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Denomination: 'Iplilena'
Trade name: Ipanema Lilac
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: 06-5634
Date Withdrawn: 2009-09-23

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sunmaref TP-P' (Tapien Pink)

Summary: 'Iplilena' has a wider plant with weaker anthocyanin colouration of the stems than 'Sunmaref TP-P'. The calyx of 'Iplilena' has anthocyanin colouration on the upper part while it is over the entire calyx in 'Sunmaref TP-P'. 'Iplilena' has a slightly larger corolla diameter than 'Sunmaref TP-P'. The main colour of the upper side of the corolla of 'Iplilena' is a darker violet than 'Sunmaref TP-P'. 'Iplilena' has a violet ring around the eye zone while it is purple in 'Sunmaref TP-P'.


PLANT: creeping growth habit, wide width
STEM: light green, weak anthocyanin colouration on middle third

LEAF BLADE: short to medium length, medium to wide width, deltoid shape, cuneate to truncate base, dissected, serrate margin, medium green on upper side, no anthocyanin colouration on upper side
PETIOLE: short to medium length

INFLORESCENCE: very small diameter, broad ovate in profile
CALYX: anthocyanin colouration on upper part
COROLLA: small to medium diameter, two colours, shaded colour pattern, lighter colour towards apex of corolla lobes, violet on upper side strongly fading with age with a slightly darker violet colour around eye zone, light blue violet (RHS 76A) on lower side
COROLLA LOBES: free, straight along longitudinal axis, weak undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: very short to short, tip of protruding hairs is white
COROLLA EYE: small to medium diameter, light pink

Origin & Breeding History: 'Iplilena' originated from a self pollination of 'A0961-1' conducted during August 1999 at Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. The initial selection was made in May 2000 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 'Iplilena' with reference variety 'Sunmaref TP-P'

Plant width (cm)

  'Iplilena' 'Sunmaref TP-P'
mean 81.4 56.5
std. deviation 5.25 4.69

Corolla diameter (mm)

  'Iplilena' 'Sunmaref TP-P'
mean 18.0 15.4
std. deviation 1.22 0.88

Main corolla colours (RHS)

  'Iplilena' 'Sunmaref TP-P'
upper side N81B-C 75A with streaks of 68B
ring around eye N78A N74A

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Verbena: 'Iplilena' (left) with reference variety 'Sunmaref TP-P' (right)

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