|Botanical Name:||Begonia ×hiemalis|
Koppe Royalty B.V.
Lubbertus H. Koppe, Koppe Royalty B.V., Putten, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2006-12-18|
|Grant of Rights Termination Date:||2024-12-18|
'Binos Pink' is an elatior begonia with an early to medium flowering time under natural long days as well as after shortday treatment. It has a short to medium foliage height and medium to broad plant width. It has very few to few basal shoots with many branches per shoot, and a medium thick internode below the first inflorescence. The leaf upper side is dark green, and the lower side light green with strong to very strong glossiness. The leaf blade width is medium to broad, with a medium to long midrib, an open to wide-open base and an acute apex of narrow to medium width. The leaf blade margin has bi-serrate shallow incisions with weak to medium undulation.
The inflorescence of 'Binos Pink' is dense to very dense, and the bracts are large and green with an acute apex. The flowers are double and large in diameter, with a medium to high number of petals and a gradual change of petal size. The upper and lower side of the outer petal are dark pink red (RHS 46D). For the inner petal, the margin of the upper side is purple red (RHS 58B), the middle of the upper side is red pink to dark pink red (RHS 52B-52A), and the middle of the lower side is red pink (RHS 52B). The petals have incisions, and no undulation.
Origin & Breeding History: 'Binos Pink' was discovered by the breeder as a naturally occurring whole-plant mutation of Begonia ×hiemalis cultivar 'Binos' in April 2002 in Emerlo, The Netherlands. It was selected for based on flower colour.
Tests & Trials: The detailed description is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, CPVO reference number 2003/2198, application number BGE 598, grant number 14317, purchased from the CPVO, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany, in 2004.
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