|Botanical Name:||Kalanchoe blossfeldiana|
Knaap Licenties B.V.
Lange Broekweg 84
Leonardus Johannes Maria van der Knaap, Knaap Licenties B.V., Naaldwijk, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
PLANT: tall, medium width, medium to many flowering shoots of first order
LEAF: medium length, medium to broad, ovate, no variegation, medium green to dark green on upper side, light green to medium green on lower side, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration, concave to flat in cross section, no twisting of longitudinal axis, medium to thick
LEAF MARGIN: bicrenate, very shalow to shallow incisions
LEAF APEX: round, straight attitude
FLOWERING SHOOT: few to medium number of lateral shoots of first order, many flowers of the highest pleiochasium, broad width of highest pleiochasium, flowering begins mid to late season, 11 week response group
BUD: orange red (RHS 39B)
FLOWER: double, medium number of corolla lobes, medium to large diameter
COROLLA LOBES: medium length, medium width, one coloured, red (RHS N30A) on upper side, orange (RHS 25D) lighter part of lower side, orange pink (RHS 37A) darker part of lower side
Origin & Breeding History: 'Don Carlos' originated from a controlled cross conducted in March 2004, in Naaldwijk, The Netherlands, between the female parent designated 20010833-001 and the male parent designated 20010644-001. The new variety was developed by the breeder Leonardus Johannes Maria van der Knaap and selected in January 2005 based on growth habit, plant habit, flower colour, leaf colour, leaf appearance and post-production longevity.
Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Don Carlos' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2006/1755, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany, in 2007. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
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