The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Ltd.
Private Bag 1401
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38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
PLANT: very tall, narrow to medium width
LEAF: medium length midrib, medium to broad, medium to large length to width ratio, upper side dark brown green, anthocyanin colouration present in margin, lower side red
PEDUNCLE: medium to long
FLOWER: small to medium diameter, single, outer petal dark pink red (RHS 47C) at margin on upper side, red pink (RHS 43C) in middle on upper side
STAMEN: yellow orange
Origin & Breeding History: 'Nzctwo' originated from a cross with an unnamed hybrid as the female parent and pollen from an unnamed clone of Begonia boliviensis as the male parent. The cross was made at the New Zealand Institute for Crop & Food Research in North Palmerston, New Zealand. a seedling was selected from this cross in April 2002 and cross-pollinated for further selection. The new variety was selected as a single seedling in February 2004, based on criteria for flower and leaf colour.
Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Nzctwo' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, reference number 2007/1663, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. 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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