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Cas Lavener


Denomination: 'Cas Lavener'
Trade name: Carita Cascade Lavender
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: 07-6080
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-06-01
Certificate Number: 3845
Date rights surrendered: 2012-04-05

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balangbeke' (AngelMist Spreading Purple)

Summary: The leaves of 'Cas Lavener' are longer than those of 'Balangbeke'. 'Cas Lavener' has narrower flowers than 'Balangbeke'. The reflexing of the corolla lobes of 'Cas Lavener' is medium to strong while it is weak for 'Balangbeke'. The lower lip of the corolla of 'Cas Lavener' has weak undulation of the margin while that of 'Balangbeke' has medium undulation of the margin. The chamber of 'Cas Lavener' is longer than that of 'Balangbeke'.


PLANT: spreading growth habit
SHOOT: anthocyanin colouration below the inflorescence ranging from weak to medium

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

UPPER LIP OF FLOWER: violet (RHS N82A) inner side
LOWER LIP OF FLOWER: violet (RHS N82A) inner side, weak undulation of margin
COROLLA LOBES: medium to strong reflexing, no stripes
FLOWER CHAMBER: as long as broad, medium to strong purple red markings on inner side, medium to dense markings
FLOWER POUCH: yellow green on inner side

Origin & Breeding History: 'Cas Lavener' originated from a cross between the female parent '432-1' and the male parent '421-3' conducted by the breeder Ralph T. Perkins, in September 2003, as part of a planned breeding program. The resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse in March 2006. In June 2006, a single plant from the progeny was selected by the breeder based on flower colour and plant growth habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Cas Lavener' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring/summer of 2009 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11 cm pots on April 28, 2009. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 11, 2009. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Cas Lavener' with reference variety 'Balangbeke'

Leaf length (cm)

  'Cas Lavener' 'Balangbeke'
mean 6.7 5.3
std. deviation 0.62 0.56

Flower width (cm)

  'Cas Lavener' 'Balangbeke'
mean 1.9 2.5
std. deviation 0.34 0.08

Chamber length (mm)

  'Cas Lavener' 'Balangbeke'
mean 7.5 2.9
std. deviation 0.71 0.32

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Cas Lavener
Angelonia: 'Cas Lavener' (left) with reference variety 'Balangbeke' (right)

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Cas Lavener
Angelonia: 'Cas Lavener' (left) with reference variety 'Balangbeke' (right)

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