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Denomination: 'VEAZ0009'
Trade name: Twister Red
Botanical Name: Glandularia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Henricus G.W. Stemkens, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Enkhuizen, Netherlands
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: 2011-06-23
Application Number: 11-7316
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-01-16
Certificate Number: 4696
Date rights surrendered: 2015-01-16

Variety Description

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

Summary: When fully opened, the upper side of the upper lobes is purple red with dark pink red tones for 'VEAZ0009' while it is purple red streaked with light blue violet tones for 'Flagdena'. When fully opened, the upper side of the lower lobes is purple red with light blue pink tones and white at the base for 'VEAZ0009' while it is white with blue pink along the margin for 'Flagdena'.


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

LEAF BLADE: ovate, no divisions, crenate to dentate incisions of margins, dark 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, two colours on upper side, when newly opened the main colour of upper side of upper lobes is dark purple red (RHS 46A) with dark purple red (RHS 53B) along margins and when fully opened purple red (RHS N57B) with dark pink red (RHS 53C) tones, colour fades weakly to purple red (RHS N57B) with age, secondary colour of upper side of lower petals is purple red (RHS N57B) with white at base when newly opened and purple red (RHS N57C) with light blue pink (RHS 62C) tones and white (RHS NN155D) at base when fully opened
COROLLA LOBE: straight with weak incurving along longitudinal axis, weak undulation of margin
COROLLA EYE: very small diameter, whitish-green
COROLLA TUBE: tip of protruding hairs is white

Origin & Breeding History: 'VEAZ0009' originated from an open pollinated cross conducted in August 2007 by the breeder as part of a controlled breeding program in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. The cross involved a proprietary line designated 'K0400-5' as the female parent and an unknown male parent. The resultant seed was collected and sown in a greenhouse in Enkhuizen in February 2008. In August 2008, 'VEAZ0009' was selected based on its flower colour and plant habit.

Tests & Trials: The PBR trials for 'VEAZ0009' 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 variety and reference variety. 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 table for 'VEAZ0009' with reference variety 'Flagdena'

Colour of upper side of corolla (RHS)

  'VEAZ0009' 'Flagdena'
upper lobes- newly opened 46A with 53A along margins N/A
upper lobes- fully opened N57B with tones of 53C 57B-C streaked with tones of 69D
lower lobes- newly opened N57B with white at base N/A
lower lobes- fully opened N57C with tones of 62C and NN155D at base NN155D with 65A along margin

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Verbena: 'VEAZ0009' (left) with reference variety 'Flagdena' (right)

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Verbena: 'VEAZ0009' (left) with reference variety 'Flagdena' (right)

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Verbena: 'VEAZ0009' (left) with reference variety 'Flagdena' (right)

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