|Trade name:||Magalena Carpet Magic Rose|
|Botanical Name:||Glandularia ×hybrida|
Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Har Stemkens, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Enkhuizen, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2007-11-28|
|Date rights surrendered:||2010-11-25|
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)
Plant width (cm)
Leaf blade length (mm)
Leaf blade width (mm)
Petiole length (mm)
Colour on upper side of corolla (RHS)
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Verbena: 'Carpin' (left) with reference variety 'Verena' (right)
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