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Denomination: 'ABRZ0001'
Trade name: Axcent Deep Red (Burgundy)
Botanical Name: Aubrieta
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Participations AG
Rosentalstrasse 67
P.O. Box CH-4058
Breeder: Henricus G.W. Stemkens, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Enkhuizen, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2012-06-07
Application Number: 12-7625
Date Withdrawn: 2015-07-27

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Axcent Dark Red'

Summary: The plants of 'ABRZ0001' flower earlier than those of 'Axcent Dark Red'. The flower bud of 'ABRZ0001' is brown red whereas it is violet for 'Axcent Dark Red'. The lamina of the petals of 'ABRZ0001' is shorter and narrower than that of 'Axcent Dark Red'. After full dehiscence, the inner side of the petal of 'ABRZ0001' is deep purple whereas it is violet for 'Axcent Dark Red'.


PLANT: semi-erect growth habit, dense branching
STEM: medium thickness, anthocyanin colouration absent
LEAF: alternate arrangement along stem, simple type, petiole present
LEAF BLADE: elliptic, dentate margin, no variegation, medium green on upper and lower sides, weak to medium anthocyanin colouration located along base of mid-vein and occasionally at apex tip, medium density of pubescence
LEAF BLADE MARGIN INCISIONS: medium depth, medium number

PEDICEL: anthocyanin colouration absent
CALYX: medium to strong anthocyanin colouration at base and along margins
FLOWER BUD: violet (RHS 77A)
FLOWER: 4 petals, inner side is violet (RHS N78A) before dehiscence, inner side is purple (deeper than RHS 71A) after full dehiscence, outer side is violet (duller than RHS N78A)
PETAL: very weak reflexing, medium undulation of margin, touching to overlapping arrangement, no markings
ANTHER: yellow

Origin & Breeding History: 'ABRZ0001' originated from an open pollinated cross between the female parent designated 'K1616-52' and an unknown male parent made in April 2007 by the breeder H. Stemkens, an employee of Syngenta Seeds B.V. in Enkhuizen, the Netherlands. The resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse in August 2007. 'ABRZ0001' was selected in March 2008 based on its flower colour and compact plant growth habit.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'ABRZ0001' was conducted in a polyhouse during the winter of 2014 at BioFlora Inc., St. Thomas, Ontario. There were 30 plants of each variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15.2 cm pots on August 15, 2013. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants or parts of plants of the candidate variety on February 13, 2014, and the reference variety on March 14, 2014. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'ABRZ0001' with reference variety 'Axcent Dark Red'

Flower bud colour (RHS)

  'ABRZ0001' 'Axcent Dark Red'
outer side 77A N80A

Petal lamina length (mm)

  'ABRZ0001' 'Axcent Dark Red'
mean 7.9 10.3
std. deviation 0.57 0.48

Petal lamina width (mm)

  'ABRZ0001' 'Axcent Dark Red'
mean 8.7 11.1
std. deviation 0.67 0.32

Flower petal colour, after full dehiscence (RHS)

  'ABRZ0001' 'Axcent Dark Red'
inner side deeper than 71A N87A

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Aubrieta: 'ABRZ0001' (left) with reference variety 'Axcent Dark Red' (right)

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Aubrieta: 'ABRZ0001' (left) with reference variety 'Axcent Dark Red' (right)

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Aubrieta: 'ABRZ0001' (left) with reference variety 'Axcent Dark Red' (right)

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