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Denomination: 'Carpuvi'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'Carblue'
Trade name: Magalena Carpet Midnight Blue
Botanical Name: Glandularia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Har Stemkens, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Enkhuizen, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2005-04-28
Application Number: 05-4815
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-11-28
Certificate Number: 3048
Date rights surrendered: 2013-11-28

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Lobena' (Babylon Blue) and 'Rap Viotwo' (Rapunzel Violet '06)

Summary: Plants of 'Carpuvi' are narrower and have narrower leaves than plants of 'Lobena' and of 'Rap Viotwo'. Leaf blades of 'Carpuvi' have divided to dissected margins, whereas those of the reference varieties are lobed. The leaf blades of 'Carpuvi' are lighter green than those of 'Rap Viotwo'. The corolla lobes of 'Carpuvi' are recurved, whereas those of 'Lobena' are incurved and those of 'Rap Viotwo' are straight. The eye zone of 'Carpuvi' is purple, whereas that of 'Lobena' is white and 'Rap Viotwo' has none.


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

STEM: medium green, moderate pubescence, absent to very weak anthocyanin

LEAF: medium in length, narrow to medium in width
LEAF BLADE: ovate to elliptic, cuneate to truncate base, divided to dissected with serrate margin, medium green, no anthocyanin
PETIOLE: medium to long

INFLORESCENCE: small in diameter, cylindrical in profile
CALYX: presence of anthocyanin on teeth only
COROLLA: small to medium in diameter, one-coloured, even, violet, weakly fading with age
COROLLA LOBES: free, recurved, moderate undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: protruding hair grey purple in colour
COROLLA EYE ZONE: present on one lobe, very small to small, purple.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Carpuvi' was developed in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands, by the breeder Har Stemkens, an employee of Syngenta Seeds B.V. The new variety originated from a cross made in August 1999 in Enkhuizen, between the female parent 'Z0924-3' and the male parent 'Z0637-2'. A plant was selected from the resulting progeny in May 2000, and the selected plant was selfed. The resulting seed was sown in January 2001, and the new variety was selected based on criteria for early flowering, flower colour and plant habit. The variety has been propagated asexually through vegetative cuttings since June 2001.

Tests & Trials: The tests and trials for 'Carpuvi' 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 'Carpuvi' with reference varieties 'Lobena' and 'Rap Viotwo'

Plant height (cm)

  'Carpuvi' 'Lobena' 'Rap Viotwo'
mean 11.6 N/A 15.7
std. deviation 1.58 N/A 2.72

Plant width (cm)

  'Carpuvi' 'Lobena' 'Rap Viotwo'
mean 35.4 60.6 41.9
std. deviation 3.17 3.60 7.02

Leaf blade length (mm)

  'Carpuvi' 'Lobena' 'Rap Viotwo'
mean 31.8 39.8 37.8
std. deviation 2.97 4.89 3.58

Leaf blade width (mm)

  'Carpuvi' 'Lobena' 'Rap Viotwo'
mean 18.2 25.4 20.9
std. deviation 2.15 2.37 3.21

Inflorescence diameter (cm)

  'Carpuvi' 'Lobena' 'Rap Viotwo'
mean 4.1 4.8 4.9
std. deviation 0.30 0.36 0.33

Corolla diameter (mm)

  'Carpuvi' 'Lobena' 'Rap Viotwo'
mean 17.1 19.9 19.2
std. deviation 0.99 1.10 1.03

Colour on upper side of corolla (RHS)

  'Carpuvi' 'Lobena' 'Rap Viotwo'
main colour N81A 83B with N81A tones darker than N81A

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Verbena: 'Carpuvi' (left) with reference varieties 'Lobena' (centre) and 'Rap Viotwo' (right)

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