Pink Delight'
mean 9.45 5.95 10.26
std. deviation 1.38 1.54 1.37

Leaf width (cm)

  'Eveline' 'Rosenwein' 'Pink Delight'
mean 4.86 2.12 3.90
std. deviation 1.27 0.49 0.49

Petiole length (cm)

  'Eveline' 'Rosenwein' 'Pink Delight'
mean 3.73 1.47 3.17
std. deviation 1.78 0.45 1.26

Inflorescence length (cm)

  'Eveline' 'Rosenwein' 'Pink Delight'
mean 35.60 12.70 24.02
std. deviation 7.47 3.45 3.40

Floret colour (RHS)

  'Eveline' 'Rosenwein' 'Pink Delight'
upper lip 73B N74B/C 75C/D
lower lip 73A/B N74B/C 75C/D

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Salvia: 'Eveline' (top left) and 'Pink Delight' (top right) with reference variety 'Rosenwein' (bottom)

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