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Denomination: 'Pechena'
Trade name: Magalena Ultra Peach
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: 06-5635
Date Withdrawn: 2009-09-23

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balazcoral' (Aztec Coral)

Summary: 'Pechena' has medium green leaves while they are dark green in 'Balazcoral'. The corolla diameter of 'Pechena' is smaller than 'Balazcoral'. 'Pechena' has more orange in the pink red upper side corolla than 'Balazcoral'. The lower side of the corolla of 'Pechena' is light yellow orange while it is light pink red in 'Balazcoral'.


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

LEAF BLADE: short to medium length, very narrow to narrow, lanceolate to ovate shape, cuneate to truncate base, no divisions, crenate to dentate 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: small diameter, one colour, shaded colour pattern, light yellow orange to orange upper side, strongly fading change in colour with age, light yellow orange lower side
COROLLA LOBES: touching, incurved along longitudinal axis, strong undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: long, tip of protruding hairs is light green
COROLLA EYE: medium size, green yellow

Origin & Breeding History: 'Pechena' originated from a self pollination of 'D0806-1' conducted during May 2001 at Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. The initial selection was made in May 2002 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 'Pechena' with reference variety 'Balazcoral'

Corolla diameter (mm)

  'Pechena' 'Balazcoral'
mean 17.0 23.6
std. deviation 0.71 2.07

Main corolla colour (RHS)

  'Pechena' 'Balazcoral'
upper side newly opened 41C-D with 50A base 52D
upper side fully opened 23D with 29B base 49B-C
upper side aged 19B-D 36D
lower side 19C 36C to white

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Verbena: 'Pechena' (left) with reference variety 'Balazcoral' (right)

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