USPP32357P2 - Hydrangea plant named ‘H218920’ - Google Patents

Hydrangea plant named ‘H218920’ Download PDF

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USPP32357P2
USPP32357P2 US16/602,102 US201916602102V USPP32357P2 US PP32357 P2 USPP32357 P2 US PP32357P2 US 201916602102 V US201916602102 V US 201916602102V US PP32357 P2 USPP32357 P2 US PP32357P2
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A new and distinct cultivar of Hydrangea plant named ‘H218920’, characterized by its upright and uniformly mounded plant habit; vigorous growth habit and rapid growth rate; freely branching habit with strong, thick and sturdy stems; freely and uniformly flowering habit; mophead-type inflorescences with numerous double red purple-colored sterile flowers; and good postproduction longevity.

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Botanical designation: Hydrangea macrophylla.
Cultivar denomination: ‘H218920’.
CROSS-REFERENCED TO CLOSELY-RELATED APPLICATIONS
Title: Hydrangea Plant Named ‘H218921’
Applicant: Niels Arts
Filed: Concurrently with this application having application Ser. No. 16/602,116
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
The present invention relates to a new and distinct cultivar of Hydrangea plant, botanically known as Hydrangea macrophylla, commercially referred to as a mophead-type Hydrangea and hereinafter referred to by the name ‘H218920’.
The new Hydrangea plant is a product of a planned breeding program conducted by the Inventor in De Kwakel, The Netherlands and Lengerich, Germany. The objective of the breeding program was to create new strong and freely-branching Hydrangea plants with strong sturdy stems, uniform flowering habit, large inflorescences with numerous showy sterile flowers, attractive sterile flower color and good postproduction longevity.
The new Hydrangea plant originated from a cross-pollination made by the Inventor in March, 2014 in De Kwakel, The Netherlands, of a proprietary selection of Hydrangea macrophylla identified as code number D4-7, not patented, as the female, or seed, parent with a mixture of pollen from a number of proprietary selections of Hydrangea macrophylla as the male, or pollen, parent. The new Hydrangea plant was discovered and selected by the Inventor as a single flowering plant from within the progeny of the stated cross-pollination in a controlled greenhouse environment in Lengerich, Germany in March, 2015.
Asexual reproduction of the new Hydrangea plant by vegetative tip cuttings in a controlled environment in De Kwakel, The Netherlands since April, 2016 has shown that the unique features of this new Hydrangea plant are stable and reproduced true to type in successive generations.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
Plants of the new Hydrangea have not been observed under all possible combinations of environmental conditions and cultural practices. The phenotype may vary somewhat with variations in environmental conditions such as temperature and light intensity without, however, any variance in genotype.
The following traits have been repeatedly observed and are determined to be the unique characteristics of ‘H218920’. These characteristics in combination distinguish ‘H218920’ as a new and distinct Hydrangea plant:
    • 1. Upright and uniformly mounded plant habit.
    • 2. Vigorous growth habit and rapid growth rate.
    • 3. Freely branching habit with strong, thick and sturdy stems.
    • 4. Freely and uniformly flowering habit.
    • 5. Mophead-type inflorescences with numerous double red purple-colored sterile flowers.
    • 6. Good postproduction longevity.
Plants of the new Hydrangea can be compared to plants of the female parent selection. Plants of the new Hydrangea differ primarily from plants of the female parent selection in sterile flower type as plants of the new Hydrangea have double sterile flowers whereas plants of the female parent selection have single sterile flowers.
Plants of the new Hydrangea can be compared to plants of ‘H218921’, disclosed in a U.S. Plant Patent application filed concurrently having Plant patent application Ser. No. 16/602,116. Plants of the new Hydrangea differ primarily from plants of ‘H218921’ in inflorescence form as plants of the new Hydrangea have mophead inflorescences whereas plants of ‘H218921’ have lacecap inflorescences. Plants of the Hydrangea have fewer sterile flowers per inflorescence than plants of ‘H218921’. In addition, sterile flowers of plants of the new Hydrangea are red purple in color whereas sterile flowers of plants of ‘H218921’ are white to light red purple in color.
