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Denomination: 'ABRZ0004'
Botanical Name: Aubrieta
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Participations AG
Rosentalstrasse 67
P.O. Box CH-4058
Breeder: Har 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: 2017-04-03
Provisional Protection:: 2017-04-03
Application Number: 17-9161

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'ABRZ0001'

Summary: The petiole of 'ABRZ0004' is medium length while the petiole of 'ABRZ0001' is long. The leaf blade margin incisions of 'ABRZ0004' are shallow while those of 'ABRZ0001' are of medium depth. When newly opened, the inner side of the corolla lobe of 'ABRZ0004' is mainly violet whereas it is more red violet for 'ABRZ0001'.


PLANT: tall foliage
PETIOLE: medium length
LEAF BLADE: medium length, medium width, medium green on upper side
LEAF BLADE MARGIN: shallow depth of incisions, absent or very few incisions
FLOWER: small to medium size, weak undulation of margin, few corona segments, absent or very weak degree of overlapping of upper and lower corolla lobes
COROLLA LOBE: inner side is mainly violet (RHS N81A) when newly opened, inner side is mainly purple (RHS N79C) when fully opened, absent or very narrow white ring at base

Origin & Breeding History: 'ABRZ0004' originated from a controlled cross conducted by the breeder, Har Stemkens, an employee of Syngenta Seeds B.V., in Enkhuizen, the Netherlands. The cross was made in March 2010 between the female parent, a proprietary seedling designated 'L2011-1' and the male parent, a proprietary seedling designated 'M1882-3'. The resultant seed was sown in August 2010. A single seedling was selected in March 2011, in Enkhuizen, based on plant vigour, flowering time, number of flowers and flower colour.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'ABRZ0004' is based on the UPOV Report of Technical Examination, application number 2015/1068, purchased from Community Plant Variety Office in Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany in 2016. Colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison table for 'ABRZ0004' with reference variety 'ABRZ0001'

Main colour of newly opened corolla lobe (RHS)

  'ABRZ0004' 'ABRZ0001'
inner side N81A N78A

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Aubrieta: 'ABRZ0004'

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Aubrieta: 'ABRZ0004'

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