|Trade name:||Windchime Pink Purple|
Kieft Bloemzaden B.V.
Cees Van Diepen, Kieft Bloemzaden B.V., Venhuizen, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
Oxford Station, Ontario
Variety used for comparison: 'Tom Thumb'
Summary: 'Kiefuwipp' has a narrower growth habit than 'Tom Thumb'. The stem anthocyanin colouration of 'Kiefuwipp' is weaker than 'Tom Thumb'. 'Kiefuwipp' has a larger flower diameter than 'Tom Thumb'. The style and filament of 'Kiefuwipp' is that of red purple while they are pink for 'Tom Thumb'. 'Kiefuwipp' has a reddish purple sepal while in 'Tom Thumb' it is red purple with a pinker tone. The flower petals of 'Kiefuwipp' are purple while those in 'Tom Thumb' are violet blue.
PLANT: narrow upright to upright bushy growth habit, very weak stem anthocyanin colouration,
LEAF: medium green, shallow incisions of the margin
FLOWER: blooms late season, single, ovary has very weak anthocyanin colouration, red purple style and filament
HYPANTHIUM: cylindrical shape, blue pink
SEPAL: longer in relation to the petals, horizontal attitude, straight to reflexing attitude of the apex, purple to blue pink inner side, purple to blue pink outer side
Origin & Breeding History: 'Kiefuwipp' was developed from a cross between in-bred parental lines 6251-1 as the female parent and 265 as the male parent. The cross occurred during 1998 in Venhuizen, The Netherlands. Selection criteria included ease of propagation, compact upright habit, flower colour and continuous flowering habit.
Tests & Trials: Trials were conducted during the summer of 2006 in Oxford Station, Ontario. Trial consisted of 15 plants of each variety, each individually grown in 10 cm pots in a polyhouse. Plants were spaced 25 cm apart. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety. Colours were determined using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'Kiefuwipp' with reference variety 'Tom Thumb'
Flower diameter (mm)
Petal length (mm)
Sepal colour (RHS)
Petal colour (RHS)
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