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Denomination: 'Carmali'
Trade name: Magalena Carpet Lipstick
Botanical Name: Glandularia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Har 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: 2006-11-22
Application Number: 07-6044
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-09-23
Certificate Number: 3627
Date rights surrendered: 2013-09-24

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Carmapin'

Summary: 'Carmali' has a divided type leaf while it is a dissected type in 'Carmapin'. The petiole of 'Carmali' is shorter than 'Carmapin'. 'Carmali' has a larger corolla diameter than 'Carmapin'. The main colour of the lower side of the corolla of 'Carmali' is blue pink while it is violet in 'Carmapin'.


PLANT: creeping growth habit, narrow width
STEM: light green, medium anthocyanin colouration on middle third

LEAF BLADE: short, narrow to medium width, ovate to broad ovate shape, cuneate base, divided, crenate margin, medium green on upper side, no anthocyanin colouration on upper side
PETIOLE: short

INFLORESCENCE: small to medium diameter, broad ovate in profile
CALYX: no anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: medium to large diameter, one colour, shaded colour pattern, lighter colour towards apex of corolla lobes, purple red (RHS N57A) on upper side when newly opened, purple red (RHS 58B) with blue pink (RHS N66D) towards apex of lobes when fully opened, strongly fading change in colour with age, blue pink on lower side with white undertones
COROLLA LOBES: free, mostly straight along longitudinal axis, weak undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: medium length, tip of protruding hairs is whitish green
COROLLA EYE: very small to small diameter, light pink

Origin & Breeding History: 'Carmali' originated from a controlled pollination between the female parent 'E1108-2' and the male parent 'B0852-8' conducted in August 2003 at Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. The initial selection was made in May 2004 based on the selection criteria of branching habit, early flowering time, flower size, no seed set and heat 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 'Carmali' with reference variety 'Carmapin'

Petiole length (mm)

  'Carmali' 'Carmapin'
mean 6.4 9.1
std. deviation 1.35 1.10

Corolla diameter (mm)

  'Carmali' 'Carmapin'
mean 21.3 17.0
std. deviation 1.41 1.13

Main corolla colour (RHS)

  'Carmali' 'Carmapin'
lower side 68B 77D

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Verbena: 'Carmali' (left) with reference variety 'Carmapin' (right)

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