Language selection




Denomination: 'Carpin'
Trade name: Magalena Carpet Magic Rose
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: 05-4822
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-11-28
Certificate Number: 3051
Date rights surrendered: 2010-11-25

Variety Description

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

Summary: Plants of 'Carpin' have a more creeping growth habit and are smaller than plants of 'Verena'. The leaves of 'Carpin' are smaller than those of 'Verena'. The main colour on the upper side of the corolla of 'Carpin' fades strongly with age, whereas that of 'Verena' does not.


PLANT: creeping, short, narrow

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

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

INFLORESCENCE: small to medium in diameter, broad ovate in profile
CALYX: absence of anthocyanin
COROLLA: small to medium in diameter, one-coloured, even, purple red, strongly fading with age
COROLLA LOBES: free, incurved, weak undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: protruding hair white in colour
COROLLA EYE ZONE: present on one lobe, very small to small in diameter, whitish green.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Carpin' 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 2001 in Enkhuizen, between the female parent 'Oxena' and the male parent 'B0977-7'. The new variety was selected from the resulting progeny in May 2002, based on criteria for early flowering, flower colour and plant habit. The variety has been propagated asexually through vegetative cuttings since June 2002.

Tests & Trials: The tests and trials for 'Carpin' 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 19, 2006. All colour measurements were made using the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart 2001.

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

Plant height (cm)

  'Carpin' 'Verena'
mean 9.4 16.9
std. deviation 1.12 1.52

Plant width (cm)

  'Carpin' 'Verena'
mean 32.9 50.8
std. deviation 3.03 3.52

Leaf blade length (mm)

  'Carpin' 'Verena'
mean 25.0 32.3
std. deviation 2.58 3.06

Leaf blade width (mm)

  'Carpin' 'Verena'
mean 17.4 20.4
std. deviation 2.01 2.32

Petiole length (mm)

  'Carpin' 'Verena'
mean 8.0 6.5
std. deviation 1.25 1.65

Colour on upper side of corolla (RHS)

  'Carpin' 'Verena'
main colour N66B 61D

Click on image for larger view
Verbena: 'Carpin' (left) with reference variety 'Verena' (right)

Date modified: