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Denomination: 'Fonda'
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: 2005-04-20
Application Number: 05-4762
Date Withdrawn: 2008-03-14

Variety Description


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

LEAF: short to medium length, medium to broad width, elliptic, medium green on upper side, light to medium green on lower side, very weak or no anthocyanin colouration, flat cross-section, no twisting of longitudinal axis, medium thickness
LEAF MARGINS: bicrenate, shallow to medium depth
LEAF APEX: round, straight attitude

FLOWERING SHOOT: few to medium number of lateral shoots of first order, early to medium flowering time, medium number of flowers of highest pleiochasium
YOUNG FLOWER: yellow orange (RHS 23B) colour on upper side of corolla lobes
FLOWER: double, medium to large diameter
COROLLA LOBES: short to medium length, medium width, light yellow (RHS 15D) upper side, light yellow (RHS 10D) lower side

ANTHERS: not prominent

Origin & Breeding History: The kalanchoe variety 'Fonda' was developed by the breeder, an employee of FGB B.V., at the FGB Research Facility in De Lier, The Netherlands. It resulted from a cross made in November 1999, between the female parent 'Leonardo' and the male parent 'Pablo'. The new kalanchoe variety 'Fonda' was selected in mid 2001, based on flower colour and a unique, double decorative flower type.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Fonda' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2004/1088, grant of rights number 18043, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany, in 2005. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) colour chart.

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Kalanchoë: 'Fonda'

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