Denomination: 'Evka'
Botanical Name: Pelargonium peltatum
Applicant/Holder: Elsner pac Jungpflanzen GbR
Kipsdorfer Strabe 146
Breeder: Andrea Ludwig, Elsner pac Jungpflanzen GbR, Dresden, Germany
Agent in Canada: Smart & Biggar
P.O. Box 2999, Station D
55 Metcalfe Street, Suite 900
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 5Y6
Tel: 613-232-2486 ex. 1279
Application Date: 1997-11-14
Application Number: 97-1182
Grant of Rights Date: 1999-08-11
Certificate Number: 0672
Date rights revoked: 2012-12-24

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Mini Cascade Red'

Summary: 'Evka' is an ivy geranium that can be distinguished from the reference variety 'Mini Cascade Red' by its pale green, variegated leaves. The flower colour of 'Evka' (RHS 45C) differs slightly from 'Mini Cascade Red' (RHS 46B).


'Evka' is an ivy geranium variety with spreading growth habit and green stems. The leaves have an open base, crenate margins, and are variegated pale green with white on the margins. 'Evka' produces red, single inflorescences. The bud is narrow elliptic in shape. The petal margins are entire. There are striped petal markings on upper and lower petals of 'Evka' that are weakly conspicuous. The white zone at the base of the upper petal is small.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Evka' is a mutation of the variety 'Ville de Paris'. It was discovered in Slovakia in February, 1994.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Evka' were conducted at Schenck Farms and Greenhouses, St. Catharines, Ontario during the spring of 1998. The trials consisted of 10 plants per variety, planted in 11 cm pots. Measured characteristics were based on 10 measurements.

Comparison tables for 'Evka' with reference variety 'Mini Cascade Red'

Colour of upper petal (RHS)

  'Evka' 'Mini Cascade Red'
upper side-margin 45C 46B
upper side-middle 45C 46B

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'Evka' 'Mini Cascade Red'
upper side-margin 44B 46B
upper side-middle 45D 46D
lower side 47D 45D
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