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Cartbas Depink


Denomination: 'Cartbas Depink'
Trade name: Carita Basket Deep Pink
Botanical Name: Angelonia angustifolia
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Ralph T. Perkins, 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: 2004-03-12
Application Number: 04-4106
Grant of Rights Date: 2006-11-09
Certificate Number: 2613
Date rights surrendered: 2013-11-13

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balanglapi' (AngelMist Orchid)

Summary: 'Cartbas Depink' is an angelonia variety that has shorter, more spreading plants than 'Balanglapi'. The flowers of 'Cartbas Depink' have only one colour, whereas 'Balanglapi' has bicoloured flowers. The main colour of the flowers of 'Cartbas Depink' is purple pink, while 'Balanglapi' has violet blue flowers. 'Cartbas Depink' has very strong anthocyanin colouration on the pedicel, whereas 'Balanglapi' has medium anthocyanin.


'Cartbas Depink' is an angelonia variety with a semi-upright to spreading growth habit. There is very sparse or no pubescence on the flowering branches. The leaves of 'Cartbas Depink' are lanceolate in shape, with an acute apex and acute base. The leaves are light to medium green and moderately glossy, with no pubescence on the upper and lower surfaces. The leaf margins are serrate. 'Cartbas Depink' has sessile leaves.

The inflorescences of 'Cartbas Depink' are compound racemes. There are two flowers per axil. The upper lip of the flower and the lateral lobes of the lower lip are moderately reflexed. The middle lobe of the lower lip is not reflexed. The flowers of 'Cartbas Depink' have purple pink lips. The palate (nectary bulge) is purple in colour. The chamber of the throat of the flower is white and has a medium number of purple markings. The corolla tube is medium in length. The pedicel has very strong anthocyanin and the angle between the pedicel and the peduncle is acute to right-angled.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Cartbas Depink' was developed by the breeder, Ralph T. Perkins, an employee of Goldsmith Seeds, Inc., in Gilroy, California, as part of a planned pedigree breeding progam. The new variety originated from a cross made in November 2001, with the female parent 25-2, a proprietary line with rose coloured flowers, and the male parent 60-1, a proprietary line with purple and white flowers. The resultant F1 seed was sown in a greenhouse in April 2002. In July 2002 a single plant from the F1 progeny was selected based on flower colour, form and plant habit.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Cartbas Depink' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer 2005, in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants of each variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings, transplanted into 15 cm pots on June 10, 2005. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on July 4, 2005. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 RHS Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Cartbas Depink' with reference variety 'Balanglapi'

Plant height (cm)

  'Cartbas Depink' 'Balanglapi'
mean 42.3 53.2
std. deviation 3.65 2.81

Colour of upper and lower lips of flower (RHS)

  'Cartbas Depink' 'Balanglapi'
margins N57D N74D
middle N57D 83D

Colour of palate (RHS)

  'Cartbas Depink' 'Balanglapi'
nectary bulge 71C 155A

Length of pedicel (cm)

  'Cartbas Depink' 'Balanglapi'
mean 1.6 0.9
std. deviation 0.49 0.15
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