Denomination: 'Reina'
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: 10-7041
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-09-22
Certificate Number: 4182
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2029-09-22

Variety Description


PLANT: short to medium height, medium to broad, few to medium number of basal shoots, medium number of branches on basal shoots
STEM: medium thickness of internode below first inflorescence

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

BRACT: small to medium in size, green, acute apex
INFLORESCENCE: medium to dense, medium time of beginning of flowering after short day treatment
FLOWER: double, small diameter, medium number of petals, abrupt change in petal size, no incisions or undulation of petal margin
OUTER PETAL: red (RHS 44C) at margin on upper side, orange red (RHS 30A-B) in middle on upper side, orange red (RHS 41C) in middle on lower side
INNER PETAL: orange red (RHS 33B) at margin on upper side, orange red (RHS 33B) in middle on upper side, orange red (RHS 40D) in middle on lower side.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Reina' was discovered by the breeder at Ermelo, The Netherlands in 2000, as a naturally occurring whole plant mutation of the variety 'Dark Britt'. The new variety was selected based on its flower colour. Propagation by terminal cuttings was first conducted in June 2001 in Ermelo, The Netherlands.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Reina' is based on the UPOV Report of Technical Examination, application number 2005/0770, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office in Angers, France. The trials were conducted by Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany in 2006. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Begonia: 'Reina'

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