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Denomination: 'Carwi'
Trade name: Magalena Carpet White
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: 05-4825
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-11-28
Certificate Number: 3054
Date rights surrendered: 2012-12-14

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Blancena' (Tukana White)

Summary: Plants of 'Carwi' have longer leaves than plants of 'Blancena'. The petioles of 'Carwi' are longer than those of 'Blancena'.


PLANT: upright to semi-upright, medium to tall, narrow to medium in width

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

LEAF: long, medium to wide
LEAF BLADE: ovate, cuneate base, lobed with crenate to serrate margin, medium green, no anthocyanin
PETIOLE: medium to long

INFLORESCENCE: medium to large in diameter, broad ovate in profile
CALYX: absence of anthocyanin
COROLLA: large in diameter, one-coloured, even, white
COROLLA LOBES: free to touching, mostly recurved, moderate to strong undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: protruding hair white in colour
COROLLA EYE ZONE: present on one lobe, very small to small, green yellow.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Carwi' 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 2000 in Enkhuizen between the female parent 'Z0736-1' and the male parent 'Z0063-1'. A plant was selected from the resulting progeny in May 2001, and was selfed. The resulting seed was sown in January 2001 and the new variety was selected 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 'Carwi' 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 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart 2001.

Comparison tables for 'Carwi' with reference variety 'Blancena'

Plant width (cm)

  'Carwi' 'Blancena'
mean 39.1 46.8
std. deviation 6.16 4.17

Leaf blade length (mm)

  'Carwi' 'Blancena'
mean 40.6 32.4
std. deviation 1.90 3.44

Petiole length (mm)

  'Carwi' 'Blancena'
mean 8.6 6.0
std. deviation 1.35 1.25

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Verbena: 'Carwi' (left) with reference variety 'Blancena' (right)

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