|Previously Proposed Denomination:||'Kj 2002-0517'|
|Botanical Name:||Kalanchoe blossfeldiana|
Knud Jepsen A/S
Knud Jepsen, Knud Jepsen A/S, Hinnerup, Denmark
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
PLANT: tall, medium to broad width, medium to many flowering shoots of first order
LEAF: medium to long, medium to broad width, elliptic, medium green on upper side and light to medium green on lower side, very weak to weak anthocyanin, medium thickness, bicrenate margin with shallow to medium incisions, round apex with straight attitude, concave in cross section, no twisting of longitudinal axis
FLOWERING SHOOT: low to moderate number of lateral shoots of first order, highest pleiochasium is medium in width with moderate number of flowers
FLOWER: double, medium to large diameter
COROLLA LOBES: short to medium length, medium width, purple red (RHS N57A) on upper side, dark pink red (RHS 51A) on lower side
FLOWERING TIME: very early to early, eight week response group
Origin & Breeding History: 'KJ20020517' was developed by the breeder, Knud Jepsen in Hinnerup, Denmark as part of a planned breeding program with the objective to create new freely-flowering Kalanchoe varieties with large flowers and numerous petals per flower. It originated from a cross between the female parent '2001-1855' and the male parent 'Mary', made in August 2002. The new kalanchoe variety was selected in April 2003 based on flower colour numerous petals per flower and excellent post production longevity.
Tests & Trials: The detailed description is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, CPVO reference number 2003/0969, application number KAL 670, grant number 16020, purchased from the CPVO, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany, in 2004. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) colour chart.
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