Plants of the new Hydrangea can be compared to plants of the Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Agrihydrazestien’, disclosed in U.S. Plant Pat. No. 23,841. In side-by-side comparisons, plants of the new Hydrangea differ primarily from plants of ‘Agrihydrazestien’ in the following characteristics:
    • 1. Plants of the new Hydrangea are not as broad as plants of ‘Agrihydrazestien’.
    • 2. Plants of the new Hydrangea are more freely branching than plants of ‘Agrihydrazestien’.
    • 3. Plants of the new Hydrangea have smaller panicles than plants of ‘Agrihydrazestien’.
    • 4. Plants of the new Hydrangea are more freely flowering than plants of ‘Agrihydrazestien’.
    • 5. Sterile flowers of plants of the new Hydrangea are double types whereas sterile flowers of plants of ‘Agrihydrazestien’ are single types.
    • 6. Plants of the new Hydrangea have not been observed to develop fertile flowers whereas plants of ‘Agrihydrazestien’ develop fertile flowers.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS
The accompanying colored photographs illustrate the unique appearance of the new Hydrangea plant showing the colors as true as it is reasonably possible to obtain in colored reproductions of this type. Colors in the photographs may differ from the color values cited in the detailed botanical description which accurately describe the colors of the new Hydrangea plant.
The photograph on the first sheet is a side perspective view of four typical flowering plants of ‘H218920’ grown in a 25-cm container.
The photograph on the second sheet is a close-up view of a typical inflorescence of ‘H218920’.
DETAILED BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION
Plants used in the aforementioned photographs and in the following description were grown during the late spring and early summer with four plants in 25-cm containers in a glass-covered greenhouse in Lengerich, Germany and under cultural practices typical of commercial Hydrangea production. During the production of the plants, day and night temperatures averaged 17° C. Plants of the new Hydrangea were one year old when the photographs and description were taken. Plants of the new Hydrangea have not been observed to be successfully treated with aluminum sulfate to “blue” the inflorescences. In the following description, color references are made to The Royal Horticultural Society Colour Chart, 2015 Edition, except where general terms of ordinary dictionary significance are used.
  • Botanical description: Hydrangea macrophylla ‘H218920’.
  • Parentage:
      • Female, or seed, parent.—Proprietary selection of Hydrangea macrophylla identified as code number D4-7, not patented.
      • Male, or pollen, parent.—Mixture of pollen from a number of proprietary selections of Hydrangea macrophylla, not patented.
  • Propagation:
      • Type cutting.—By vegetative tip cuttings.
      • Time to initiate roots, summer.—About two weeks at temperatures about 23° C.
      • Time to initiate roots, winter.—About 18 days at temperatures about 20° C.
      • Time to produce a rooted young plant, summer.—About four weeks at temperatures about 23° C.
      • Time to produce a rooted young plant, winter.—About five weeks at temperatures about 20° C.
      • Root description.—Thick; typically whitish brown in color, actual color of the roots is dependent on substrate composition, water quality, fertilizer type and formulation, substrate temperature and physiological age of roots.
      • Rooting habit.—Freely branching; dense.
  • Plant description:
      • Plant and growth habit.—Upright and uniformly mounded plant habit; strong and sturdy stems; rapid growth rate and vigorous growth habit.
      • Plant height.—About 20 cm to 30 cm.
      • Plant diameter or area of spread.—About 45 cm.
  • Lateral branch description:
      • Branching habit.—Freely branching habit; when pinched, about eight to nine lateral branches develop per plant.
      • Length.—About 20 cm to 25 cm.
      • Diameter.—About 5 mm.
      • Internode length.—About 2 cm to 7 cm.
      • Texture.—Smooth, glabrous; fully developed, woody.
      • Aspect.—Upright to about 20° from vertical.
      • Strength.—Strong, sturdy.
