|Botanical Name:||Campanula formanekiana|
Gartneriet PKM A/S
Gert Jensen, Gartneriet PKM A/S, Odense N, Denmark
|Agent in Canada:||
Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
Oxford Station, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2011-10-19|
|Date rights surrendered:||2015-10-19|
PLANT: semi-erect growth habit, sparse to medium density, short, medium width, rhizomes absent
STEM: dense pubescence, ribbed in cross section, grey green
LEAF: short to medium length petiole, very short to short leaf blade, very narrow to narrow, very low to low length to width ratio, acute tip, obtuse base, position of widest part at mid-point, weakly concave in cross section, medium number of teeth on margin, strong undulation of margin, upper side grey green, absent or very weak rugosity, absent to very weak glossiness on upper side, dense pubescence on upper side
CALYX: petaloid lobes absent, calyx lobes somewhat spreading
COROLLA: outwards attitude, tubular, one whorl, large to very large diameter, medium to long
COROLLA TUBE: short to medium in length, 3/4 length of corolla, parallel sided, narrow to medium width at mouth, outer surface violet (RHS N87D) and blue-violet (RHS N88C) with light blue violet (RHS 85D) secondary colour, secondary colour distributed throughout corolla tube and at base in stripes and along veins
COROLLA LOBE: broadly ovate, medium length, medium to broad, strong reflexing, no twisting, weakly convex in cross section, medium central furrow on inner surface, obtuse tip.
Origin & Breeding History: 'PKMFOR168' originated from a cross made in 2002 at Sohus, Denmark, between two un-named proprietary selections. The variety was selected in 2002 to 2003, based on its high number of cuttings per stock plant, short vernalization period, short forcing time after vernalization and deep violet flower colour.
Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'PKMFOR168' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2008/1903, 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 2009. Colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
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