|Botanical Name:||Begonia ×hiemalis|
Koppe Royalty B.V.
Lubbertus H. Koppe, Koppe Royalty B.V., Putten, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2011-09-22|
|Grant of Rights Termination Date:||2029-09-22|
PLANT: medium height, medium to broad, few to medium number of basal shoots, medium to many number of branches on basal shoots
STEM: thick at internode below first inflorescence
LEAF BLADE: medium length, medium to broad width, dark green on upper side, light green on lower side, strong glossiness on lower side, closed base, acute apex, narrow to medium width of apex, bi-serrate margin incisions, shallow to medium depth margin incisions, weak to medium margin undulation
BRACT: small, red, acute apex
INFLORESCENCE: dense, late time of beginning of flowering after short day treatment
FLOWER: double, medium diameter, few to medium number of petals, gradual change in petal size, incisions and undulation present on petal margins
OUTER PETAL: light red pink (RHS 38C) at margin on upper side, red (RHS 50A) in middle on upper side, red (RHS 47A) in middle on lower side
INNER PETAL: light red pink (RHS 49B) at margin on upper side, dark pink red (RHS 52A) in middle on upper side, dark pink red (RHS 45D) in middle on lower side
Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Boriasko Dark' was discovered by the breeder in Ermelo, The Netherlands in 2005, as a naturally occurring whole plant mutation of the variety 'Boriasko'. The variety was selected based on its double flowers, colour stability, and flower longevity and quality. Propagation by terminal cuttings was first conducted in July 2005 in Ermelo, The Netherlands.
Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Boriasko Dark' is based on the UPOV Report of Technical Examination, application number 2006/2396, 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.
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