|Botanical Name:||Kalanchoe blossfeldiana|
Knaap Licenties B.V.
Lange Broekweg 84
Leonardus Johannes M van der Knaap, Knaap Licenties B.V., Naaldwijk, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2008-03-07|
|Grant of Rights Termination Date:||2026-03-07|
PLANT: short to medium height, medium to broad width, many to very many flowering shoots
LEAF: medium, broad width, ovate, dark green on upper side, medium green on lower side, very weak or no anthocyanin colouration, concave to flat cross-section, no twisting of longitudinal axis, medium to thick
LEAF MARGINS: bicrenate, shallow to medium depth incisions
LEAF APEX: round, straight attitude
FLOWERING SHOOT: medium number to many lateral shoots of first order, early to mid-season flowering time, medium number to many flowers of highest pleiochasium, highest pleiochasium medium width
FLOWER: double, small to medium diameter
COROLLA LOBES: short , narrow, red (RHS 50A) upper side, light red pink (RHS 38B) lower side
Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Don Juan' was developed by the breeder, an employee of Knaap Licenties B.V., Naaldwijk, The Netherlands. A controlled cross was conducted on May 26, 2003, between the female parent designated as 2000033, and the male parent designated as 20000102-1. The new variety was selected in April 2004, based on criteria for multiple petals, red flower colour, growth habit and post-production longevity.
Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Don Juan' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2004/1675, grant of rights number 16903, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany, in 2005. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) colour chart.
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