Language selection




Denomination: 'Invebroich'
Trade name: Superbena Royale Iced Cherry
Botanical Name: Glandularia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: InnovaPlant Zierpflanzen GmbH & Co. KG
Postfach 113
Breeder: Birgit Christa Hofmann, Bendorf, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2011-03-15
Application Number: 11-7222
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-08-19
Certificate Number: 4587
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2031-08-19

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Arbena' (Lanai Strawberry and Cream)

Summary: The plant of 'Invebroich' is shorter and narrower than the plant of 'Arbena'. The inflorescence and corolla of 'Invebroich' are smaller in diameter than the inflorescence and corolla of 'Arbena'. The corolla of 'Invebroich' has an even colour pattern while the corolla of 'Arbena' has a shaded colour pattern with the colour lighter towards the apex of the lobes. The main colour on the upper side of the corolla is red for 'Invebroich' while the corolla of 'Arbena' is purple red with dark pink red towards the base. The corolla of 'Invebroich' has a small to medium pink eye while the corolla of 'Arbena' has a very small to small whitish green eye. The corolla colour is weakly fading with age for 'Invebroich' while the corolla colour of 'Arbena' is strongly fading with age.


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

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

FLOWER: broad ovate shape in profile
CALYX: anthocyanin colouration on teeth only
COROLLA TUBE: tip of hairs white with a pink section
COROLLA: corolla lobes free to touching, corolla lobe straight to recurved along longitudinal axis, margin with weak undulation, upper side red (RHS 45B) with an even colour pattern, colour weakly fading with age
COROLLA EYE: small to medium size, pink.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Invebroich' originated from a controlled cross made in Gensingen, Germany in the summer of 2008. The female parent was a proprietary seedling, designated Ve07-0001-6, characterized by its red flower colour and the male parent was a proprietary seedling, designated Ve07-0020-13, characterized by its apricot flower colour. The new variety was selected as a single plant from the resultant progeny in the spring of 2009 in Gensingen. Selection criteria included excellent plant habit, flower colour and tolerance to mildew. The new variety was first propagated by vegetative cuttings in 2009.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Invebroich' 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 'Invebroich' with reference variety 'Arbena'

Plant height (cm)

  'Invebroich' 'Arbena'
mean 8.4 13.6
std. deviation 1.15 1.74

Plant width (cm)

  'Invebroich' 'Arbena'
mean 29.4 36.4
std. deviation 1.76 5.88

Inflorescence diameter (cm)

  'Invebroich' 'Arbena'
mean 5.4 5.9
std. deviation 0.23 0.16

Corolla diameter (mm)

  'Invebroich' 'Arbena'
mean 1.8 2.4
std. deviation 0.07 0.10

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Invebroich' 'Arbena'
upper side 45B 58C (more red than), 52A at base

Click on image for larger view
Verbena: 'Invebroich' (left) with reference variety 'Arbena' (right)

Click on image for larger view
Verbena: 'Invebroich' (left) with reference variety 'Arbena' (right)

Click on image for larger view
Verbena: 'Invebroich' (left) with reference variety 'Arbena' (right)

Date modified: