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Denomination: 'Carmapur'
Trade name: Magalena Carpet Magic 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: 05-4821
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-11-28
Certificate Number: 3050
Date rights surrendered: 2008-12-18

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Rap Purple' (Rapunzel Purple) and 'USBENAL20' (Superbena Pink Shades)

Summary: Plants of 'Carmapur' have a more upright growth habit than plants of 'Rap Purple' and 'USBENAL20'. Stems of 'Carmapur' have less anthocyanin than the reference varieties. The leaf blades of 'Carmapur' are narrower than those of 'USBENAL20'. The inflorescence of 'Carmapur' is smaller in diameter than that of the reference varieties. The main colour on the upper side of the corolla of 'Carmapur' is purple and strongly fading with age, whereas it is violet in 'Rap Purple' and doesn't fade, and blue pink in 'USBENAL20' and weakly fading with age. The eye zone of the corolla of 'Carmapur' is purple, whereas it is whitish green in 'Rap Purple'.


PLANT: upright, medium in height, narrow to medium in width

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

LEAF: medium in length, 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, broad ovate in profile
CALYX: presence of anthocyanin on teeth only
COROLLA: small, one-coloured, even, purple, strongly fading to violet with age
COROLLA LOBES: free, straight, weak undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: protruding hair purple in colour
COROLLA EYE ZONE: present on three lobes, medium to large, purple.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Carmapur' 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, 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 'Carmapur' 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 'Carmapur' with reference varieties 'Rap Purple' and 'USBENAL20'

Plant height (cm)

  'Carmapur' 'Rap Purple' 'USBENAL20'
mean 15.6 12.1 19.4
std. deviation 2.70 2.35 3.28

Plant width (cm)

  'Carmapur' 'Rap Purple' 'USBENAL20'
mean 36.4 42.5 57.6
std. deviation 2.23 3.83 5.34

Leaf blade length (mm)

  'Carmapur' 'Rap Purple' 'USBENAL20'
mean 33.3 29.7 40.4
std. deviation 3.23 3.27 3.44

Leaf blade width (mm)

  'Carmapur' 'Rap Purple' 'USBENAL20'
mean 19.2 18.5 26.3
std. deviation 3.79 2.17 2.71

Petiole length (mm)

  'Carmapur' 'Rap Purple' 'USBENAL20'
mean 9.6 4.9 8.3
std. deviation 2.55 1.85 1.83

Inflorescence diameter (cm)

  'Carmapur' 'Rap Purple' 'USBENAL20'
mean 4.3 5.0 5.8
std. deviation 0.18 0.33 0.41

Corolla diameter (mm)

  'Carmapur' 'Rap Purple' 'USBENAL20'
mean 15.5 18.6 22.9
std. deviation 0.85 0.52 1.79

Colour on upper side of corolla (RHS)

  'Carmapur' 'Rap Purple' 'USBENAL20'
main colour N74A N80A with N78A tones brighter than 67B

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Verbena: 'Carmapur' (left) with reference varieties 'Rap Purple' (centre) and 'USBENAL20' (right)

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