Denomination: 'KRBELIF01'
Botanical Name: Begonia-Rex-Hybridae
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: 2012-07-16
Application Number: 12-7661
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-05-23
Certificate Number: 4788
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2032-05-23

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Inca Fire'

Summary: The leaf blade of 'KRBELIF01' is short in length and narrow in width while the leaf blade for 'Inca Fire' is short to medium in length and narrow to medium in width. The leaf blade of 'KRBELIF01' has shallow lobing while the leaf blade of 'Inca Fire' has shallow to medium depth of lobing.


PLANT: short to medium height of foliage

PETIOLE: reddish brown, weak white pubescence
LEAF BLADE: short length of midrib, narrow, absent curling of basal lobes, medium overlapping at base, absent or very weak pubescence on upper side, upper side is red, lower side green and red between red veins, shallow depth of lobing, absent or very shallow incisions of margin, absent or very weak intensity of undulation of margin

FLOWER: single
OUTER PETAL: margin of upper side is light blue pink (RHS 73C), middle of upper side is light blue pink (RHS 62B)
INNER PETAL: middle of upper side is light blue pink (RHS 73C)
STAMEN: yellow orange

Origin & Breeding History: 'KRBELIF01' originated as a naturally occurring whole plant mutation of the variety 'Inca Fire'. It was discovered and developed by the breeder, Lubbertus H. Koppe, in August 2006 in Ermelo, The Netherlands. 'KRBELIF01' was selected based on the upper and lower side leaf colour.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'KRBELIF01' is based on the UPOV report on Technical Examination, application number 2011/2567, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany in 2012. Colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Begonia: 'KRBELIF01'

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