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Denomination: 'Cher'
Botanical Name: Kalanchoe blossfeldiana
Applicant/Holder: Fides B.V.
P.O. Box 26
2678 ZG
De Lier
Breeder: Ike Vlielander, FGB B.V., De Lier, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2004-03-12
Application Number: 04-4101
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-03-12
Certificate Number: 2707
Date rights surrendered: 2009-03-13

Variety Description


PLANT: short, medium width to broad, many flowering shoots of first order

LEAF: long to very long, broad, ovate, medium green on upper and lower sides, absent to very weak anthocyanin, medium thickness to thick, bicrenate margin with shallow to medium deep incisions, acute and straight apex, concave in cross section, no twisting of longitudinal axis

FLOWERING SHOOT: low to moderate number of lateral shoots of first order, highest pleiochasium is broad with moderate number of flowers
FLOWER: double, large to very large diameter
COROLLA LOBES: medium to long, broad, red (RHS 46C) on upper side, changing to dark pink red (RHS 52A) at maturity, purple red (RHS 58C) on lower side
ANTHERS: not prominent

FLOWERING TIME: early to mid-season, nine week response group

Origin & Breeding History: 'Cher' (breeder's reference 'FK 4841') was developed by the breeder, Ike Vlielander at the FGB B.V. Research Facility, De Lier, The Netherlands. It originated from a cross between the female parent 'Leonardo' and the male parent 'Klabat', made in November 1999. The new kalanchoe variety was selected in 2000 based on flower colour and a unique double-decorative flower type.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, CPVO reference number 2004/0092, application number KAL 688, grant number 16093, purchased from the CPVO, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany, in 2004. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) colour chart.

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Kalanchoë: 'Cher'

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