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Denomination: 'Agpatbicpuli'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'X0015-2'
Trade name: Patina Purple Bicolor
Botanical Name: Ageratum
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Seeds B.V.
P.O. Box 2
1600 AA
Breeder: Monica Sanders, 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: 2005-05-13
Application Number: 05-4901
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-06-08
Certificate Number: 2769
Date rights surrendered: 2008-05-29

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Agmontis'

Summary: 'Agpatbicpuli' differs from 'Agmontis' mainly in leaf and petiole length, flower diameter, number of flowers per inflorescence and disc floret length. The leaf blades and petioles of 'Agpatbicpuli' are longer than those of 'Agmontis'. The flowers of 'Agpatbicpuli' are wider with more flowers per inflorescence than those of 'Agmontis'. The disc florets of 'Agpatbicpuli' are longer than those of 'Agmontis'.


PLANT: annual, bushy-rounded growth habit, dense branching
STEM: light green, no anthocyanin, dense long pubescence, medium thickness

LEAF: simple, cordate shape, cuspidate apex, cordate base, crenate-dentate margins, medium to strong blistering, medium pubescence on upper surface and along veins only on lower surfaces, medium green on upper surface, no variegation, petiole present

FLOWER: inflorescence, no anthocyanin on pedicel

Origin & Breeding History: 'Agpatbicpuli' originated from a cross made in September 2001, in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands, between the female parent, 'W73-2' and the male parent, 'T504-3'. In September 2002, one plant was selected from the resultant progeny for branching, flower size and colour, and leaf size. Asexual reproduction of the new variety began in October 2002 in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands.

Tests & Trials: The tests and trials for 'Agpatbicpuli' were conducted in a polyhouse at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario during the spring of 2006. The trials included 15 plants of each variety. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 15 cm pots on April 13, 2006. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety. All colour measurements were made using the RHS colour chart 2001.

Comparison tables for 'Agpatbicpuli' with reference variety 'Agmontis'

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Agpatbicpuli' 'Agmontis'
mean 4.9 3.4
std. deviation 0.72 0.34

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Agpatbicpuli' 'Agmontis'
mean 5.4 4.0
std. deviation 0.71 0.36

Petiole length (mm)

  'Agpatbicpuli' 'Agmontis'
mean 16.5 10.7
std. deviation 2.84 2.21

Inflorescence diameter (cm)

  'Agpatbicpuli' 'Agmontis'
mean 5.5 4.7
std. deviation 0.59 0.38

Flower bud diameter (mm)

  'Agpatbicpuli' 'Agmontis'
mean 5.9 5.4
std. deviation 0.57 0.52

Flower diameter after dehiscence (cm)

  'Agpatbicpuli' 'Agmontis'
mean 1.7 1.3
std. deviation 0.11 0.11

Number of flowers per inflorescence

  'Agpatbicpuli' 'Agmontis'
mean 22.9 15.2
std. deviation 1.85 1.62

Disc floret length after dehiscence (mm)

  'Agpatbicpuli' 'Agmontis'
mean 7.5 5.6
std. deviation 0.85 0.52

Main color of disc florets (RHS)

  'Agpatbicpuli' 'Agmontis'
before flowering (at bud stage) darker than N79C darker than N79C
after dehiscence N82A-B N82A

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Ageratum: 'Agpatbicpuli' (left) with reference variety 'Agmontis' (right)

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Ageratum: 'Agpatbicpuli' (left) with reference variety 'Agmontis' (right)

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