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Denomination: 'Anpink'
Botanical Name: Angelonia
Applicant/Holder: Elsner pac Jungpflanzen GbR
Kipsdorfer Strabe 146
Breeder: Klaus Olbricht, Elsner pac Jungpflanzen GbR, Dresden, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2006-03-21
Application Number: 06-5337
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-08-29
Certificate Number: 3282
Date rights surrendered: 2014-08-29

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Cart Depink' (Carita Deep Pink)

Summary: 'Anpink' differs from 'Cart Depink' mainly in plant height, leaf colour, floret diameter and petal reflexing. 'Anpink' is taller than 'Cart Depink'. The leaf colour of 'Anpink' is a lighter green than 'Cart Depink' on both the upper and lower surfaces. 'Anpink' has a narrower floret than 'Cart Depink'. The lower lip is weakly reflexing for 'Anpink' while the lower lip is slightly incurving for 'Cart Depink'.


PLANT: upright growth habit, dense pubescence on branches
LEAF: linear-lanceolate, acuminate and triangular tip, acute and sessile base, finely serrate margin, medium green upper surface, light green lower surface, medium pubescence on upper and lower surface, weak glossiness on upper surface, petiole absent

FLOWER: inflorescence, in axils, raceme branching present, 2 florets per axil, one colour
UPPER LIP: weakly reflexing, purple red in middle, purple red on margin
LOWER LIP: weakly reflexing, purple red in middle, purple red on margin, purple palate
PEDICEL: strong anthocyanin colouration only at base of sepals, acute-right angle with peduncle

Origin & Breeding History: 'Anpink' is a product of a planned breeding program conducted by the breeder, Dr. Klaus Olbricht, a former employee of Elsner pac Jungplanzen, in Dresden, Germany. The Angelonia variety originated from the cross pollination of the breeding group 0k-113, a bulk of breeding clones with pink flower colour, that took place during the summer of 2000. 'Anpink' was selected by the breeder in June 2001 for criteria based on pink flower colour, large flowers, dark green foliage, and an upright growth habit. Asexual reproduction by vegetative cuttings was first conducted in January 2002, in a controlled environment in Dresden, Germany.

Tests & Trials: PBR trials were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2007 in St. Thomas, Ontario. Trials included 15 plants of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on May 10, 2007. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on July 11, 2007. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Anpink' with reference variety 'Cart Depink'

Plant height (cm)

  'Anpink' 'Cart Depink'
mean 64.4 51.2
std. deviation 3.58 5.29

Floret width (cm)

  'Anpink' 'Cart Depink'
mean 2.3 2.6
std. deviation 0.11 0.06

Colour of upper and lower lips

  'Anpink' 'Cart Depink'
RHS 58C-D closest to N57D

Colour of lower palate

  'Anpink' 'Cart Depink'
RHS 70A 60C

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Angelonia: 'Anpink' (left) with reference variety 'Cart Depink' (right)

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Angelonia: 'Anpink' (left) with reference variety 'Cart Depink' (right)

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