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Denomination: 'VEAZ0016'
Trade name: Lanai Scarlet with Eye
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: 2012-11-09
Application Number: 12-7791
Date Withdrawn: 2014-07-11

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'SCY' (Tukana Scarlet Star)

Summary: The anthocyanin colouration of the stem is weak for 'VEAZ0016' while it is of medium strength for 'SCY'. The leaf blade of 'VEAZ0016' has no divisions whereas the leaf blade of 'SCY' has lobed divisions. The corolla of 'VEAZ0016' is larger in diameter with weaker undulation of the corolla lobe margin than the corolla of 'SCY'.


PLANT: upright growth habit
STEM: weak anthocyanin colouration

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

INFLORESCENCE: shape in profile is broad obovate
CALYX: anthocyanin colouration distributed on teeth only
COROLLA: red (closest to RHS 45B/43A) on inner side, no colour pattern on inner side, no secondary colour on inner side, no change of colour with age
COROLLA LOBE: arrangement ranges from not touching to touching, longitudinal axis is incurved, weak to medium strength of undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: tip of protruding hairs is whitish green
COROLLA EYE: medium size diameter, whitish green

Origin & Breeding History: 'VEAZ0016' was developed by the breeder, Henricus Godefridus Wilhelmus Stemkens, of Syngenta Seeds B.V. in Enkhuizen, Netherlands, as part of a controlled breeding program. It originated from a cross conducted in August 2007 between the proprietary line designated 'H0641-7' as the female parent, and the proprietary line designated 'H0513-1' as the male parent. The resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse in February 2008, and 'VEAZ0016' was selected in August 2008 based on its flower colour and plant growth habit.

Tests & Trials: The trial for 'VEAZ0016' was conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2013 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 20 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings transplanted into 15 cm pots on April 11, 2013. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants or parts of plants of each variety on May 28, 2013. Colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison table for 'VEAZ0016' with reference variety 'SCY'

Corolla diameter (cm)

  'VEAZ0016' 'SCY'
mean 2.7 2.1
std. deviation 0.11 0.10

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Verbena: 'VEAZ0016' (left) with reference variety 'SCY' (right)

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Verbena: 'VEAZ0016' (left) with reference variety 'SCY' (right)

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Verbena: 'VEAZ0016' (left) with reference variety 'SCY' (right)

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