      • Color.—When developing: Close to 144B; at internodes, close to 187A; lenticels, close to 187A. Developed: Close to 144B; at the internodes, close to 187A; when woody, close to 177D; lenticels, close to 187A.
  • Leaf description:
      • Arrangement.—Opposite, simple.
      • Length.—About 8 cm to 13 cm.
      • Width.—About 5 cm to 9 cm.
      • Shape.—Ovate.
      • Apex.—Aristate to cuspidate.
      • Base.—Obtuse.
      • Margin.—Dentate to serrate.
      • Texture, upper surface.—Smooth, glabrous.
      • Texture, lower surface.—Rugose, glabrous.
      • Venation pattern.—Pinnate.
      • Color.—Developing and fully expanded leaves, upper surface: Close to 139A; venation, close to 146B. Developing and fully expanded leaves, lower surface: Close to 138B; venation, close to 146D.
      • Petioles.—Length: About 2 cm to 3 cm. Diameter: About 4 mm. Texture, upper and lower surfaces: Smooth, glabrous. Color, upper and lower surfaces: Close to 146D.
  • Flower description:
      • Flower type and habit.—Double sterile flowers arranged on mophead-type terminal panicles; panicles flattened globular in shape; flowers face upright to outwardly depending on their position in the inflorescence; to date, fertile flower development has not been observed on plants of the new Hydrangea.
      • Fragrance.—None detected.
      • Natural flowering season.—Plants begin flowering about 9 to 14 months after planting; flowering begins in the early summer and is continuous throughout the summer in Northern Europe.
      • Flower longevity.—Sterile flowers last about four months on the plant, sterile flowers persistent.
      • Quantity of flowers.—Freely flowering habit; about 120 to 140 sterile flowers per panicle.
      • Panicle height.—About 7 cm to 9 cm.
      • Panicle diameter.—About 15 cm to 18 cm.
      • Sterile flower buds.—Length: About 3 mm. Diameter: About 3 mm. Shape: Spherical. Color: Close to 62C.
      • Sterile flower diameter.—About 2.5 cm to 3 cm.
      • Sterile flower depth (height).—About 1 cm.
      • Petals, sterile flowers.—To date, petal development on sterile flowers has not been observed on plants of the new Hydrangea.
      • Sepals, sterile flowers.—Quantity and arrangement: About 12 to 13 in about three whorls. Length, outer whorl: About 1.5 cm to 2 cm. Length, inner whorls: About 1 cm. Width, outer whorl: About 1.5 cm. Width, inner whorls: About 0.5 cm to 1 cm. Shape: Ovate. Apex: Acute. Base: Obtuse. Margin: Slightly serrulate. Texture, upper and lower surfaces: Smooth, glabrous. Color: When opening and fully opened, upper surface: Close to N57C; color does not change with development. When opening and fully opened, lower surface: Close to 63C; color does not change with development.
      • Pedicels, sterile flowers.—Length: About 2 cm to 3 cm. Diameter: About 2 mm. Strength: Strong. Aspect: Erect to about 45° from vertical. Texture: Smooth, glabrous. Color: Close to 63C.
      • Reproductive organs, sterile flowers.—Stamens: To date, stamen development has not been observed on plants of the new Hydrangea. Pistils: Pistil quantity per flower: Three. Pistil length: About 2 mm. Stigma shape: Oval. Stigma color: Close to 72A. Style length: About 2 mm. Style color: Close to 65C. Ovary color: Close to 65C.
      • Seeds.—To date, seed development has not been observed on plants of the new Hydrangea.
  • Pathogen & pest resistance: Under commercial production conditions, plants of the new Hydrangea have not been observed to be resistant to pathogens and pests common to Hydrangea plants to date.
  • Temperature tolerance: Plants of the new Hydrangea have been shown to be tolerant to temperatures ranging from about 3° C. to about 38° C.

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1. A new and distinct Hydrangea plant named ‘H218920’ as illustrated and described.
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