Denomination: 'Innbolora'
Trade name: Mandalay Mandarin
Botanical Name: Begonia ×tuberhybrida
Applicant/Holder: InnovaPlant Zierpflanzen GmbH & Co. KG
Postfach 113
Breeder: Silvia Hofmann, InnovaPlant Zierpflanzen GmbH & Co. KG, Gensingen, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2008-03-28
Application Number: 08-6236
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-02-25
Certificate Number: 3800
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2028-02-25

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Nzone' (Bonfire)

Summary: The leaf blade of 'Innbolora' has a long midrib length while the leaf blade of 'Nzone' has a medium length midrib. 'Innbolora' has a large to very large flower diameter while 'Nzone' has a large flower diameter.


PLANT: medium height, broad width

LEAF BLADE: long midrib, narrow to medium width, large to very large length to width ratio, light to medium green upper side, anthocyanin colouration present on margin, green on lower side

PEDUNCLE: medium length

FLOWER: large to very large diameter, single, red (RHS 40B) on margin and middle of upper side, stamens yellow orange.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Innbolora' originated from a cross made in September 2003 in Gensingen, Germany. The female parent was the variety 'Elserta' and the male parent was the species Begonia boliviensis. The new variety was selected from the resultant seedlings in September 2004, for criteria based on flower type, flower colour and compact growth habit. Asexual reproduction of the new variety by vegetative cuttings was first conducted in 2004 in Gensingen, Germany.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Innbolora' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, CPVO reference number 2007/2736. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany in 2008. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Begonia: 'Innbolora'

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Begonia: 'Innbolora'

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