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Denomination: 'VEAZ0017'
Trade name: Magelana Lipstick
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: 12-7792
Date Withdrawn: 2014-07-11

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Carmali' (Magelana Carpet Lipstick)

Summary: The plant growth habit of 'VEAZ0017' is semi-upright while the growth habit of 'Carmali' is creeping. The plants of 'VEAZ0017' are taller with a longer leaf and weaker anthocyanin colouration of the stem than the plants of 'Carmali'. The leaf blade margin of 'VEAZ0017' has dentate incisions whereas the leaf blade margin of 'Carmali' has crenate incisions. The eye of the corolla of 'VEAZ0017' is larger in diameter than that of 'Carmali'.


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

LEAF BLADE: ovate, divided divisions, 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: purple red (RHS N66A) on inner side when newly open, purple red to blue pink (RHS N66B-C) on inner side when fully open, blue pink (RHS N66C-D) on inner side when aged, no colour pattern on inner side, no secondary colour on inner side, colour on inner side is strongly fading with age
COROLLA LOBE: arrangement is not touching, longitudinal axis is straight, weak undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: tip of protruding hairs is white
COROLLA EYE: medium size diameter, whitish green

Origin & Breeding History: 'VEAZ0017' 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 'J0417-8' as the female parent, and the proprietary line designated 'H0811-8' as the male parent. The resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse in February 2008, and 'VEAZ0017' was selected in August 2008 based on its flower colour and plant growth habit.

Tests & Trials: The trial of 'VEAZ0017' 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 tables for 'VEAZ0017' with reference variety 'Carmali'

Plant height (cm)

  'VEAZ0017' 'Carmali'
mean 10.5 7.4
std. deviation 0.79 1.29

Leaf length (cm)

  'VEAZ0017' 'Carmali'
mean 3.3 2.2
std. deviation 0.23 0.14

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Verbena: 'VEAZ0017' (left) with reference variety 'Carmali' (right)

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Verbena: 'VEAZ0017' (left) with reference variety 'Carmali' (right)

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Verbena: 'VEAZ0017' (left) with reference variety 'Carmali' (right)

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