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Lan Dareda


Denomination: 'Lan Dareda'
Trade name: Lanai Dark Red
Botanical Name: Glandularia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Mitchell Hanes, Goldsmith Seeds, Inc., Morgan Hill, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2007-12-24
Application Number: 07-6122
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-01-11
Certificate Number: 3740
Date rights surrendered: 2016-01-11

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Balazdare' (Aztec Dark Red) and 'Sunvivare' (Temari Patio Red)

Summary: 'Lan Dareda' has a shorter, wider plant than 'Balazdare' and 'Sunvivare'. The corolla tube of 'Lan Dareda' is longer than 'Sunvivare' but shorter than 'Balazdare'. The colour of the tip of the protruding hairs at the mouth of the corolla tube in 'Lan Dareda' is light green with a pink spot while it is pink in 'Balazdare' and purple with light blue in 'Sunvivare'. 'Lan Dareda' has a larger corolla diameter than 'Sunvivare'.


PLANT: upright to semi-upright growth habit, short height, medium to wide width
STEM: light green, medium anthocyanin colouration on middle third with stripes of strong anthocyanin colouration

LEAF BLADE: short, narrow, ovate shape, cuneate base, no divisions, dentate margin, medium green on upper side, no anthocyanin colouration on upper side
PETIOLE: short

INFLORESCENCE: medium diameter, broad ovate in profile
CALYX: no anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: medium diameter, one colour, shaded colour pattern, lighter colour towards apex of corolla lobes, dark purple red to dark pink red (RHS 53B-C to 46A) on upper side, weakly fading change in colour with age, dark pink red (RHS 53C) on lower side
COROLLA LOBES: free, straight to recurved along longitudinal axis, weak to medium undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: medium length, tip of protruding hairs is light green with a pink spot
COROLLA EYE: small, pink-red

Origin & Breeding History: 'Lan Dareda' originated from a hybrid cross made in May 2004, in Gilroy, California, USA between the female parent '04-1801-3' and the male parent 'Aztec Velvet Red'. The resultant seed from the cross was sown in a greenhouse in March 2005. In May 2005, a single plant was selected based on flower colour and plant habit.

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 'Lan Dareda' with reference varieties 'Balazdare' and 'Sunvivare'

Plant height (cm)

  'Lan Dareda' 'Balazdare' 'Sunvivare'
mean 13.9 20.4 19.0
std. deviation 1.66 4.04 2.74

Plant width (cm)

  'Lan Dareda' 'Balazdare' 'Sunvivare'
mean 68.9 44.2 51.8
std. deviation 7.93 2.47 4.06

Corolla diameter (mm)

  'Lan Dareda' 'Balazdare' 'Sunvivare'
mean 25.0 23.1 19.4
std. deviation 1.73 1.36 1.33

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Lan Dareda
Verbena: 'Lan Dareda' (left) with reference varieties 'Balazdare' (centre) and 'Sunvivare' (right)

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