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Denomination: 'Carburgun'
Trade name: Magalena Carpet Burgundy
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: 2005-04-29
Application Number: 05-4819
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-11-28
Certificate Number: 3049
Date rights surrendered: 2008-12-18

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Rap Burg Two' (Rapunzel Burgundy '04)

Summary: Plants of 'Carburgun' are smaller than plants of 'Rap Burg Two'. The leaves of 'Carburgun' are narrower than those of 'Rap Burg Two'. The leaf blades of 'Carburgun' have a lanceolate to elliptic shape and are divided with a crenate margin, whereas those of 'Rap Burg Two' are ovate to rhombic in shape, and are dissected with a serrate margin. The hair protruding from the corolla tube is purple in 'Carburgun' and light green in 'Rap Burg Two'. The corolla of 'Carburgun' is larger than that of 'Rap Burg Two'. The corolla lobes of 'Carburgun' are recurved, whereas those of 'Rap Burg Two' are incurved. 'Carburgun' has a purple eye zone, whereas 'Rap Burg Two' has a whitish-green eye zone.


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

STEM: light green, dense pubescence, absent to very weak anthocyanin

LEAF: medium in length, narrow to medium in width
LEAF BLADE: lanceolate to elliptic, cuneate base, divided, crenate margin, medium green, no anthocyanin
PETIOLE: medium in length

INFLORESCENCE: small to medium in size, broad ovate in profile
CALYX: absence of anthocyanin
COROLLA: medium in diameter, one-coloured, even, purple, weakly fading with age
COROLLA LOBES: free to touching, recurved, moderate undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: protruding hair purple in colour
COROLLA EYE ZONE: present on one lobe, purple.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Carburgun' 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 1997 in Enkhuizen, between the female parent 'T0483-1' and the male parent 'T0593-1'. A plant was selected from the resulting progeny in May 1998, and the selected plant was selfed for three generations. The F4 seed was sown in January 2001, and the new variety was selected from this progeny based on criteria for earliness, flower colour and plant habit. The variety has been propagated asexually through vegetative cuttings since June 2001.

Tests & Trials: The tests and trials for 'Carburgun' 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 22, 2006. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Carburgun' with reference variety 'Rap Burg Two'

Plant height (cm)

  'Carburgun' 'Rap Burg Two'
mean 9.0 15.7
std. deviation 1.13 2.71

Plant width (cm)

  'Carburgun' 'Rap Burg Two'
mean 30.8 41.2
std. deviation 3.80 2.70

Leaf blade width (mm)

  'Carburgun' 'Rap Burg Two'
mean 15.4 29.8
std. deviation 2.84 3.68

Petiole length (mm)

  'Carburgun' 'Rap Burg Two'
mean 7.1 9.7
std. deviation 2.42 3.47

Inflorescence diameter (cm)

  'Carburgun' 'Rap Burg Two'
mean 4.8 4.3
std. deviation 0.27 0.21

Corolla diameter (mm)

  'Carburgun' 'Rap Burg Two'
mean 19.5 14.3
std. deviation 0.53 0.48

Colour on upper side of corolla (RHS)

  'Carburgun' 'Rap Burg Two'
main colour more red than N79C more red than N79A

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Verbena: 'Carburgun' (left) with reference variety 'Rap Burg Two' (right)

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