Royal Flazh


Denomination: 'Royal Flazh'
Botanical Name: Medinilla
Applicant/Holder: Corn. Bak B.V.
Dorpsstraat 11-B
NL-1566 AA
Breeder: Elly Bak, Corn. Bak B.V., Assendelft, Netherlands
Nicolaas David Maria Steur, Corn. Bak B.V., Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2014-02-03
Application Number: 14-8199
Grant of Rights Date: 2015-06-30
Certificate Number: 5081
Date rights surrendered: 2017-06-30

Variety Description


PLANT: lignified shrub
STEM: medium green, lignified parts are medium brown, winged

LEAF: decussate arrangement along stem, two per whorl
PETIOLE: absent
LEAF BLADE: upper side is brown green (RHS N137B) with lighter brown green veins, brown green (closest to RHS 146B but lighter) on lower side, sunken veins, light green veins on lower side, elliptic shape, concave in cross section, straight to weakly recurved along longitudinal axis, entire margin, rounded tip

INFLORESCENCE: hanging panicle with two major branches, two bracts per whorl, 100 to 150 flowers in biggest panicle
PEDUNCLE: dark purple red (RHS 53B), flat in cross section, winged
BRACT: dark purple red (RHS 60B) with darker purple red veins, ovate shape, concave in cross section, acuminate tip
BRACT MARGIN: entire, weak undulation, strongly recurved
PEDICEL: dark purple red (RHS 53B), square in cross section
SECONDARY PEDICEL: dark purple red (RHS 53B), square in cross section
FLOWER: mean of 25 mm in diameter
CALYX: coalescent type, ovary enclosing, purple red (RHS N57C), no lobes
COROLLA: four to five petals, fleshy, arrangement of petals is not touching
PETAL: blue pink (RHS 73A), elliptic shape, asymmetrical, straight in cross section, weakly incurved to straight along longitudinal axis, entire margin, rounded tip
STAMEN: light yellow, incurved along longitudinal axis
ANTHER: yellow, elongated with hair-like violet threads
STYLE: purple red, incurved along longitudinal axis
OVARY: superior placement, white (RHS 155A), round shape, flattened tip

Origin & Breeding History: 'Royal Flazh' was bred and developed by the breeders, Nicolaas D.M. Steur and Elly Bak, employees of Corn. Bak B.V. in Assendelft, Netherlands. It originated from a controlled cross conducted in September 2005 between two numbered proprietary selections. Seedlings were selected in May 2008 from the resulting progeny based on their flower colour, number of inflorescences per plant, plant size, leaf size, and plant growth characteristics. 'Royal Flazh' was selected for commercialization in January 2012 and first propagated using asexual reproduction by cuttings in May 2012, in Assendelft, Netherlands.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Royal Flazh' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2012/2545, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office in Angers, France. The trials were conducted by Naktuinbouw in Roelofarendsveen, Netherlands, in 2013. Colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Royal Flazh
Medinilla: 'Royal Flazh'

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