Denomination: 'PKMP09'
Botanical Name: Campanula portenschlagiana
Applicant/Holder: Gartneriet PKM A/S
Slettensvej 207-215
Odense N
Breeder: Kristian Madsen, 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: 2011-03-24
Application Number: 11-7247
Grant of Rights Date: 2015-01-06
Certificate Number: 4975
Date rights surrendered: 2016-01-06

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'PKMP05', 'Moon' and 'Planet'

Summary: The plants of 'PKMP09' have dense branching while the plants of 'Moon' and 'Planet' have medium density branching. In profile, the sides of the corolla tube are slightly diverging towards the mouth for 'PKMP09' while the sides of the corolla tube of 'PKMP05' are parallel to slightly diverging. The outer side of the corolla tube of 'PKMP09' is violet while it is lighter violet for 'PKMP05'. In cross-section, the corolla lobe of 'PKMP09' is moderately convex at the mid-point whereas the corolla lobe of 'PKMP05' is weakly convex at the mid-point. The central furrow on the inner side of the corolla lobe of 'PKMP09' is strong while the central furrow is absent or weak for 'Moon' and weak for 'Planet'.


PLANT: flat rounded growth habit, dense branching, very short to short, medium width
RHIZOMES: weak vigour
STEM: sparse pubescence, ribbed in cross-section, light green

PETIOLE: very long
LEAF: very short, narrow to medium width, very small length to width ratio, obtuse tip, cordate base, widest towards base, weakly concave in cross-section, large dentate incisions of margin, medium undulation of margin, upper side is dark green, weak rugosity, absent or very weak glossiness of upper side, no pubescence on upper side

CALYX: no petaloid lobes, angle of lobes ranges from 90 degrees relative to pedicel to weakly reflexed
COROLLA: attitude is moderately outwards, campanulate form, single type, medium diameter, very short
COROLLA LOBE: moderate elliptic shape, short, very narrow at widest point, medium to strong reflexing, no twisting, mid-point is moderately convex in cross-section, strong central furrow on inner side, obtuse tip, inner side is violet (RHS N87A) and blue violet (RHS N88A)
COROLLA TUBE: length relative to corolla length is medium to long, short, in profile sides of tube are slightly diverging towards mouth, very narrow mouth, outer side is violet (RHS N87A)
POLLEN: whitish

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'PKMP09' originated from a cross between two unnamed proprietary selections, '08.03' and '08.05', at PKM Nurseries in Sorhus, Demark in June 2007. The resulting seedlings were selected in 2008 based on plant habit and flower colour.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'PKMP09' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2010/1273, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office in Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the National Institute of Agricultural Botany in Cambridge, United Kingdom in 2011. Colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison table for 'PKMP09' with reference varieties 'PKMP05', 'Moon' and 'Planet'

Colour of corolla tube (RHS)

  'PKMP09' 'PKMP05' 'Moon' 'Planet'
outer surface N87A N87C N/A N/A

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Campanula: 'PKMP09' (right) with reference variety 'PKMP05' (left)

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Campanula: 'PKMP09' (right) with reference variety 'PKMP05' (left)

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