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Denomination: 'Audelmag'
Botanical Name: Aubrieta
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: M. Gutter, Enkhuizen, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2006-12-07
Application Number: 06-5688
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-09-23
Certificate Number: 3610
Date rights surrendered: 2013-09-24

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Royal Red'

Summary: The upper side of the leaf blade of 'Audelmag' has no anthocyanin colouration while that of 'Royal Red' has medium to strong anthocyanin. 'Audelmag' has a smaller flower diameter and shorter petals than 'Royal Mag'. The upper side of the petal of 'Audelmag' is dark red violet while it is violet for 'Royal Mag'.


PLANT: semi-erect growth habit, dense branching
STEM: thin, absent to moderate anthocyanin colouration
LEAF: alternate arrangement along stem, simple type
LEAF BLADE: elliptic to oblanceolate, dentate margin, incisions of margin are shallow to medium deep, very few incisions of margin, no variegation, medium green on upper side, light green on lower side, no anthocyanin colouration, medium dense pubescence

PEDICEL: no anthocyanin colouration
CALYX: medium to strong anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER BUD: violet
FLOWER: 4 petals, when fully open the upper side is dark red violet, when fully open the lower side is violet, no markings nor eye zone
PETAL: absent to very weak reflexing, weak undulation of margin, overlapping arrangment
STAMEN: whitish green filament with pink at top, yellow anther
STIGMA: positioned below anthers, yellow green
STYLE: green with red at top

Origin & Breeding History: 'Audelmag' was developed by the breeder M. Gutter, an employee of Syngenta Seeds B.V. in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. It originated from a proprietary selection of Aubrieta hybrida identified as number 'C0131'. The selection 'C0131' is the result of two cycles of half-sib selection in the Aubrieta hybrida variety 'Royal Red'. 'Audelmag' was selected in March 2002 based on its early flowering and compact plant growth habit. Asexual reproduction by cuttings was first conducted in August 2002 in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Audelmag' were conducted during the winter of 2008 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. There were 15 plants of each variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 16 cm pots on May 8, 2007. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants or parts of plants of each variety on February 29, 2008. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Audelmag' with reference variety 'Royal Red'

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Audelmag' 'Royal Red'
mean 2.3 2.8
std. deviation 0.20 0.35

Petal length (mm)

  'Audelmag' 'Royal Red'
mean 9.90 12.91
std. deviation 0.74 1.87

Flower colour (RHS)

  'Audelmag' 'Royal Red'
upper side-fully open darker and redder than N78A N78A
lower side-fully open N78B-C N78B-C

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Aubrieta: 'Audelmag' (left) with reference variety 'Royal Red' (right)

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Aubrieta: 'Audelmag' (left) with reference variety 'Royal Red' (right)

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