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Denomination: 'Carpiswi'
Trade name: Magalena Carpet Pink Swirl
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: 05-4823
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-11-28
Certificate Number: 3052
Date rights surrendered: 2012-12-14

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Verena' (Babylon Deep Pink) and 'Sunmarisakura' (Temari Sakura Pink)

Summary: 'Carpiswi' has less anthocyanin on the stems than 'Sunmarisakura'. The leaves of 'Carpiswi' have longer petioles than the reference varieties. The leaf blades of 'Carpiswi' are divided, whereas those of 'Sunmarisakura' are not. The main colour of the upper side of the corolla of 'Carpiswi' is strongly fading to almost white with age, whereas it is darker and weakly fading in 'Verena', and moderately fading in 'Sunmarisakura'.


PLANT: creeping, short, narrow to medium in width

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

LEAF: medium in length, narrow to medium in width
LEAF BLADE: elliptic to rhomboidal, cuneate base, lobed to divided with crenate to serrate margin, medium green, no anthocyanin
PETIOLE: medium to long

INFLORESCENCE: small to medium in diameter, broad ovate in profile
CALYX: presence of anthocyanin on teeth only
COROLLA: medium in diameter, one-coloured, shaded, lighter towards the base, purple red, strongly fading to almost white with age
COROLLA LOBES: free, straight, moderate undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: protruding hair white in colour
COROLLA EYE ZONE: present on one lobe, small, whitish green.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Carpiswi' 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 2001, 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 'Carpiswi' 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 'Carpiswi' with reference varieties 'Verena' and 'Sunmarisakura'

Plant height (cm)

  'Carpiswi' 'Verena' 'Sunmarisakura'
mean 9.9 16.9 N/A
std. deviation 1.65 1.52 N/A

Plant width (cm)

  'Carpiswi' 'Verena' 'Sunmarisakura'
mean 34.4 50.8 54.3
std. deviation 3.03 3.52 5.38

Leaf blade length (mm)

  'Carpiswi' 'Verena' 'Sunmarisakura'
mean 33.9 32.3 26.7
std. deviation 3.11 3.06 2.11

Leaf blade width (mm)

  'Carpiswi' 'Verena' 'Sunmarisakura'
mean 14.1 20.4 20.1
std. deviation 2.23 2.32 1.66

Petiole length (mm)

  'Carpiswi' 'Verena' 'Sunmarisakura'
mean 10.0 6.5 3.5
std. deviation 2.49 1.65 0.97

Inflorescence diameter (cm)

  'Carpiswi' 'Verena' 'Sunmarisakura'
mean 4.6 4.6 5.4
std. deviation 0.29 0.30 0.34

Colour on upper side of corolla (RHS)

  'Carpiswi' 'Verena' 'Sunmarisakura'
main colour N57D 61D 68C

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Verbena: 'Carpiswi' (left) with reference varieties 'Verena' (centre) and 'Sunmarisakura' (right)

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