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Car Laver09


Denomination: 'Car Laver09'
Trade name: Carita Lavender 09
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: 2007-12-24
Application Number: 07-6076
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-01-11
Certificate Number: 3705
Date rights surrendered: 2012-01-16

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balanglader' (AngelMist Lavender)

Summary: The flowers of 'Car Laver09' have moderately reflexed corolla lobes whereas those of 'Balanglader' are strongly reflexed. The inner side of the upper and lower lips of the flower of 'Car Laver09' is darker violet than that of 'Balanglader'. The markings on the inner side of the flower chamber are of medium intensity and sparse for 'Car Laver09' while they are of strong intensity and dense for 'Balanglader'. The main colour of the nectary bulge is violet for 'Car Laver09' while it is white for 'Balanglader'.


PLANT: upright to spreading growth habit
SHOOT: weak anthocyanin colouration below inflorescence

LEAF: medium green on upper side, medium glossiness on upper side

INFLORESCENCE: strong anthocyanin colouration on rachis
UPPER LIP OF FLOWER: inner side is violet with darker violet near margins and redder violet veins
LOWER LIP OF FLOWER: violet on inner side, weak undulation of margin
COROLLA LOBES: medium reflexing, no stripes
FLOWER CHAMBER: longer than broad, purple red markings, markings of medium intensity and sparse
FLOWER POUCH: yellow green with red purple markings on inner side
NECTARY BULGE: mainly purple with white

Origin & Breeding History: 'Car Laver09' was developed by the breeder, Ralph T. Perkins, an employee of Goldsmith Seeds, Inc. in Gilroy, California, U.S.A., as part of a planned breeding program. It originated from a cross made in October 2002 between the female parent designated '148-3' and the male parent designated '257-5', both proprietary lines with lavender flowers. The resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse in April 2003. 'Car Laver09' was selected from the progeny in July 2003 based on its new flower colour and improved plant growth habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Car Laver09' were conducted during the spring of 2008 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants per variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11.5 cm pots on May 13, 2008. Measured characteristics were based on measurements taken from 10 plants or parts of plants on June 23, 2008. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison table for 'Car Laver09' with reference variety 'Balanglader'

Colour of inner side of flower (RHS)

  'Car Laver09' 'Balanglader'
upper lip N87B with 86B tones near margins and N81B veins N87B-C with N87A veins
lower lip N87B N87C

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Angelonia: 'Car Laver09' (left) with reference variety 'Balanglader' (right)

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Angelonia: 'Car Laver09' (left) with reference variety 'Balanglader' (right)

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Car Laver09
Angelonia: 'Car Laver09' (left) with reference variety 'Balanglader' (right)

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