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Denomination: 'Apricena'
Trade name: Magelana 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: 2010-02-09
Application Number: 10-6830
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-08-23
Certificate Number: 4373
Date rights surrendered: 2014-07-11

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Lan Peachy' (Lanai Peach)

Summary: The plants of 'Apricena' are narrower than the plants of 'Lan Peachy'. The leaf blade of 'Apricena' is divided while the leaf blade of 'Lan Peachy' has no divisions. The corolla of 'Apricena' has a smaller diameter than the corolla of 'Lan Peachy'. The calyx of 'Apricena' has anthocyanin colouration present in the upper part while the calyx of 'Lan Peachy' has no anthocyanin. The hairs at the tip of the corolla tube are white for 'Apricena' while they are light green to yellow for 'Lan Peachy'.


PLANT: creeping growth habit
STEM: absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on middle third

LEAF: ovate, divided, crenate margin incisions, upper side light to medium green with no anthocyanin colouration

INFLORESCENCE: broad obovate in profile
CAYLX: anthocyanin colouration present in upper part
COROLLA TUBE: hairs white at tip
COROLLA LOBES: overlapping, longitudinal axis incurved, medium margin undulation, one colour on upper side, even colour pattern, upper side orange red to light red pink (RHS 41C-D) when newly opened, light red pink (RHS 36A) when fully opened with orange pink (RHS 33D) along margin, aging to lighter orange pink (RHS 29D), colour moderately fading with age
COROLLA EYE: small size, pink.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Apricena' originated from an open pollinated cross made in Enkhuizen, Netherlands in the July 2003. The female parent was a proprietary variety designated E0735-4, characterized by red flowers. The male parent was unknown. The resultant seed was collected and sown in a greenhouse in Enkhuizen in February 2004. A single plant was selected from the progeny in August 2004, based on criteria for novel flower colour, good branching and early and continuous flowering.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Apricena' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2011, 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 and transplanted into 15 cm shallow pots on May 2, 2011. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 21, 2011. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Apricena' with reference variety 'Lan Peachy'

Plant width (cm)

  'Apricena' 'Lan Peachy'
mean 39.2 49.3
std. deviation 5.74 4.91

Corolla diameter (mm)

  'Apricena' 'Lan Peachy'
mean 15.4 18.7
std. deviation 0.99 1.06

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Verbena: 'Apricena' (left) with reference variety 'Lan Peachy' (right)

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Verbena: 'Apricena' (left) with reference variety 'Lan Peachy' (right)

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Verbena: 'Apricena' (left) with reference variety 'Lan Peachy' (right)

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