Baby Kiss

Oriental Poppy

Denomination: 'Baby Kiss'
Botanical Name: Papaver orientale
Applicant/Holder: Future Plants Licentie B.V.
Turfspoor 53A
2165 AW
Breeder: Hubertus Gerardus Oudshoorn, Rijpwetering, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
R.R. #2
Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 2002-08-29
Application Number: 02-3225
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-03-04
Certificate Number: 3458
Date rights revoked: 2017-03-04

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Indian Chief'

Summary: 'Baby Kiss' has a slightly larger plant with narrower leaves than 'Indian Chief'. 'Baby Kiss' begins blooming later than 'Indian Chief' and for a longer period of time. The flower of 'Baby Kiss' has a brighter reddish orange colour than 'Indian Chief'.


PLANT: vegetatively propagated, perennial, upright-bushy growth habit, sparse branching
STEM: medium green, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration, absent or very weak glaucosity, dense pubescence

LEAF: alternate arrangement with rosette arrangement around the base of the plant, simple type, oblanceolate, acute apex, lobed, medium pubescence on upper side, medium green on upper side, no variegation, no petiole

PEDUNCLE: absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: one early flowering period of short duration, simple type, terminal position, erect attitude
PETAL: overlapping to very overlapping arrangement, few to medium number, obovate to rounded, upper side red, fades to orange red to light pink red, lower side red to orange red, large black blotch present near base, no incisions
FILAMENT: violet to blackish
ANTHER: blackish

Origin & Breeding History: 'Baby Kiss' was discovered in Rijpwetering, The Netherlands in 1998. The new cultivar was selected from seedlings produced by open pollination of the species Papaver orientale in 1997. The objectives of the breeding program was to create new Papaver orientale cultivars with improved form/habit and floral traits.

Tests & Trials: Trials occurred during the summer of 2007 in Oxford Station, Ontario. 10 plants of each cultivar were field grown in one long row, with a spacing between plants of 40 centimeters.

Comparison tables for 'Baby Kiss' with reference variety 'Indian Chief'

Plant height (cm)

  'Baby Kiss' 'Indian Chief'
mean 76.25 73.17
std. deviation 4.06 4.31

Plant width (cm)

  'Baby Kiss' 'Indian Chief'
mean 38.39 35.00
std. deviation 4.03 4.42

Leaf width (cm)

  'Baby Kiss' 'Indian Chief'
mean 8.64 10.14
std. deviation 1.75 1.95

Flower petal colour (RHS)

  'Baby Kiss' 'Indian Chief'
upperside 40B to 187D N34B/40A to 187D
lowerside 40B/C N34B/35A

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Baby Kiss
Oriental Poppy: 'Baby Kiss'

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Baby Kiss
Oriental Poppy: Reference variety 'Indian Chief'

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