|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|
Variety used for comparison: 'BBMIL'
Summary: The plant width of 'Rebecca' is medium to broad while it is medium for 'BBMIL'. The flower width of 'Rebecca' is narrow to medium while it is medium for 'BBMIL'. The lower side of the inner petals at the margin is yellow for 'Rebecca' while it is light yellow for 'BBMIL'.
PLANT: medium to tall, medium to broad
PETIOLE: absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on upper side
LEAF BLADE: medium to long, medium width, dark green on upper side, light green on lower side, moderately open to closed base, moderately acute apex, shallow margin incisions, weak margin undulation
BRACT: medium in size, green
FLOWER: double, narrow to medium width, medium number of petals
OUTER PETAL: light yellow (RHS 10B) at margin on upper side, yellow (RHS 12B) at middle of upper side, absent or very shallow margin incisions
INNER PETAL: yellow (RHS 12B) at margin on upper side, yellow (RHS 12A) in middle on upper side, yellow (RHS 12B) at margin on lower side, light yellow (RHS 12C) at middle of lower side, absent or very shallow margin incisions, absent or very weak margin undulation.
Origin & Breeding History: 'Rebecca' was discovered by the breeder in Ermelo, The Netherlands in 2005, as a naturally occurring whole plant mutation of the variety 'Blitz'. The new variety was selected based on flower colour and petal number. Propagation by terminal cuttings was first conducted in July 2005 in Ermelo, The Netherlands.
Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Rebecca' is based on the UPOV Report of Technical Examination, application number 2008/0863, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office in Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany in 2009. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'Rebecca' with reference variety 'BBMIL'
Colour of upper side of petal (RHS)
Colour of lower side of inner petal (RHS)
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