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Lan Roypureye


Denomination: 'Lan Roypureye'
Trade name: Lanai Royal Purple with Eye
Botanical Name: Glandularia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Mitchell Hanes, Goldsmith Seeds, Inc., Morgan Hill, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2003-07-09
Application Number: 03-3775
Grant of Rights Date: 2005-07-19
Certificate Number: 2172
Date rights surrendered: 2018-05-31

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Lan Purey Two' (Lanai Purple with eye) and 'Lan Depur' (Lanai Deep Purple)

Summary: 'Lan Roypureye' has a larger corolla diameter than the reference varieties. 'Lan Roypureye' differs from the reference varieties in flower colour and has a larger eye zone which is whitish in colour while the eye zone of 'Lan Purey Two' is green yellow and the eye zone of 'Lan Depur' is purple.


'Lan Roypureye' has a creeping growth habit. The stem has dense pubescence and is light green in colour with strong anthocyanin colouration. The leaf blade is ovate in shape with a cuneate to truncate shaped base. The leaf blade is not lobed and has crenate margin incisions. The leaf blade is medium green in colour and has no anthocyanin.

The inflorescence of 'Lan Roypureye' is broad ovate in profile. The calyx has anthocyanin colouration on the teeth. The corolla tube is long in length and the hairs at the edge of the corolla tube are white to light green yellow in colour at the tip. The corolla lobes are touching to overlapping, are incurved along the longitudinal axis and have medium undulation of the margin. The corolla is violet in colour with a shaded colour pattern. the colour is lighter towards the apex of the lobes. The corolla colour fades slightly as it ages. There is a corolla eye present which is very large in size and whitish in colour.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Lan Roypureye' originated from a cross made at Gilroy, California, USA in May 2000. The female parent was the variety 'Lan Roypur' and the male parent was a proprietary verbena selection designated 99-978-1, a line with light purple flowers with an eye zone. The initial selection was made in January 2001 based on flower colour, flower form and plant habit.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Lan Roypureye' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2004 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 15 plants of the candidate and reference variety. Plants were grown from rooted cuttings transplanted into 15cm pots on April 14, 2004. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 RHS colour chart and measured characteristics were based on ten measurements.

Comparison tables for 'Lan Roypureye' with reference varieties 'Lan Purey Two' and 'Lan Depur'

Corolla diameter (mm)

  'Lan Roypureye' 'Lan Purey Two' 'Lan Depur'
mean 24.1 22.5 20.4
std. deviation 1.66 0.97 2.00

Main colour of upper side of corolla when fully open (RHS)

  'Lan Roypureye' 'Lan Purey Two' 'Lan Depur'
margin darker than N81A N78A more purple than 83A
centre N79C N78A N79A
base N79A N79C N79A
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