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Denomination: 'VEAZ0014'
Trade name: Lanai Magenta Imp
Botanical Name: Glandularia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: 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: 2011-11-01
Application Number: 11-7418
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-01-16
Certificate Number: 4697
Date rights surrendered: 2015-01-16

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sunmaricomu' (Temari Magenta)

Summary: The corolla of 'VEAZ0014' has a larger diameter than the corolla of 'Sunmaricomu'. The tip of the hairs protruding from the corolla tube is white with a patch of light purple for 'VEAZ0014' while it is light green yellow for 'Sunmaricomu'. When fully opened, the upper side of the corolla of 'VEAZ0014' is dark purple red while it is purple for 'Sunmaricomu'. The eye of the corolla is absent for 'VEAZ0014' whereas it is present for 'Sunmaricomu'.


PLANT: creeping growth habit
STEM: medium anthocyanin colouration in longitudinal stripes on middle third of actively growing stem

LEAF BLADE: ovate, no divisions, crenate incisions of margins, dark green on upper side, no anthocyanin colouration on upper side

INFLORESCENCE: broad ovate in profile
CALYX: anthocyanin colouration on tip of teeth only
COROLLA: arrangement of lobes is mostly not touching to touching, one colour on upper side, shaded colour pattern with lighter colour towards apex of lobes, upper side is dark purple red (RHS 60A) when newly opened and purple (RHS 64A-B) when fully opened, no change of colour with age
COROLLA LOBE: incurved or straight along longitudinal axis, weak undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: tip of protruding hairs is white with patch of light purple

Origin & Breeding History: 'VEAZ0014' originated from a cross pollination conducted in August 2007 by the breeder as part of a controlled breeding program in Gilroy, California, United States. The cross involved proprietary lines designated '05-1892-1' as the female parent and '07-1985-1' as the male parent. The resultant seed was collected and sown in a greenhouse in Gilroy in February 2008. In May 2008, 'VEAZ0014' was selected based on its flower colour and plant habit.

Tests & Trials: The PBR trials for 'VEAZ0014' 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 and reference varieties. 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 17, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'VEAZ0014' with reference variety 'Sunmaricomu'

Corolla diameter (cm)

  'VEAZ0014' 'Sunmaricomu'
mean 2.7 2.4
std. deviation 0.10 0.08

Main colour of upper side of corolla (RHS)

  'VEAZ0014' 'Sunmaricomu'
fully opened between 64A and B 72A

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Verbena: 'VEAZ0014' (left) with reference variety 'Sunmaricomu' (right)

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Verbena: 'VEAZ0014' (left) with reference variety 'Sunmaricomu' (right)

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Verbena: 'VEAZ0014' (left) with reference variety 'Sunmaricomu' (right)

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