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Denomination: 'KLEVP06349'
Trade name: Fuego Denim Blue
Botanical Name: Glandularia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Klemm, Nils
Hanfäcker 10
Breeder: Graham Brown, Macquarie Fields, Australia
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2006-07-14
Application Number: 06-5553
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-10-26
Certificate Number: 3673
Date rights surrendered: 2015-08-21

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'USBENAL11' (Superbena Large Lilac Blue)

Summary: 'KLEVP06349' has a shorter, wider plant than 'USBENAL11'. The anthocyanin colouration of the stem of 'KLEVP06349' is stronger than 'USBENAL11'. 'KLEVP06349' has a longer corolla tube than 'USBENAL11'. The main colour of the upper side of the corolla of 'KLEVP06349' is a darker violet than in 'USBENAL11'. 'KLEVP06349' corolla colour fades more with age than 'USBENAL11'.


PLANT: semi-upright to creeping growth habit, very short to short height, wide to very wide width
STEM: light green, strong anthocyanin colouration on middle third

LEAF BLADE: short, narrow, ovate shape, truncate base, no divisions, crenate margin, medium green on upper side, no anthocyanin colouration on upper side
PETIOLE: very short to short

INFLORESCENCE: medium to large diameter, broad ovate in profile
CALYX: no anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: medium diameter, one colour, shaded colour pattern, lighter colour towards apex of corolla lobes, violet on upper side when first opened to a blue violet when fully opened, strongly fading change in colour with age, light blue violet (RHS 85C-D) on lower side
COROLLA LOBES: free, incurved along longitudinal axis, medium undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: long, tip of protruding hairs is grey purple
COROLLA EYE: small to medium diameter, green yellow

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEVP06349' originated from a controlled pollination made between the seedlings V1 x V3 conducted in the summer of 2002 at Camden, Australia. The initial selection was made in the summer of 2004 based on the selection criteria of growth habit, flower colour and powdery mildew resistance. In 2004-2005, the seedlings were evaluated in greenhouse trials and outdoor performance trials in Stuttgart, Germany.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials were conducted in a poly house in the spring of 2008 in St. Thomas, Ontario. There were 15 plants of each variety individually grown in 12 cm plastic pots. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'KLEVP06349' with reference variety 'USBENAL11'

Plant height (cm)

  'KLEVP06349' 'USBENAL11'
mean 10.6 20.6
std. deviation 1.72 2.28

Plant width (cm)

  'KLEVP06349' 'USBENAL11'
mean 84.0 58.3
std. deviation 6.58 4.31

Main corolla colour (RHS)

  'KLEVP06349' 'USBENAL11'
upper side N87A-86D N82B

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Verbena: 'KLEVP06349' (left) with reference variety 'USBENAL11' (right)

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