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Denomination: 'KLEVP12446'
Trade name: Lascar Compact Dark Red
Botanical Name: Glandularia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Klemm & Sohn GmbH & Co. KG
Hanfacker 10
70378 Stuttgart-Muhlhausen
Breeder: Ruijun Li, North Parramatta, Australia
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2012-02-06
Application Number: 12-7510
Grant of Rights Date: 2015-06-30
Certificate Number: 5063
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2035-06-30

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balazdare' (Aztec Dark Red)

Summary: In profile view, the shape of the inflorescence of 'KLEVP12446' is broad ovate while the inflorescence of 'Balazdare' is cylindric. The corolla tube of 'KLEVP12446' is shorter than the corolla tube of 'Balazdare'. Curvature of the longitudinal axis of the corolla lobe is incurved for 'KLEVP12446' while it is straight for 'Balazdare'. When the corolla is fully open, the colour pattern on the inner side is shaded for 'KLEVP12446' while the colour pattern for 'Balazdare' is even.


PLANT: semi-upright growth habit
STEM: absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration

LEAF BLADE: ovate shape, no divisions, dentate margin incisions, medium green on upper side, no anthocyanin colouration on upper side

INFLORESCENCE: broad ovate shape in profile view
CALYX: anthocyanin colouration present on teeth only
COROLLA: arrangement of lobes is not touching
COROLLA (INNER SIDE): one colour, shaded colour pattern, distribution of colours is lighter towards apices of lobes, dark purple red (darker than RHS 53A) at center fading to red (RHS 45B) towards apices of lobes when newly open, red (RHS 45B) with dark pink red (RHS 53B) at center when fully open, change of colour is weakly fading with age
COROLLA LOBE: incurved along longitudinal axis, weak undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: tip of protruding hairs is purple

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEVP12446' was bred and developed by the breeder, Ruiujn Li, an employee of NuFlora International Pty. Ltd. at the University of Sydney, Cobbitty in Camden, New South Wales, Australia. It originated from a controlled cross pollination conducted in April 2007 between the proprietary varieties 'F 2' as the female parent and 'V 842' as the male parent. In January 2008, in Cobbitty, seedlings obtained from this cross were selected based on their flower colour, plant growth habit, and tolerance to powdery mildew, and then further evaluated from January to May 2008 in greenhouse trials to assess flowering time and flower colour. In August 2010, in Stuttgart, Germany, 'KLEVP12446' was selected for commercialization.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial of 'KLEVP12446' was conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2014 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. It included a total of 20 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings which were transplanted into 15.2 cm shallow pots on April 23, 2014. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants or parts of plants of each variety on June 4, 2014. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison table for 'KLEVP12446' with reference variety 'Balazdare'

Corolla tube length (cm)

  'KLEVP12446' 'Balazdare'
mean 1.9 2.2
std. deviation 0.09 0.08

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Verbena: 'KLEVP12446' (left) with reference variety 'Balazdare' (right)

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Verbena: 'KLEVP12446' (left) with reference variety 'Balazdare' (right)

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Verbena: 'KLEVP12446' (left) with reference variety 'Balazdare' (right)

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