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Denomination: 'VEAZ0013'
Trade name: Lanai Limegreen
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: 2011-11-01
Application Number: 11-7417
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-09-24
Certificate Number: 4638
Date rights surrendered: 2015-08-21

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balazpearl' (Aztec White Pearl)

Summary: The leaf of 'VEAZ0013' is shorter than the leaf of 'Balazpearl'. The colour on the upper side of the leaf blade of 'VEAZ0013' is medium green while the leaf blade of 'Balazpearl' is dark green. The corolla lobes of 'VEAZ0013' are overlapping while the corolla lobes of 'Balazpearl' are free to touching. The corolla lobe of 'VEAZ0013' has strong undulation of the margin while the corolla lobe of 'Balazpearl' has weak undulation of the margin. The main colour on the upper side of the corolla lobe of 'VEAZ0013' is grey green with tones of light green while the corolla lobe of 'Balazpearl' is white. The corolla of 'VEAZ0013' has no eye while the corolla of 'Balazpearl' has a very small to small green-yellow eye.


PLANT: upright to semi-upright growth habit, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on middle third of actively growing stem

LEAF: ovate, leaf blade not divided, margin crenate, 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 overlapping, corolla lobe incurved along longitudinal axis, margin with strong undulation, upper side grey green (RHS 157A) with tones of light green (RHS 145D), even colour pattern, colour does not change with age
COROLLA EYE: absent.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'VEAZ0013' originated from an open pollinated cross, made in Enkhuizen, Netherlands in August 2007. The female parent was a proprietary line, designated KO399-2, characterized by its rose flower colour. The male parent was unknown. The resultant seed was collected and sown in a greenhouse in Enkhuizen in February 2008. In August 2008, a single plant was selected based on criteria for flower colour and plant habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'VEAZ0013' 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 'VEAZ0013' with reference variety 'Balazpearl'

Leaf length (cm)

  'VEAZ0013' 'Balazpearl'
mean 2.8 4.0
std. deviation 0.19 0.30

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'VEAZ0013' 'Balazpearl'
upper side 157A with tones of 145D 155B

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Verbena: 'VEAZ0013' (left) with reference variety 'Balazpearl' (right)

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Verbena: 'VEAZ0013' (left) with reference variety 'Balazpearl' (right)

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Verbena: 'VEAZ0013' (left) with reference variety 'Balazpearl' (right)

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