Beman Hellrosa


Denomination: 'Beman Hellrosa'
Trade name: Solenia Light Pink
Botanical Name: Begonia ×hiemalis
Applicant/Holder: Benary Samenzucht GmbH
Petersweg 72
Breeder: Konrad Wagner, Münden, Germany
Agent in Canada: Norseco Inc.
2914, boulevard Curé-Labelle
Laval, Quebec
H7P 5R9
Tel: 514-332-2275
Application Date: 1999-12-20
Application Number: 99-2015
Grant of Rights Date: 2001-08-13
Certificate Number: 1008
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2019-08-13

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Rieger Light Pink'

Summary: 'Beman Hellrosa' is a rose pink double elatior begonia. The flowers are larger in diameter and have more petals than those of the reference variety, 'Rieger Light Pink'. In addition, 'Beman Hellrosa' is primarily an outdoor type begonia whereas 'Rieger Light Pink' is used primarily indoors.


'Beman Hellrosa' is an elatior begonia with dark green leaves which have weak to medium glossiness on the underside. The leaf blade has a slightly overlapping base with an acute apex of medium width. The bi-serrate incisions of the leaf blade margin are shallow. Undulation of the margin is weak. Bracts are small, green and red with a rounded apex.

The double flowers of 'Beman Hellrosa' are medium in density with an abrupt change in petal size. Petal incisions are weak with very weak undulation.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Beman Hellrosa' was the result of a cross between Begonia tuberhybrida (female parent) x Begonia socotrana (male parent). The cross was made in 1994 at Benary Seeds, Hann. Münden, Germany.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Beman Hellrosa' were conducted in August, 2000 at Boisbriand, Quebec. The trials consisted of 10 plants per variety, grown indoors in 20 cm pots. Measured characteristics were based on ten measurements.

Comparison tables for 'Beman Hellrosa' with reference variety 'Rieger Light Pink'

Plant height (cm)

  'Beman Hellrosa' 'Rieger Light Pink'
mean 21.4 20.76
range 17-24.1 17-22.5

Length of leaf midrib (cm)

  'Beman Hellrosa' 'Rieger Light Pink'
mean 7.55 7.5
range 6.2-10 9-6

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Beman Hellrosa' 'Rieger Light Pink'
mean 8.6 7.9
range 6.5-11.1 4.5-11.6

Flower diameter (mm)

  'Beman Hellrosa' 'Rieger Light Pink'
mean 49.0 34.0
range 30-70 25-42

Number of petals

  'Beman Hellrosa' 'Rieger Light Pink'
mean 32.6 18
range 21-46 15-22

Colour of outer petal (RHS)

  'Beman Hellrosa' 'Rieger Light Pink'
upper side-margin 51B 50A
upper side-middle 54B 48B
lower side-middle 51C reddish rose margin fading to yellowish-green at base

Colour of inner petal (RHS)

  'Beman Hellrosa' 'Rieger Light Pink'
upper side-margin 55A 52A
upper side-middle 58D bi-colour 50A & 52C blend
lower side-middle 61D 52D
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