|Previously Proposed Denomination:||'Bonfire'|
|Botanical Name:||Begonia boliviensis|
The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Ltd.
Private Bag 1401
|Agent in Canada:||
Kirby Eades Gale Baker
340 Albert Street, Suite 1210
|Protective direction granted:||2004-06-18|
|Grant of Rights Date:||2009-06-01|
|Date rights surrendered:||2012-05-17|
PLANT: short, broad to very broad
LEAF: medium length midrib, narrow width, large to very large length to width ratio, medium to dark green upper side, anthocyanin colouration of margin present, green lower side
INFLORESCENCE: short peduncle
FLOWER: single type, large diameter, red (RHS 40B), yellow stamen
Origin & Breeding History: 'Nzcone' is a reselection out of the Begonia variety 'Firecracker' done in 1997. Three distinct forms were identified and one of these was selected and propagated for further assessment to become 'Nzcone'. Initial selection criteria included flower colour and size, compact plant growth habit and attributes related to commercial production.
Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Nzcone' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, CPVO reference number 20041080, grant number 16657. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany in 2005. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
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