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Denomination: 'VEAZ0003'
Trade name: Lanai Peach Improved, Superbena Royal Peachy Keen
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: 2010-12-24
Application Number: 10-7144
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-09-24
Certificate Number: 4635
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2031-09-24

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Estrella Peach'

Summary: The plant of 'VEAZ0003' is wider than the plant of 'Estrella Peach'. When newly opened, the upper side of the corolla of 'VEAZ0003' is orange red to red pink while the corolla of 'Estrella Peach' is orange red with darker orange red at the base and along the margin. When fully opened, the upper side of the corolla of 'VEAZ0003' is red pink with tones of darker red pink while the corolla of 'Estrella Peach' is light red pink with orange pink along the margin.


PLANT: semi-upright to creeping growth habit, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on middle third of actively growing stem

LEAF: ovate, leaf blade not divided, margin crenate to dentate, upper side dark green with absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration

FLOWER: broad ovate shape in profile
CALYX: no anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA TUBE: hairs light green at tip
COROLLA: corolla lobes touching, corolla lobe incurved along longitudinal axis, margin with medium undulation, upper side orange red (RHS 41B) to red pink (RHS 43C) when newly opened, red pink (RHS 49A) with darker tones of red pink (RHS 47D) and purple red (RHS 55A) along margin when fully opened, even colour pattern, colour strongly fading with age
COROLLA EYE: small, green yellow.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'VEAZ0003' originated from an open pollinated cross, made in Enkhuizen, Netherlands in August 2005. The female parent was a proprietary line, designated HO647-1, characterized by its salmon flower colour. The male parent was unknown. The resultant seed was collected and sown in a greenhouse in Enkhuizen in January 2006. In May 2006, a single plant was selected based on criteria for flower colour, plant habit and production characteristics.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'VEAZ0003' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2012 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 20 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on May 2, 2012. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 6, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'VEAZ0003' with reference variety 'Estrella Peach'

Plant width (cm)

  'VEAZ0003' 'Estrella Peach'
mean 32.6 26.2
std. deviation 3.12 1.65

Colour of upper side of corolla (RHS)

  'VEAZ0003' 'Estrella Peach'
newly opened 41B, 43C 41C with 40C at base and margin
fully opened 49A with tones of 47D, 55A at margin 36A with 37B at margin
aged 36A with 37A-B at margin 36A with 37B along margin

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Verbena: 'VEAZ0003' (left) with reference variety 'Estrella Peach' (right)

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Verbena: 'VEAZ0003' (left) with reference variety 'Estrella Peach' (right)

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Verbena: 'VEAZ0003' (left) with reference variety 'Estrella Peach' (right)

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