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Denomination: 'KLEVP05344'
Trade name: Lascar Purple
Botanical Name: Glandularia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Klemm, Nils
Hanfäcker 10
Breeder: Ruijun Li, North Parramatta, Australia
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2005-08-11
Application Number: 05-5032
Date Withdrawn: 2008-08-25

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sunmariba' (Temari Violet)

Summary: The plants of 'KLEVP05344' have a creeping growth habit while those of 'Sunmariba' are semi-upright to creeping. The upper side of the corolla of 'KLEVP05344' is dark red violet upon opening and becomes purple at maturity while for 'Sunmariba' it is violet and fades to lighter violet. The lower side of the corolla is violet for 'KLEVP05344' whereas it is light blue violet for 'Sunmariba'.


PLANT: creeping growth habit, short, medium width
STEM: light green, strong anthocyanin colouration along edges, dense pubescence

LEAF BLADE: medium length, medium width, ovate, cuneate to truncate base, not divided, crenate to serrate margin, medium green on upper side, no anthocyanin colouration on upper side
PETIOLE: short to medium length

INFLORESCENCE: medium to large diameter, broad ovate in profile
CALYX: anthocyanin colouration along margins of teeth only
COROLLA: medium diameter, one coloured, even colour distribution, upon opening it is dark red violet on upper side, when fully open it is purple on upper side, weak fading of colour with age, violet on lower side
COROLLA LOBES: not touching, straight to slightly incurved along longitudinal axis, weak to medium undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: medium to long, tip of protruding hairs is very pale yellow green with a pale pink blotch
COROLLA EYE: present on one corolla lobe only, medium diameter, green yellow

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEVP05344' originated from a cross between the seedlings designated '00.17.3' and '00.8.1'. The cross was conducted by the breeder, Ruijun Li, in Cobbity, New South Wales, Australia in 2001. 'KLEVP05344' was initially selected during the summer of 2002 in Stuttgart, Germany based on its' new flower colour and colour stability. In 2003 and 2004, it was evaluated in outdoor trials conducted in Stuttgart to assess outdoor performance, flower quality and resistance to weather and disease. Also, it was evaluated in greenhouse trials during 2004 in Stuttgart to assess speed and uniformity of rooting, earliness and uniformity of flowering and growth characteristics.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLEVP05344' were conducted in a poly-house during the spring of 2007 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of fifteen (15) plants per variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings transplanted into 11.5 cm pots on May 4, 2007. Measured characteristics were based on measurements taken from ten (10) plants or parts of plants on June 20, 2007. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'KLEVP05344' with reference variety 'Sunmariba'

Colour of upper side of corolla (RHS)

  'KLEVP05344' 'Sunmariba'
upon opening redder than N79C N80A with darker than N78A centre
fully opened 72A-B N80A
fading to N/A N81B

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'KLEVP05344' 'Sunmariba'
lower side N78C 76A-B

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Verbena: 'KLEVP05344' (left) with reference variety 'Sunmariba' (right)

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Verbena: 'KLEVP05344' (left) with reference variety 'Sunmariba' (right)

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