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Echinacea plant named `Glowing Dream`
PP24329 Echinacea plant named `Glowing Dream`
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Inventor: Korlipara
Date Issued: March 18, 2014
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Primary Examiner: Para; Annette
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Attorney Or Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
U.S. Class: PLT/428
Field Of Search: ;PLT/428
International Class: A01H 5/00
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Abstract: A new and distinct Echinacea plant named `Glowing Dream` characterized by an amazing number of inflorescences starting in the first season, very long bloom time with excellent rebloom, a very compact habit, deep coral pink ray florets surrounding dark cones, numerous, strong dark stems, and excellent vigor.
Claim: I claim:

1. A new and distinct Echinacea plant as herein illustrated and described.
Description: Botanical denomination: Echinacea spp.

Variety designation: `Glowing Dream`.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to a new and distinct cultivar of Echinacea and given the cultivar name `Glowing Dream`. Echinacea is in the family Asteraceae. The new cultivar is part of a planned breeding program for a landscape series withcompact habits and profuse inflorescences. The exact parents of this selection are unknown, unnamed, proprietary interspecific hybrids of Echinacea paradoxa, Echinacea purpurea, and Echinacea tennesseensis. This cultivar was selected for its glowingcoral pink flowers.

Compared to Echinacea `Raspberry Tart` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 18,933), the new cultivar has ray florets, more basal crowns, and is much longer blooming.

Compared to Echinacea `Amazing Dream` (U.S. patent application Ser. No. 12/931,221), the new cultivar has coral pink rather than deep pink ray florets.

This new Echinacea cultivar is uniquely distinguished by: 1. an amazing number of inflorescences starting in the first season, 2. very long bloom time with excellent rebloom, 3. very compact habit, 4. deep coral pink ray florets surroundingdark cones, 5. numerous, strong dark stems, and 6. excellent vigor.

This new cultivar has been reproduced only by asexual propagation (division and tissue culture). Each of the progeny exhibits identical characteristics to the original plant. Asexual propagation by division and tissue culture using standardmicropropagation techniques with terminal and lateral shoots, as done in Canby, Oreg., shows that the foregoing characteristics and distinctions come true to form and are established and transmitted through succeeding propagations. The present inventionhas not been evaluated under all possible environmental conditions. The phenotype may vary with variations in environment without a change in the genotype of the plant.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING

FIG. 1 shows the inflorescences and habit of Echinacea `Glowing Dream` as a two-year-old growing in the garden in full sun in mid-July in Canby, Oreg.

DETAILED PLANT DESCRIPTION

The following is a detailed description of the new Echinacea cultivar based on observations of two-year-old specimens growing in the garden in full sun in Canby, Oreg. Canby is in Zone 8 on the USDA Hardiness map. Temperatures range from ahigh of 95 degrees F. in August to an average of 32 degrees F. in January. Normal rainfall in Canby is 42.8 inches per year in the trial fields in Canby, Oreg. The color descriptions are all based on The Royal Horticultural Society Colour Chart,5.sup.th edition. Plant: Type.--Herbaceous perennial. Hardiness.--USDA Zones 4 to 9. Size.--Grows to about 35 cm wide and 40 cm tall to top of inflorescences. Form.--Basal clump, with about 30 stems from the base. Vigor.--Excellent. Roots.--Fibrous, with many downward growing and few laterals, ivory in color, Yellow White 158D, roots develop easily from cuttings from the crown. Stem (flowering): Type.--Ascending, with 1 to 2 inflorescences per stem. Size.--To 37 cm tall to aterminal inflorescence and 6.5 mm wide at base. Internode length.--2 cm to 5 cm. Surface texture.--Strigose. Color.--Yellow Green 145A at the base blending to Brown 200C near flower. Leaf: Type.--Simple. Shape.--Lanceolate. Arrangement.--Alternate. Blade size.--Grows to 11 cm long and 2.9 cm wide. Margins.--Entire. Apex.--Acuminate. Base.--Attenuate. Surface texture.--Strigose on both sides. Venation.--Pinnate, Yellow Green 145B on both sides. Color.--Topside Green 137A, bottom side Green137B. Petiole description.--On lowermost leaves only, clasping, grows to 9.5 cm long and 3 mm wide, scabrous, narrow leafy edges which fold upwards, Yellow Green 145B on both sides except leafy edges, Green 137B. Inflorescence: Type.--Composite onterminal stalked heads. Number of flowering stems from the ground.--About 30. Flowering stem.--Grows to 37 cm tall from the base of the plant to the terminal inflorescence and can grow to 13.5 cm long from the top stem leaf to the base of aninflorescence; unbranched to branched, with 1 to 2 inflorescences per stem; diameter growing to 9 mm wide near the inflorescence; strigose; Yellow Green 145A at the base blending to Brown 200C near flower. Size.--Grows to 8.5 cm wide and 4 cm deep asdisc enlarges. Form.--Ray florets held slightly reflexed, mature disc is conic. Immature inflorescence.--Grows to 2.5 cm wide and 2.5 cm deep, ray florets held upright at 10 degrees from the vertical and rolled up so only the back color shows, GreyedPurple 186A, disc color Greyed Purple 187A. Ray florets.--Without pistil or stamen, about 20, grow to 4 mm long and 10 mm wide, elliptic to oblanceolate with the tip two to three-toothed (each acute), entire margins, base attenuate, glabrous on bothsides; topside between Red Purple 53A and Red 53A; bottom side Red Purple 59C, old flowers topside Red Purple 58A bottom side Red Purple 59C. Disc.--Flat becoming conic, becoming 32 mm deep and 29 mm wide with maturity, Greyed Purple 187A in backgroundwith bracts Orange 25A. Disc florets.--About 400 in number, each with 1 pistil and 4 stamen, grow to 11 mm long and 1.5 mm wide, each with one persistent, very stiff linear bract (12 mm long with the top 1 mm Greyed Purple 187A to 2 mm colored Orange25A to 4 mm Yellow Green 146B to White NN155A on bottom); corolla 5 mm long and 1.5 mm wide, tubular, 5 lobed, glabrous, base Greyed Purple 186B to middle Green 146A to lobes Greyed Purple 187A; pistil 11 mm long, ovary 4 mm long, White NN155D with topYellow Green 144A, style 6 mm long Yellow Green 145D, 2-branched stigma spreading 2 mm wide, Greyed Purple 187A; stamen 4 mm long, filaments 2 mm long and White NN155B, anthers 2 mm long and Greyed Purple 187A, pollen Yellow Orange 15A. Phyllaries.--In4 leafy series, area grows to 25 mm wide and 10 mm deep, lobes lanceolate in shape, reflexed, grow to 12 mm long and 2 mm wide, Yellow Green 147B, margins strigose, tip acute, strigose on both sides. Receptacle.--Grows to 11 mm wide and 22 mm deep,White NN155B. Bloom period.--July through October in Canby, Oreg. Fragrance.--Floral, sweet. Lastingness.--Each inflorescence lasts about two weeks in Canby, Oreg. Seeds: 3 mm long and 2.5 mm wide, oval, Brown 200C. Fertility.--Good. Disease andpests: No pests or diseases have been observed on plants grown under commercial conditions in Canby, Oreg. No resistances are known.

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