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Denomination: 'Liza'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'KJ20030551'
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: 04-4283
Date Withdrawn: 2007-02-01

Variety Description


PLANT: very tall, medium width, high number of flowering shoots of first order

LEAF: short to medium length, narrow to medium width, elliptic, medium to 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 apex with straight attitude, concave to flat in cross section, no twisting of longitudinal axis

FLOWERING SHOOT: few to medium number of lateral shoots of first order, highest pleiochasium is medium to broad in width with a moderate to high number of flowers
FLOWER: double, large to very large diameter
COROLLA LOBES: medium length, medium width, purple red (RHS N66B) on upper side, blue pink (RHS 67D) on lower side
ANTHERS: not prominent

FLOWERING TIME: early, eight week response group

Origin & Breeding History: 'Liza' (breeders reference KJ2003-0551) 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 '2001-1856' and the male parent '2000-0941', made in January 2003. The new kalanchoe variety was selected in February 2004 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 2004/0213, application number KAL 695, grant number 16100, 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: 'Liza'

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