Elektra Pink

Begonia

Denomination: 'Elektra Pink'
Botanical Name: Begonia ×hiemalis
Applicant/Holder: Koppe Royalty B.V.
Putterbrink 1
Putten
3881 LK
Netherlands
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
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2006-07-14
Application Number: 06-5552
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-03-14
Certificate Number: 3183
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2026-03-14

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Picco'

Summary: 'Elektra Pink' has a darker purple red margin on the upper side of the outer petals than 'Picco'

Description:

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

LEAF BLADE: long, narrow to medium width, dark green on upper side, reddish green on lower side, weak to medium glossiness on lower side, wide open base, apex acute and very narrow to narrow
MARGIN: bi-crenate, incisions shallow to medium in depth, very weak to weak undulation

INFLORESCENCE: dense, early to medium time of flowering after short day treatment, early to medium time of flowering under natural long days
BRACT: small to medium size, green, round apex
FLORET: medium diameter, double, few to medium petals, abrupt change in petal size, no incisions, undulation of margin present
OUTER PETAL: purple red (RHS 58B) margin on upper side, purple red (RHS 61D) on middle of upper side, red pink (RHS 52D) on middle of lower side
INNER PETAL: purple red (RHS 58B) margin on upper side, purple red (RHS 58C) on middle of upper side, purple red (RHS 61D) on middle of lower side

Origin & Breeding History: 'Elektra Pink' originated from a cross between an unnamed Begonia tuberhybrida as the female parent and an unnamed Begonia socotrana as the male parent. The cross was made by the breeder, Lubbertus H. Koppe, Koppe Royalty B.V. in Ermelo, The Netherlands in January 1999. In June 1999, a single flowering plant was selected within the progeny of the stated cross. Selection criteria included flower colour, good plant form and appearance. Asexual reproduction by terminal vegetative cuttings was first conducted in June 2000, 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 2003/2160, grant number 14971, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany, in 2004.


Comparison table for 'Elektra Pink' with reference variety 'Picco'

Colour on upper side of outer petal (RHS)

  'Elektra Pink' 'Picco'
margin 52B 58B

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Elektra Pink
Begonia: 'Elektra Pink'

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