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Car Purr09


Denomination: 'Car Purr09'
Trade name: Carita Purple 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: 07-6077
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-01-11
Certificate Number: 3706
Date rights surrendered: 2016-01-11

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balangdepi' (AngelMist Deep Plum Improved)

Summary: 'Car Purr09' has shorter shoots and larger flowers than 'Balangdepi'. The inner side of the upper and lower lips of the flower is dark violet for 'Carr Purr09' while it is violet for 'Balangdepi'. 'Car Purr09' has a longer and narrower flower chamber than 'Balangdepi'. The relationship of the length of the flower chamber to its width is longer than broad for 'Car Purr09' while it is broader than long for 'Balangdepi'.


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

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

UPPER LIP OF FLOWER: dark violet on inner side
LOWER LIP OF FLOWER: dark violet on inner side, weak undulation of margin
COROLLA LOBES: weak to medium reflexing, no stripes
FLOWER CHAMBER: longer than broad, purple red markings, markings of strong intensity and medium density
FLOWER POUCH: yellow green with red purple markings on inner side
NECTARY BULGE: mainly purple

Origin & Breeding History: 'Car Purr09' 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 August 2003 between the female parent designated '402-1', a proprietary line with deep lavender flowers, and the male parent designated '191-1', another proprietary line with purple and white flowers. The resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse in November 2005. 'Car Purr09' was selected from the progeny in March 2006 based on its flower colour and plant growth habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Car Purr09' 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 tables for 'Car Purr09' with reference variety 'Balangdepi'

Shoot length (cm)

  'Car Purr09' 'Balangdepi'
mean 32.0 40.0
std. deviation 1.63 2.69

Flower length (cm)

  'Car Purr09' 'Balangdepi'
mean 3.1 2.5
std. deviation 0.17 0.15

Flower width (cm)

  'Car Purr09' 'Balangdepi'
mean 2.9 2.5
std. deviation 0.13 0.08

Colour of inner side of flower (RHS)

  'Car Purr09' 'Balangdepi'
upper lip 83B darker than N82A
lower lip 83B N82A-B

Flower chamber length (mm)

  'Car Purr09' 'Balangdepi'
mean 6.9 6.0
std. deviation 0.74 0.00

Flower chamber width (mm)

  'Car Purr09' 'Balangdepi'
mean 6.3 9.0
std. deviation 0.67 0.00

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Angelonia: 'Car Purr09' (left) with reference variety 'Balangdepi' (right)

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Car Purr09
Angelonia: 'Car Purr09' (left) with reference variety 'Balangdepi' (right)

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Car Purr09
Angelonia: 'Car Purr09' (left) with reference variety 'Balangdepi' (right)

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