Denomination: 'PKMF02'
Botanical Name: Campanula formanekiana
Applicant/Holder: Gartneriet PKM A/S
Slettensvej 207-215
Odense N
Breeder: Gert Jensen, Gartneriet PKM A/S, Odense N, Denmark
Agent in Canada: Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
R.R. #2
Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 2007-04-20
Application Number: 07-5888
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-12-15
Certificate Number: 3991
Date rights revoked: 2013-12-15

Variety Description


PLANT: erect growth habit, medium to dense, short, narrow to medium width, no rhizomes
STEM: dense pubescence, angled in cross section, light green

LEAF: medium length, broad to very broad, very low to low length/width ratio, obtuse tip, rounded base, widest point towards the base, flat in cross section, medium to strong toothing of margin, weak undulation of margin, grey green on upper surface, very weak to weak rugosity, absent or very weak glossiness of upper surface, dense pubescence on upper surface
PETIOLE: very long

CALYX: no petaloid lobes, somewhat spreading lobes
COROLLA: outwards natural attitude, tubular, only one whorl, large diameter, long
COROLLA TUBE: three quarters the length of the corolla, medium length, parallel sided, medium width at mouth, light violet blue (slightly more blue than RHS 91C) on outer surface
COROLLA LOBE: broadly ovate, short to medium length, medium width, medium reflexing, no twisting, flat in cross section at mid point, medium central furrow on inner surface, obtuse tip, light blue violet (lighter than RHS 85B) on inner surface

Origin & Breeding History: 'PKMF02' originated from a cross made in Sohus, Denmark in 2000. The female parent was the proprietary selection of Campanula formanekiana named 'FORMET' and the male parent was an un-named proprietary selection of Campanula formanekiana. The variety 'PKMF02' was selected in 2003 based on the number of cuttings per stock plant, vernalization period and forcing time after vernalization. The objective of this breeding program was to develop a new campanula variety with a more upright, compact growth habit which flowers more freely than the species.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'PKMF02' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2007/0042, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office in Angers, France. The trials were conducted by The National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) in Cambridge, United Kingdom, in 2008. Colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Campanula: Candidate variety 'PKMF02'

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Campanula: Candidate variety 'PKMF02'

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