Berseko Light Pink


Denomination: 'Berseko Light Pink'
Botanical Name: Begonia ×hiemalis
Applicant/Holder: Koppe Royalty B.V.
Putterbrink 1
3881 LK
Breeder: Lubbertus H. Koppe, Koppe Royalty B.V., Putten, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2006-07-07
Application Number: 06-5532
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-03-14
Certificate Number: 3182
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2026-03-14

Variety Description


PLANT: short to medium height, medium to broad width, few to medium basal shoots, many branches on basal shoots, medium to thick internodes below first inflorescence

LEAF BLADE: medium length, medium to broad, dark green on upper side, light green on lower side, strong glossiness on lower side, open to closed base, narrow acute apex
MARGIN: bi-serrate, incisions shallow to medium in depth, medium undulation

INFLORESCENCE: dense, medium time of flowering after short day treatment
BRACT: medium to large, red, acute apex
FLORET: large diameter, double, few to medium petals, gradual change in petal size, incisions present, undulation of margin present
OUTER PETAL: red pink (RHS 51D) margin on upper side, blue pink (RHS 62A) on middle of upper side, red pink (RHS 52D) on middle of lower side
INNER PETAL: light blue pink (RHS 65D) margin on upper side, light blue pink (RHS 62B) on middle of upper side, blue pink (RHS 62A) on middle of lower side.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Berseko Light Pink' originated as a naturally occurring whole plant mutation of Begonia ×hiemalis 'Berseko'. The variety was discovered by the breeder, Lubbertus H. Koppe, Koppe Royalty B.V. in Ermelo, The Netherlands in December 2002. Selection criteria included flower colour, flower size and plant growth habit. Asexual reproduction by terminal vegetative cuttings was first conducted in June 2004, in Ermelo, The Netherlands.

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 2004/2224, grant number 17188, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany, in 2005.

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Berseko Light Pink
Begonia: 'Berseko Light Pink'

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