Diamond Bordeaux


Denomination: 'Diamond Bordeaux'
Botanical Name: Bouvardia
Applicant/Holder: Bouvardiakwekerij de Jong vof
Floraweg 67-2371
Breeder: John M.F. de Jong, Bouvardiakwekerij de Jong vof, Roelofarendsveen, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
R.R. #2
Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 2008-08-14
Application Number: 08-6427
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-05-20
Certificate Number: 4066
Date rights revoked: 2013-10-11

Variety Description


PLANT: tall to very tall
STEM: obtuse to quadrangular in cross section at middle third, light green on upper part, light brown on lower part, medium to long internode at middle third, weak to medium ramification

LEAF BLADE: medium to long, medium width, medium rigidity, ovate, medium intensity of green colour on upper side, sharp acute apex, attenuate base, straight in cross section, medium to strong blistering
PETIOLE: short to medium length

INFLORESCENCE: medium to long, medium to large maximum diameter, medium to large minimum diameter, many to very many flowers, dense
FLOWER BUD: medium red before opening
FLOWER: small to medium sepal, semi-double, mid season flowering
COROLLA: semi-erect attitude of outer lobes, large to very large diameter
COROLLA TUBE: very large at base of corolla lobes, medium to large diameter in middle part, short to medium length, dark purple red to dark pink red (RHS 53B-C) on outer side
COROLLA LOBE: long outer lobes, medium to broad outer lobes, one colour on upper side, red (RHS 45A-B) on upper side, no shading, rigid to very rigid outer lobes, broad ovate outer lobes, sharp acute apex, convex in cross section
ANTHER: petaloidy always present
STYLE: no petaloidy, medium length

Origin & Breeding History: 'Diamond Bordeaux' originated from a controlled cross pollination of the proprietary seedlings '01.030.03' as the female parent and '99.096.12' as the male parent conducted in October 2003 in Roelofarendsveen, The Netherlands. A single seedling was selected in August 2005 based on improved floral and vegetative characteristics.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Diamond Bordeaux' is based on the UPOV Report of Technical Examination, application number BUV103, purchased from Naktuinbouw, Wageningen, The Netherlands. The trials were conducted by Naktuinbouw in Wageningen, The Netherlands in 2008. Colour determinations were made using the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Diamond Bordeaux
Bouvardia: 'Diamond Bordeaux'

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