|Botanical Name:||Saintpaulia ionantha|
Kwekerij Mariënoord B.V.
Henricus G.J. van der Knaap, Kwekerij Mariënoord B.V., Honselersdijk, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
PLANT: non-miniature, small diameter, many inflorescences, flowers mid-season
YOUNG LEAVES: strong intervenal anthocyanin colouration on lower side, anthocyanin present on veins on lower side
MATURE LEAVES: medium length and width, type one, dark green on upper side, medium to strong intervenal anthocyanin colouration on lower side, no anthocyanin present on veins on lower side, obtuse apex, absent or very weak undulation of margin, weak rugosity
PETIOLE: medium length, anthocyanin colouration present
INFLORESCENCE: medium number of flowers, short to medium peduncle length, strong anthocyanin colouration on peduncle
FLOWER: small diameter, zygomorphic (violet-like), double
PETAL: very few, bi-coloured, blue violet (RHS 76C) main colour, light blue violet (RHS N88A - more red than) secondary colour on whole surface of upper two petals, weak undulation of margin.
Origin & Breeding History: 'Trendy Moscow' originated from a controlled cross between the seedling E140 as the female parent and the seedling B31 as the male parent. The cross was made by the breeder, Henricus G.J. van der Knaap, of Kwekerij Mariënoord B.V., Honselersdijk, The Netherlands in August 2002. 'Trendy Moscow' was selected in February 2003 based on its flower colour and flower shape.
Tests & Trials: The detailed description is based on the UPOV (International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants) report of Technical Examination, Community Plant Variety Office reference number 2003/1158, grant number 16167, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany, in 2004.
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