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Denomination: 'VEAZ0006'
Trade name: Lanai Upright Rose with Eye
Botanical Name: Glandularia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Mitchell Hanes, Syngenta Flowers, Inc., Gilroy, 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: 2010-12-24
Application Number: 10-7146
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-01-16
Certificate Number: 4694
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2032-01-16

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Lan Upbriro' (Lanai Upright Bright Rose) and 'Empress Hot Pink Charme'

Summary: The plant growth habit of 'VEAZ0006' is upright while it is creeping for 'Empress Hot Pink Charme'. The plants of 'VEAZ0006' are taller than those of 'Empress Hot Pink Charme' and more narrow than plants of both reference varieties. The corolla of 'VEAZ0006' has a larger diameter compared to the reference varieties. The corolla lobes of 'VEAZ0006' have weak undulation while the corolla lobes of 'Empress Hot Pink Charme' have medium to strong undulation. The tip of the hairs protruding from the corolla tube is yellowish-white for 'VEAZ0006' while it is grey-purple for 'Lan Upbriro'. When fully opened, the upper side of the corolla of 'VEAZ0006' is purple red blended with streaks of violet towards the base while the corolla of 'Lan Upbriro' is purple with darker purple at the base and the corolla of 'Empress Hot Pink Charme' is purple red. The eye of the corolla is medium diameter for 'VEAZ0006' whereas it is very small for 'Lan Upbriro'. The colour of the corolla eye is whitish-yellow for 'VEAZ0006' while it is whitish-pink for 'Lan Upbriro'. The upper side of the corolla of 'VEAZ0006' fades weakly with age whereas that of 'Lan Upbriro' fades strongly.


PLANT: upright growth habit
STEM: no anthocyanin colouration on middle third of actively growing stem

LEAF BLADE: ovate, no divisions, dentate incisions of margins, medium green on upper side, no anthocyanin colouration on upper side

INFLORESCENCE: broad ovate in profile
CALYX: no anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: arrangement of lobes is not touching to touching, one colour on upper side, shaded colour pattern with lighter colour towards apex of lobes, purple red (RHS N57B) blended with streaks of violet (RHS N82B) towards base when fully opened, ages to more purple than purple red (RHS N57C), colour fades weakly with age
COROLLA LOBE: weakly incurved along longitudinal axis, weak to medium undulation of margin
COROLLA EYE: medium diameter, whitish-yellow
COROLLA TUBE: tip of protruding hairs is yellowish-white

Origin & Breeding History: 'VEAZ0006' originated from a cross pollination conducted in July 2007 by the breeder as part of a controlled breeding program in Gilroy, California, United States. The cross involved a proprietary line designated '2043-1' as the female parent and variety 'Lan Upbriro' as the male parent. The resultant seed was collected and sown in a greenhouse in Gilroy in January 2008. In April 2008, 'VEAZ0006' was selected based on its flower colour, plant habit and production characteristics.

Tests & Trials: The PBR trials for 'VEAZ0006' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer/fall of 2012 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 20 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. The plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on July 24, 2012. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on September 18, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'VEAZ0006' with reference varieties 'Lan Upbriro' and 'Empress Hot Pink Charme'

Plant height (cm)

  'VEAZ0006' 'Lan Upbriro' 'Empress Hot Pink Charme'
mean 24.3 26.0 13.4
std. deviation 2.43 3.10 2.45

Plant width (cm)

  'VEAZ0006' 'Lan Upbriro' 'Empress Hot Pink Charme'
mean 36.0 44.6 59.9
std. deviation 1.76 1.36 5.00

Corolla diameter (cm)

  'VEAZ0006' 'Lan Upbriro' 'Empress Hot Pink Charme'
mean 2.6 2.1 2.4
std. deviation 0.10 0.12 0.15

Main colour of upper side of corolla (RHS)

  'VEAZ0006' 'Lan Upbriro' 'Empress Hot Pink Charme'
fully opened N57B blended with streaks of N82B towards base N74B close to 72A at base N66A-B
ages to more purple than N57C N74C-D 67C

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Verbena: 'VEAZ0006' (left) with reference varieties 'Lan Upbriro' (center) and 'Empress Hot Pink Charme' (right)

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Verbena: 'VEAZ0006' (left) with reference varieties 'Lan Upbriro' (center) and 'Empress Hot Pink Charme' (right)

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Verbena: 'VEAZ0006' (left) with reference varieties 'Lan Upbriro' (center) and 'Empress Hot Pink Charme' (right)

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