|Botanical Name:||Campanula takesimana|
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, medium density, short, medium to broad, strongly vigorous rhizomes present
STEM: very sparse pubescence, round in cross section, purple
LEAF: short to medium length petiole, short to medium length leaf blade, narrow to medium width, low length to width ratio, acuminate tip, rounded base, position of widest part towards base, weakly concave in cross section, high number of teeth on margin, medium undulation of margin, upper side dark green, medium to strong rugosity, medium to strong glossiness on upper side, no pubescence on upper side
CALYX: petaloid lobes absent, calyx lobes somewhat spreading
COROLLA: downwards attitude, tubular, one whorl, medium diameter, medium to long
COROLLA TUBE: short, 3/4 length of corolla, parallel sided, narrow to medium width at mouth, outer surface violet (RHS N77B) and dark purple red (RHS N186D), inner surface white (RHS NN155B) with brown purple (RHS 187A) secondary colour, secondary colour in a spotted pattern throughout
COROLLA LOBE: moderately triangular, short, narrow, medium to strong reflexing, no twisting, weakly convex in cross section, weak central furrow on inner surface, acuminate tip.
Origin & Breeding History: 'PKMTAK1' originated from a cross made in 2001 in Sohus, Denmark. The female parent was a variety named 'Hot Lips' and the male parent was an un-named proprietary selection. The variety was selected in 2002 and 2003, based on its compact growth habit, small leaves and flower colour.
Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'PKMTAK1' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2007/1295, 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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