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Denomination: 'VEAZ0008'
Trade name: Magelana White
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: 10-7148
Date Withdrawn: 2013-09-24

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Vertis' (Babylon White)

Summary: The plant of 'VEAZ0008' is narrower than the plant of 'Vertis'. The corolla of 'VEAZ0008' is larger in diameter than the corolla of 'Vertis'.


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

LEAF: rhombic, leaf blade dissected, margin serrate, upper side dark green with absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration

FLOWER: broad ovate shape in profile
CALYX: no anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA TUBE: hairs white at tip
COROLLA: corolla lobes free, corolla lobe recurved along longitudinal axis, margin with weak to medium undulation, upper side white (RHS NN155D) with an even colour pattern, colour does not change with age
COROLLA EYE: very small to small, green yellow.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'VEAZ0008' originated from an open pollinated cross, made in Enkhuizen, Netherlands in August 2006. The female parent was a proprietary line, designated E1086-2, characterized by its white flower colour. The male parent was unknown. The resultant seed was collected and sown in a greenhouse in Enkhuizen in January 2007. In May 2007, a single plant was selected based on criteria for flower colour, plant habit and production characteristics.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'VEAZ0008' 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 'VEAZ0008' with reference variety 'Vertis'

Plant width (cm)

  'VEAZ0008' 'Vertis'
mean 28.7 42.9
std. deviation 2.22 4.31

Corolla diameter (mm)

  'VEAZ0008' 'Vertis'
mean 2.3 1.7
std. deviation 0.08 0.11

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Verbena: 'VEAZ0008' (left) with reference variety 'Vertis' (right)

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Verbena: 'VEAZ0008' (left) with reference variety 'Vertis' (right)

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