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Publication numberUSPP18457 P2
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 11/486,308
Publication dateJan 22, 2008
Priority dateJul 13, 2006
Publication number11486308, 486308, US PP18457 P2, US PP18457P2, US-P2-PP18457, USPP18457 P2, USPP18457P2
InventorsMartien Gutter
Original AssigneeSyngenta Seeds B.V.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Aubrieta plant named ‘Audelpur’
US PP18457 P2
A new Aubrieta plant, characterized particularly as to novelty by the purple flowers, the early flowering and the strong dentation of the leaves.
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1. A new and distinct cultivar of Aubrieta plant named ‘Audelpur,’ as substantially illustrated and described herein.

Latin name of the genus and species of the plant claimed: Aubrieta hybrida.

Varietal denomination: ‘Audelpur’.


The present invention comprises a new distinct cultivar of Aubrieta, botanically known as Aubrieta hybrida.

The new Aubrieta is a product of a planned breeding program conducted in Enkhuizen, Netherlands. The new Aubrieta cultivar has a compact growth habit and an early flowering in several colors.

The present cultivar originates from a cross-pollination made in 1998, of a proprietary Aubrieta selection identified as ‘A002,’ not patented, as the female, or seed parent, with a proprietary Aubrieta selection identified as ‘A009,’ not patented, as the male, or pollen parent. A seedling from this cross was selected in 1999.

The present cultivar has been repeatedly asexually reproduced by cuttings in Enkhuizen, Netherlands, in Angers, France, in Gilroy, USA since 1999. The distinctive characteristics of this new Aubrieta are stable and reproduced true to type in successive generations of asexual reproduction. It takes 25 to 29 weeks to produce a finished plant, depending on the temperature.

This new Aubrieta plant is a perennial in all climatic zones in the US.


This new Aubrieta plant is illustrated by the accompanying photographic drawing of a 28 week old plant which shows blooms, buds and foliage of the plant in full color, the color showing being as true as can be reasonably obtained by conventional photographic procedures.


The following detailed descriptions set forth the distinctive characteristics of this new Aubrieta. The data which defines these characteristics were collected from asexual reproductions carried out in Enkhuizen, Netherlands. The plant history was taken on 35 week old plants, blossomed under natural light in the field.

Color readings were taken in the office under ambient light. Color references are primarily to The R.H.S. Colour Chart of The Royal Horticultural Society of London.

Plants of the new Aubrieta differ primarily from the plants of the female parent selection in the following characteristics:

Plants of the new variety have purple flowers and a compact growth habit, whereas plants of the female parent selection have red flowers and a very loose growth habit.

Plants of the new Aubrieta differ primarily from the plants of the male parent selection in the following characteristics:

Plants of the new variety have purple flowers and an early flowering, whereas plants of the male parent selection have mid blue flowers and a late flowering.

‘Purple Supreme’
‘Audelpur’ (not patented)
Earliness Early Late
Leaf margin More pronounced dentate Less pronounced dentate

  • Parentage:
      • Female parent.—‘A002,’ not patented.
      • Male parent.—‘A009,’ not patented.
  • Propagation:
      • Type cutting.—Terminal cuttings.
      • Time to initiate roots.—12-14 days at 18 C.
      • Time to produce a rooted cutting.—5 weeks.
      • Root description.—Fine, fibrous and white in color.
  • Plant description:
      • General appearance.—Makes long branches that tend to grow decumbent.
      • Growth and branching habit.—Freely branching habit, freely flowering. Vigorous.
      • Plant height.—5 cm.
      • Plant spread.—30 cm.
  • Lateral branches:
      • Length.—Primary branch: 12-17 cm. Secondary branch: 5-10 cm.
      • Diameter.—0.15 cm.
      • Texture.—Smooth, pubescent.
      • Internode length.—0.5-3 cm.
      • Color.—RHS 144B.
  • Foliage description:
      • Arrangement.—Alternate.
      • Length, mature leaves.—2 cm.
      • Width, mature leaves.—0.7 cm.
      • Shape.—Oblanceolate.
      • Apex.—Acute.
      • Base.—Attenuate.
      • Margin.—Dentate. 2-4 dents per leaf.
      • Texture.—Smooth, pubescent.
      • Venation pattern.—Pinnate. Veins are hardly visible.
      • Color young foliage, upper surface.—RHS 137A.
      • Color young foliage, lower surface.—RHS 138B.
      • Fully expanded foliage, upper surface.—RHS 137A.
      • Fully expanded foliage, lower surface.—RHS 138B.
      • Venation, upper surface.—RHS 142B.
      • Venation, lower surface.—RHS 142B.
      • Petiole.—Absent.
  • Flower description:
      • Flower type.—Single, cruciform.
      • Number of flowers and flower buds per lateral branch.—3-15.
      • Flower position.—At top of branch.
      • Fragrance.—Absent.
      • Flowering season.—Spring.
      • Flower diameter.—1.5-2 cm.
  • Flower buds:
      • Bud length (at stage of showing color).—0.7 cm.
      • Bud diameter.—0.4 cm.
      • Bud shape.—Ovate.
      • Texture.—Smooth, pubescent.
      • Color, just before opening.—Base: RHS 145A. Apex: RHS 137A with anthocyanin.
  • Petals:
      • Shape.—Petal has an elliptic base and an orbicular apex.
      • Quantity.—4 per flower, imbricate.
      • Petal base length.—0.8 cm.
      • Petal base width.—0.2 cm.
      • Petal base margin.—Entire.
      • Petal base texture.—Smooth.
      • Petal base color.—Upper surface: RHS 1C. Lower surface: RHS 1C.
      • Petal apex length.—0.7 cm.
      • Petal apex width.—0.8 cm.
      • Petal apex margin.—Entire.
      • Petal apex texture.—Smooth.
      • Petal apex color.—Upper surface: RHS N81A. Lower surface: RHS N81B.
  • Sepals:
      • Quantity.—4 per flower.
      • Shape.—Elliptic.
      • Apex.—Acute.
      • Margin.—Entire.
      • Length.—0.8 cm.
      • Width.—0.3 cm.
      • Color upper surface.—Immature: RHS 137A with some anthocyanin. Mature: RHS 137A with very much anthocyanin.
      • Color lower surface.—RHS 138B.
      • Texture upper surface.—Smooth, pubescent.
      • Texture lower surface.—Smooth, glabrous.
  • Peduncles:
      • Length.—0.7 cm.
      • Diameter.—0.1 cm.
      • Color.—RHS 138A with some anthocyanin.
      • Texture.—Smooth, pubescent.
  • Reproductive organs:
      • Androecium.—Stamen number: 6, not fused. Filament length: 0.4-0.8 cm. Filament color: RHS 2D. Anther shape: Ovate. Anther length: 0.2 cm. Anther color: RHS 2B. Color of pollen: RHS 2A. Amount of pollen: Normal.
      • Gynoecium.—Pistil number: One. Pistil length: 0.6 cm. Stigma color: RHS 150B. Style color: RHS N144C. Ovary color: RHS 138B.
  • Seed development: Seed development has not been observed.
  • Disease/pest resistance: No disease/pest resistance has been observed.
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U.S. ClassificationPLT/263.1
International ClassificationA01H5/00
Cooperative ClassificationA01H5/02
European ClassificationA01H5/02
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