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Denomination: 'Nicole'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'KJ20020518'
Botanical Name: Kalanchoe blossfeldiana
Applicant/Holder: Knud Jepsen A/S
Damsbrovej 53
Breeder: Knud Jepsen, Knud Jepsen A/S, Hinnerup, Denmark
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2004-06-29
Application Number: 04-4280
Date Withdrawn: 2007-02-01

Variety Description


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

LEAF: medium to long, medium width, ovate, medium to dark green on upper side, medium green on lower side, absent to very weak anthocyanin, medium thickness, bicrenate margins with shallow to medium incisions, acute apex with straight attitude, concave to flat in cross section, no twisting of longitudinal axis

FLOWERING SHOOT: moderate number of lateral shoots of first order, highest pleiochasium is medium in width with a moderate number of flowers
FLOWER: double, large diameter
COROLLA LOBES: medium length, narrow to medium width, dark pink red (RHS 52A) on upper side, red pink (RHS 52C) on lower side
ANTHERS: not prominent

FLOWERING TIME: mid-season, ten week response group

Origin & Breeding History: 'Nicole' (breeder's reference KJ2002-0518) was developed by the breeder, Knud Jepsen in Hinnerup, Denmark as part of a planned breeding program with the objective to create new freely-flowering Kalanchoe varieties with large flowers and numerous petals per flower. It originated from a cross between the female parent '2001-1855' and the male parent 'Mary', made in August 2002. The new kalanchoe variety was selected in October 2003 based on flower colour numerous petals per flower and excellent post production longevity.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, CPVO reference number 2003/0968, application number KAL 669, grant number 16019, 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: 'Nicole'

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