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Trendy Siberia

African Violet

Denomination: 'Trendy Siberia'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'Trendy Paris'
Botanical Name: Saintpaulia ionantha
Applicant/Holder: Kwekerij Mariënoord B.V.
Mariendijk 39
2675 SX
Breeder: Henricus G.J. van der Knaap, Kwekerij Mariënoord B.V., Honselersdijk, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2005-04-20
Application Number: 05-4756
Date Withdrawn: 2008-03-07

Variety Description


PLANT: non-miniature, medium diameter, medium to many inflorescences, flowers mid-season

YOUNG LEAVES: no intervenal anthocyanin colouration on lower side, anthocyanin present on veins on lower side
MATURE LEAVES: medium to long, broad, type one, medium to dark green on upper side, no intervenal anthocyanin colouration on lower side, anthocyanin present on veins on lower side, obtuse apex, absent or very weak undulation of margin, weak rugosity
PETIOLE: short to medium length, anthocyanin colouration present

INFLORESCENCE: medium number of flowers, medium peduncle length, medium to strong anthocyanin colouration on peduncle
FLOWER: medium to large diameter, zygomorphic (violet-like), single
PETAL: bi-coloured, main colour light blue violet (RHS 69D) with RHS N78C on margin and in central stripe on lower petals, violet (RHS 78A) secondary colour on whole surface of upper two petals, weak undulation of margin.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Trendy Siberia' originated from a controlled cross between the seedling E127 as the female parent and the seedling B31 as the male parent. The cross was made by the breeder, Henricus G.J. van der Knaap, of Kwekerij Mariënoord B.V., Honselersdijk, The Netherlands in January 2003. 'Trendy Siberia' was selected in September 2003 based on its flower colour.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description is based on the UPOV (International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants) report of Technical Examination, Community Plant Variety Office reference number 2004/0758, grant number 16723, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany, in 2005.

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Trendy Siberia
African Violet: 'Trendy Siberia'

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