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Denomination: 'Kerr'
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: 04-4102
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-03-12
Certificate Number: 2710
Date rights surrendered: 2009-03-13

Variety Description


PLANT: medium height, narrow to medium width, moderate to high number of flowering shoots of first order

LEAF: medium length, medium width, ovate, dark green on upper side, light to medium green on lower side, very weak to weak anthocyanin, medium thickness, bicrenate margin with very shallow to shallow incisions, round and incurving to straight apex, concave to flat in cross section, no twisting of longitudinal axis

FLOWERING SHOOT: low to moderate number of lateral shoots of first order, highest pleiochasium is medium in width with a moderate number of flowers
FLOWER: double, medium diameter
COROLLA LOBES: short to medium length, medium width to broad, red (RHS 44A) on upper side, dark pink red (RHS 50B) on lower side
ANTHERS: not prominent

FLOWERING TIME: mid-season, ten week response group

Origin & Breeding History: 'Kerr' (breeder's reference 'FK 4836') 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 2001 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 2004/0095, application number KAL 687, grant number 16095, 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: 'Kerr'

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