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Denomination: 'VEAZ0012'
Trade name: Twister Purple
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: 2011-06-07
Application Number: 11-7310
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-09-24
Certificate Number: 4637
Date rights surrendered: 2014-09-24

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Flagdena' (Lanai Twister Pink)

Summary: The leaf blade of 'VEAZ0012' is lanceolate in shape while the leaf blade of 'Flagdena' is ovate. The corolla of 'VEAZ0012' is smaller in diameter than the corolla of 'Flagdena'. The main colour on the upper side of the corolla of 'VEAZ0012' is white with violet at the margin while the main colour on the corolla of 'Flagdena' is white with purple red on the margin which fades to light blue pink and eventually white with age. The secondary colour on the upper two petals of 'VEAZ0012' is violet with white at the base while the secondary colour on the upper two petals of 'Flagdena' is purple red with white at the base, aging to purple red streaked with white and violet.


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

LEAF: lanceolate, leaf blade not divided, margin dentate, upper side medium 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 straight to recurved along longitudinal axis, margin with weak to medium undulation, upper side with more than two colours, main colour white (RHS NN155D) with violet (RHS N81B) and lighter violet (RHS N82B) at margin, secondary colour violet (RHS N81A) with white (RHS NN155D) at base, secondary colour on upper two petals only
COROLLA EYE: absent.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'VEAZ0012' originated from an open pollinated cross, made in Enkhuizen, Netherlands in August 2008. The female parent was a proprietary line, designated LO510-4, characterized by its burgundy and white bicoloured flower. The male parent was unknown. The resultant seed was collected and sown in a greenhouse in Enkhuizen in February 2009. In August 2009, a single plant was selected based on criteria for flower colour and plant habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'VEAZ0012' 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 7, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'VEAZ0012' with reference variety 'Flagdena'

Corolla diameter (mm)

  'VEAZ0012' 'Flagdena'
mean 2.0 2.3
std. deviation 0.11 0.08

Colour of upper side of corolla (RHS)

  'VEAZ0012' 'Flagdena'
main NN155D with N81B - N82B at margin NN155D with N57D at margin
secondary - upper 2 lobes N81A with NN155D at base N57B with NN155D at base

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Verbena: 'VEAZ0012' (left) with reference variety 'Flagdena' (right)

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Verbena: 'VEAZ0012' (left) with reference variety 'Flagdena' (right)

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Verbena: 'VEAZ0012' (left) with reference variety 'Flagdena' (right)

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