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Denomination: 'Balazmapurp'
Trade name: Aztec Magic Purple
Botanical Name: Glandularia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Ball Horticultural Company
622 Town Road
West Chicago, Illinois
United States of America
Breeder: Ball Horticultural Company, West Chicago, 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: 2004-01-14
Application Number: 04-3995
Grant of Rights Date: 2006-10-23
Certificate Number: 2560
Date rights surrendered: 2010-12-29

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Mylena' and 'Lan Bule' (Lanai Blue)

Summary: 'Balazmapurp' has a shorter plant height than 'Mylena' and a narrower plant width than the reference varieties. 'Balazmapurp' has no anthocyanin in the stem while 'Mylena' has medium anthocyanin and 'Lan Bule' has medium to strong anthocyanin. The leaf blades of 'Balazmapurp' are dissected while the leaf blades of 'Mylena' are divided and the leaf blade margins of 'Lan Bule' are crenate. 'Balazmapurp' has a smaller inflorescence and corolla diameter than the reference varieties. 'Balazmapurp' differs in flower colour from the reference varieties and has a larger eye zone than 'Lan Bule'.


'Balazmapurp' has a semi-upright growth habit with short plant height and narrow plant width. The stem has medium to dense pubescence and is light green in colour. There is no anthocyanin colouration in the stem. The leaf blade is medium in length and medium to wide in width. The leaf blade is rhombic in shape with a cuneate base and dissected margin. The upper side of the leaf blade is medium green in colour and there is no anthocyanin. The petiole is medium in length.

'Balazmapurp' has a small to medium inflorescence which is broad ovate in profile. The calyx has no anthocyanin colouration. The corolla tube is short in length and the hairs protruding from the corolla tube are white. The corolla is small in diameter and the lobes are touching. The corolla lobes are incurved to straight along the longitudinal axis and have medium undulation of the margin. The colour pattern on the corolla is even. The colour of the upper side of the corolla is violet which strongly intensifies with age. There is a large corolla eye present which is whitish green in colour.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Balazmapurp' originated in a controlled breeding program during December 2001 at Arroyo Grande, California, USA. The female parent was the variety 'Balazdapi', characterized by its mounded-trailing habit, dark purple flowers and dark green foliage. The male parent was the variety 'Serenity Lavender', characterized by its mounded habit, light lavender flowers and dark green foliage. The initial selection was made in April 2002 and asexual propagation since that time has been through the use of vegetative cuttings.

Tests & Trials: 'Balazmapurp' was tested in a polyhouse during the summer of 2005, in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 15 plants of the candidate and reference varieties. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 15 cm pots on April 25, 2005. All colour measurements were made using the RHS Colour Chart 2001. Measured characteristics were based on ten plant measurements.

Comparison tables for 'Balazmapurp' with reference varieties 'Mylena' and 'Lan Bule'

Plant height (cm)

  'Balazmapurp' 'Mylena' 'Lan Bule'
mean 7.9 20.1 9.5
std. deviation 1.64 2.59 3.03

Plant width (cm)

  'Balazmapurp' 'Mylena' 'Lan Bule'
mean 37.8 53.8 47.4
std. deviation 3.21 4.14 3.11

Inflorescence diameter (cm)

  'Balazmapurp' 'Mylena' 'Lan Bule'
mean 4.5 5.4 5.9
std. deviation 0.21 0.18 0.43

Corolla diameter (cm)

  'Balazmapurp' 'Mylena' 'Lan Bule'
mean 17.3 18.7 20.2
std. deviation 0.67 0.67 0.63

Main colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Balazmapurp' 'Mylena' 'Lan Bule'
upper side N81A-B (darker at lobe apex) N78A-B (darker at lobe apex) N87A with blue tones
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