TODAY’S PATENT – SLINGPINK
The invention is a new plant named Slingpink. The invention of this plant was done by Verhoef; Gijsbertus (Hazerswoude, NL). The patent number of this invention is USPP29149P2.
The present patent is a new cultivar of the Weigela plant named sling pink. The plant is distinguished by a dense compact plant habit, light pink flowers, and also by green foliage. The flowering repeat from May to October. The new cultivar is a breeding program conducted by the inventor in the area of Hazerswoude, the Netherlands. The objective of this breeding was to have attractive flower colors. It originated from the crossing of a female seed which is Weigela ‘Slingco 1’ and a male parent was an unnamed proprietor.
Asexual reproduction by softwood cutting of a new cultivar was first performed in 2014 in Hazerswoude, The Netherland and the new cultivar has been uniform and stable. The closest plants are Weigela are plangent, minuet, and plangent. The new cultivar sling pink is different from the female parent such as having a light pink flower. Though this new type of plant is not tested in all the environments the result is positive. The flower of the new cultivar repeats from May to October.