Denomination: 'Nzcone'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'Bonfire'
Trade name: Bonfire
Botanical Name: Begonia boliviensis
Applicant/Holder: The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Ltd.
Private Bag 1401
Havelock North
New Zealand
Agent in Canada: Kirby Eades Gale Baker
Constitution Square
340 Albert Street, Suite 1210
Ottawa, Ontario
K1R 7Y6
Tel: 613-907-9105
Application Date: 2004-06-18
Application Number: 04-4242
Protective direction granted: 2004-06-18
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-06-01
Certificate Number: 3528
Date rights surrendered: 2012-05-17

Variety Description


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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Begonia: 'Nzcone'

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