|Trade name:||Tukana Deep Red|
|Botanical Name:||Glandularia ×hybrida|
Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Har Stemkens, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Enkhuizen, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
Variety used for comparison: 'Scarlena' (Tukana Scarlet)
Summary: 'Redana' has a slightly smaller diameter inflorescence than 'Scarlena'. The corolla lobe of 'Redana' has a weaker undulation of the margin than 'Scarlena'. 'Redana' has a darker red colour at the base of the corolla lobe than 'Scarlena'.
PLANT: semi-upright growth habit, short to medium height, medium to wide width
STEM: light green, weak to medium anthocyanin colouration on middle third
LEAF BLADE: short to medium length, very narrow to narrow, lanceolate to ovate shape, cuneate base, no divisions, dentate to serrate 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: anthocyanin colouration present on teeth only
COROLLA: medium diameter, one colour, shaded colour pattern, lighter colour towards the apex of the lobes, red with dark purple red at the throat on the upper side, weakly fading change in colour with age, red to dark purple red lower side
COROLLA LOBES: free, incurved to straight along longitudinal axis, weak undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: long, tip of protruding hairs is light green with a pink spot
COROLLA EYE: absent
Origin & Breeding History: 'Redana' originated from a mutation of the verbena hybrida variety 'Scarlena' discovered in May 2001 in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. 'Redana' was selected as a single plant in May 2001 based on flower colour and mildew tolerance.
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 'Redana' with reference variety 'Scarlena'
Inflorescence diameter (cm)
Main corolla colour (RHS)
|upper side||45B-45A with 46A at throat||more orange than 45B with 45A at base|
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Verbena: 'Redana' (left) with reference variety 'Scarlena' (right)
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