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Denomination: 'Puwydena'
Trade name: Magelana Purple w/Eye
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: 10-6833
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-08-23
Certificate Number: 4372
Date rights surrendered: 2014-07-11

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Balazmapurp' (Aztec Purple Magic) and 'Veralena Violet'

Summary: The plants of 'Puwydena' are narrower than the plants of 'Veralena Violet'. The stem of 'Puwydena' has absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration while the stem of 'Veralena Violet' has medium anthocyanin. The leaf of 'Puwydena' is longer and wider than the leaf of 'Balazmapurp'. The leaf blade of 'Puwydena' is light to medium green on the upper side while the leaf of 'Balazmapurp' is dark green. The upper side of the corolla of 'Puwydena' is a darker violet than the corolla of 'Balazmapurp'. The corolla eye is whitish green for 'Puwydena' while it is white and purple for 'Veralena Violet'.


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

LEAF: rhombic, dissected, serrate, upper side light to medium green, no anthocyanin colouration

INFLORESCENCE: broad ovate in profile
CAYLX: anthocyanin colouration present in teeth only
COROLLA TUBE: hairs grey purple at tip
COROLLA LOBES: touching, longitudinal axis incurved to straight, weak margin undulation, one colour on upper side, even colour pattern, upper side violet (deeper than RHS N81A), colour weakly fading with age
COROLLA EYE: medium size, whitish green.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Puwydena' originated from a cross pollination made in Enkhuizen, Netherlands in July 2005. The female parent was a proprietary seedling designated G1031-1, characterized by purple flowers. The male parent was a proprietary seedling designated G0997-3, characterized by pink flowers. The resultant seed was collected and sown in a greenhouse in Enkhuizen in February 2006. A single plant was selected from the progeny in August 2006, based on criteria for novel flower colour, flower appearance, branching characteristics and early flowering.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Puwydena' 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 3, 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 'Puwydena' with reference varieties 'Balazmapurp' and 'Veralena Violet'

Plant width (cm)

  'Puwydena' 'Balazmapurp' 'Veralena Violet'
mean 37.7 38.6 48.2
std. deviation 3.98 2.66 3.01

Leaf length (mm)

  'Puwydena' 'Balazmapurp' 'Veralena Violet'
mean 33.9 22.7 27.3
std. deviation 4.75 1.95 2.63

Leaf blade width (mm)

  'Puwydena' 'Balazmapurp' 'Veralena Violet'
mean 22.8 16.6 22.0
std. deviation 3.46 1.65 2.00

Colour of upper side corolla (RHS)

  'Puwydena' 'Balazmapurp' 'Veralena Violet'
fully opened N81A (deeper than) N81B with N82B-C towards base N81A (deeper than)

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Verbena: 'Puwydena' (left) with reference varieties 'Balazmapurp' (centre) and 'Veralena Violet' (right)

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Verbena: 'Puwydena' (left) with reference varieties 'Balazmapurp' (centre) and 'Veralena Violet' (right)

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