Bela Lilacpink


Denomination: 'Bela Lilacpink'
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: 2010-07-21
Application Number: 10-7038
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-09-22
Certificate Number: 4179
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2029-09-22

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Bela'

Summary: The outer petals of 'Bela Lilacpink' are purple red in the middle of the upper side while the outer petals of 'Bela' are dark pink red. The outer petals of 'Bela Lilacpink' are dark pink red in the middle of the lower side while those of 'Bela' are red to dark pink red.


PLANT: short, medium to broad, few to medium number of basal shoots, medium to many branches on basal shoots
STEM: thick at internode below first inflorescence

LEAF BLADE: medium to long, medium width, dark green on upper side, light green on lower side, strong to very strong glossiness on lower side, closed base, acute apex, narrow to medium width of apex, bi-serrate margin incisions, shallow margin incisions, weak to medium margin undulation

BRACT: medium to large, red, acute apex
INFLORESCENCE: medium to dense, medium to late time of beginning of flowering after short day treatment
FLOWER: double, medium to large diameter, few petals, gradual change in petal size, incisions and undulation present on petals
OUTER PETAL: dark pink red (RHS 53D) at margin on upper side, purple red (RHS 58C) in middle on upper side, dark pink red (RHS 51A-B) in middle on lower side
INNER PETAL: purple red (RHS 57A) at margin on upper side, purple red (RHS N57A) in middle on upper side, dark pink red (RHS 51A - 53D) in middle on lower side.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Bela Lilacpink' was discovered by the breeder in Ermelo, The Netherlands in 2005, as a naturally occurring whole plant mutation of the variety 'Bela'. The variety was selected based on its double flowers, colour stability, and flower longevity and quality. Propagation by terminal cuttings was first conducted in June 2005 in Ermelo, The Netherlands.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Bela Lilacpink' is based on the UPOV Report of Technical Examination, application number 2006/2397, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office in Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany in 2007. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison table for 'Bela Lilacpink' with reference variety 'Bela'

Colour of middle of outer petal (RHS)

  'Bela Lilacpink' 'Bela'
upper side 58C 53D
lower side 51A-B 47B-C

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Bela Lilacpink
Begonia: 'Bela Lilacpink'

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