Royal Daphne Fresco


Denomination: 'Royal Daphne Fresco'
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: 08-6428
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-05-20
Certificate Number: 4068
Date rights revoked: 2013-10-11

Variety Description


PLANT: medium to tall
STEM: obtuse to quadrangular in cross section at middle third, purplish red on upper part, brown on lower part, medium length of internode at middle third of stem, medium ramification

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

INFLORESCENCE: medium length, large maximum diameter, medium to large minimum diameter, very many flowers, dense
FLOWER BUD: medium pink before opening
FLOWER: small sepal, single, mid season flowering
COROLLA: semi-erect attitude of outer lobes, very large diameter
COROLLA TUBE: large diameter at base of corolla lobes, small to medium diameter in middle part, medium length, dark purple red to purple (RHS 59B-C) on outer side
COROLLA LOBE: long to very long outer lobes, broad outer lobes, one colour on upper side, blue pink (RHS 73B) on upper side, purple (RHS 67A) eye on upper side, no shading, medium to rigid outer lobes, broad ovate outer lobes, sharp acute apex, convex in cross section
ANTHER: no petaloidy, white before anthesis
STYLE: no petaloidy, medium length

Origin & Breeding History: 'Royal Daphne Fresco' originated from a controlled cross pollination of the proprietary seedlings '98.368.02' as the female parent and '01.178.08' as the male parent conducted in September 2002 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 'Royal Daphne Fresco' is based on the UPOV Report of Technical Examination, application number BUV102, 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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Royal Daphne Fresco
Bouvardia: 'Royal Daphne Fresco'

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