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Denomination: 'Cardarpur'
Trade name: Magalena Carpet Midnight Purple
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: 05-4820
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-08-29
Certificate Number: 3337
Date rights surrendered: 2009-09-23

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Lobena' (Babylon Blue) and 'Carpuvi' (Magalena Carpet Midnight Blue)

Summary: 'Cardarpur' is a verbena variety which differs mainly from 'Lobena' and 'Carpuvi' in flower colour. 'Cardarpur' has darker violet flowers than either of the two reference varieties. 'Cardarpur' also has no anthocyanin colouration on the calyx, whereas there is anthocyanin on the calyx teeth of both reference varieties.


PLANT: semi-upright to creeping habit
STEM: light green, absent to weak anthocyanin colouration, dense pubescence

LEAF BLADE: ovate, cuneate base, divided, serrate margin, medium green on upper side, no anthocyanin colouration
PETIOLE: present

INFLORESCENCE: cylindrical to broad ovate in profile
CALYX: no anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: one coloured, shaded colour pattern, lighter colour towards apex of corolla lobes, dark violet on upper side, very weak fading with age, violet on lower side
COROLLA LOBE: free, slightly recurved along longitudinal axis, medium undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: medium length, tip of protruding hairs is grey purple
COROLLA EYE: present on only one lobe, very small in diameter, purplish white

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Cardarpur' originated from a cross made in August 2001 in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. The female parent was 'B0977-10' and the male parent was 'D1462-2'. A plant was selected from the resulting progeny in May 2002, based on criteria for earliness, flower colour and plant habit.

Tests & Trials: The trials for 'Cardarpur' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring/summer of 2007, in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trials consisted of a total of 15 plants of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings, transplanted into 11.5 cm pots on May 4, 2007. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 25, 2007. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison table for 'Cardarpur' with reference varieties 'Lobena' and 'Carpuvi'

Main colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Cardarpur' 'Lobena' 'Carpuvi'
upper side darker than N81A 83B with tones of N81A N81A
lower side close to N82A close to 86B-C N82A-B

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

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

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