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Denomination: 'Balazdapima'
Trade name: Aztec Dark Pink Magic
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: 2005-02-18
Application Number: 05-4603
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-09-25
Certificate Number: 2943
Date rights surrendered: 2010-09-20

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Verena' (Babylon Deep Pink)

Summary: 'Balazdapima' has smaller plants and more pubescence on the stems than 'Verena'. The main colour of the upper side of the corolla of 'Balazdapima' is blue pink whereas it is purple red in 'Verena'. The eye on the corolla of 'Balazdapima' is medium in size and present on three lobes, whereas it is small and present on one lobe only in 'Verena'.


PLANT: semi-upright to creeping, short to medium in height, narrow to wide

STEM: light green, dense pubescence, moderate anthocyanin

LEAF: short to medium in length, narrow to medium in width
LEAF BLADE: ovate to rhomboidal, cuneate base, divided, serrate margin, medium green, no anthocyanin
PETIOLE: medium in length

INFLORESCENCE: small to medium in size, broad ovate in profile
CALYX: anthocyanin on teeth only
COROLLA: medium in diameter, one-coloured, even in colour, blue pink, weakly fading with age
COROLLA LOBES: free to touching, incurved, weak undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: protruding hair light green in colour
COROLLA EYE ZONE: present on three lobes, medium diameter, whitish green

Origin & Breeding History: 'Balazdapima' was developed in 2002 and 2003 in Rijsenhout, The Netherlands. The female parent was a proprietary verbena selection called '905-5', characterized by its burgundy flower colour and low, well branched growth habit. The male parent was a proprietary verbena selection designated '957-4', characterized by its burgundy flower colour and low, well-branched growth habit. The initial selection was made in 2003, and the variety has been propagated asexually through vegetative cuttings since then.

Tests & Trials: The tests and trials for 'Balazdapima' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring and summer of 2006, at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 15 plants of each variety. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 10 cm pots on April 18, 2006. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 17 to 19, 2006. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Balazdapima' with reference variety 'Verena'

Plant height (cm)

  'Balazdapima' 'Verena'
mean 10.7 16.9
std. deviation 1.78 1.52

Plant width (cm)

  'Balazdapima' 'Verena'
mean 35.0 50.8
std. deviation 2.47 3.52

Leaf blade length (mm)

  'Balazdapima' 'Verena'
mean 29.0 32.3
std. deviation 3.09 3.06

Leaf blade width (mm)

  'Balazdapima' 'Verena'
mean 16.6 20.4
std. deviation 2.41 2.32

Colour on upper side of corolla (RHS)

  'Balazdapima' 'Verena'
main colour closest to 72D 61D

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Verbena: 'Balazdapima' (left) with reference variety 'Verena' (right)

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