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Lan Upbriro


Denomination: 'Lan Upbriro'
Trade name: Lanai Upright
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: 07-6124
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-06-01
Certificate Number: 3853
Date rights surrendered: 2014-06-01

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Lan Upmag' (Lanai Upright Magenta) and 'USBENAL20' (Superbena Pink Shades)

Summary: The plants of 'Lan Upbriro' are shorter than those of 'USBENAL20'. 'Lan Upbriro' is wider than 'Lan Upmag' and narrower than 'USBENAL20'. The tips of the protruding hairs of the corolla tube of 'Lan Upbriro' are grey-purple while those of 'Lan Upmag' are white and those of 'USBENAL20' are pink to purple. 'Lan Upbriro' has a smaller corolla than both reference varieties. The corolla lobes of 'Lan Upbriro' are incurved along the longitudinal axis with medium undulation of the margin while those of 'USBENAL20' are straight with weak undulation of the margin. 'Lan Upbriro' differs from both reference varieties in the colour of the upper side of the corolla. The eye on the corolla of 'Lan Upbriro' is very small to small while that of 'USBENAL20' is medium sized. 'Lan Upbriro' has a white/pink eye on the corolla while 'Lan Upmag' has a green yellow eye and 'USBENAL20' has a purple eye.


PLANT: upright growth habit
STEM: dense pubescence, ranging from light to medium green, weak anthocyanin colouration

LEAF BLADE: ovate, cuneate base, no divisions, crenate margin incisions, medium green on upper side, no anthocyanin colouration on upper side

INFLORESCENCE: broad ovate in profile
CALYX: anthocyanin colouration on teeth only
COROLLA: one coloured on upper side, shaded colour pattern, colour gets lighter towards apex, purple red (RHS N66A) on upper side when newly opened, purple red (RHS N66B) on upper side when fully opened, blue pink (RHS N74C-D) on lower side, strongly fading colour with age
COROLLA LOBES: incurved along longitudinal axis, medium undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: grey-purple tips of protruding hairs
COROLLA EYE: very small to small, white/pink

Origin & Breeding History: 'Lan Upbriro' originated from a hybrid cross in August 2005 between the female parent variety 'Lanai Upright Magenta' and the male parent variety 'Lanai Upright Violet'. The new verbena was bred and developed by the breeder Michell Hanes, in Gilroy, California as part of a planned breeding program. The resultant seed from the cross was sown in a greenhouse in November 2005. In February 2006 a single plant was selected by the breeder based on flower colour and plant growth habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Lan Upbriro' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2009, in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings transplanted into 11 cm pots on May 6, 2009. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 2, 2009. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Lan Upbriro' with reference varieties 'Lan Upmag' and 'USBENAL20'

Plant height (cm)

  'Lan Upbriro' 'Lan Upmag' 'USBENAL20'
mean 16.0 17.9 7.1
std. deviation 0.90 1.42 1.41

Plant width (cm)

  'Lan Upbriro' 'Lan Upmag' 'USBENAL20'
mean 22.2 15.7 36.5
std. deviation 1.99 2.37 6.39

Corolla diameter (cm)

  'Lan Upbriro' 'Lan Upmag' 'USBENAL20'
mean 21.1 25.7 23.4
std. deviation 0.90 1.49 1.35

Colour of upper side of corolla (RHS)

  'Lan Upbriro' 'Lan Upmag' 'USBENAL20'
newly opened N66A margin more purple than 45B with close to 60A-B at base more pink than N74A with N74B at apex
fully opened more purple than N66B N57B N74B with 73A at apex

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Verbena: 'Lan Upbriro' (left) with reference varieties 'Lan Upmag' (center) and 'USBENAL20' (right)

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Verbena: 'Lan Upbriro' (left) with reference varieties 'Lan Upmag' (center) and 'USBENAL20' (right)

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Verbena: 'Lan Upbriro' (left) with reference varieties 'Lan Upmag' (center) and 'USBENAL20' (right)

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