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Denomination: 'Ipinena'
Trade name: Ipanema Salmon
Botanical Name: Glandularia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Henricus G.W. 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: 2005-11-07
Application Number: 06-5633
Date Withdrawn: 2009-09-23

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sunmaref TP-SAP' (Tapien Salmon)

Summary: 'Ipinena' has a semi-upright growth habit while it is creeping in 'Sunmaref TP-SAP'. The plant width of 'Ipinena' is narrower than 'Sunmaref TP-SAP'. 'Ipinena' has a longer leaf than 'Sunmaref TP-SAP'. The calyx of 'Ipinena' has anthocyanin colouration on the teeth only while it is on the upper part in 'Sunmaref TP-SAP'. 'Ipinena' mainly has a purple red colour on the upper side of the corolla fading to a blue pink while the colour is purple red fading to a light blue pink in 'Sunmaref TP-SAP'.


PLANT: semi-upright growth habit, narrow to medium width
STEM: light green, medium anthocyanin colouration on middle third

LEAF BLADE: long, narrow, rhomboid shape, cuneate base, dissected, crenate to serrate margin, medium green on upper side, no anthocyanin colouration on upper side

INFLORESCENCE: very small to small diameter, broad ovate in profile
CALYX: anthocyanin colouration on teeth only
COROLLA: very small to small diameter, one colour, shaded colour pattern, lighter colour towards apex of corolla lobes, purple red on upper side weakly fading to blue pink with age, light blue pink on lower side
COROLLA LOBES: free, mostly straight along longitudinal axis, weak undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: very short to short, tip of protruding hairs is light green with a pink spot
COROLLA EYE: small to medium diameter, whitish green

Origin & Breeding History: 'Ipinena' originated from a controlled pollination between the female parent 'B0859-5' and the male parent 'C0776-4' conducted in August 2000 at Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. The initial selection was made in May 2001 based on the selection criteria of early flowering time, plant form, and sterility.

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 'Ipinena' with reference variety 'Sunmaref TP-SAP'

Plant width (cm)

  'Ipinena' 'Sunmaref TP-SAP'
mean 52.2 72.5
std. deviation 3.61 8.23

Leaf length (mm)

  'Ipinena' 'Sunmaref TP-SAP'
mean 42.1 29.4
std. deviation 3.98 5.42

Main corolla colour (RHS)

  'Ipinena' 'Sunmaref TP-SAP'
upper side lighter than 58C 61D
aged upper side 62A 62C

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Verbena: 'Ipinena' (left) with reference variety 'Sunmaref TP-SAP' (right)

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