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African Fall


Denomination: 'African Fall'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'KJ20030871'
Botanical Name: Kalanchoe
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: 2005-06-08
Application Number: 05-4965
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-05-25
Certificate Number: 3507
Date rights surrendered: 2010-07-15

Variety Description


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

LEAF: medium length, medium to broad, tripartite pinnate, no variegation, medium green to dark green on upper side, light green to medium green on lower side, weak anthocyanin colouration on upper side, concave in cross section, no twisting of longitudinal axis, medium to thick
LEAF MARGIN: bicrenate, deep incisions
LEAF APEX: round, incurving attitude

FLOWERING SHOOT: medium number of lateral shoots of first order, medium to many flowers of the highest pleiochasium, broad width of highest pleiochasium, flowering begins mid-season, 10 week response group
BUD: light red pink (RHS 38A)
YOUNG FLOWER: orange (RHS 24A) upper side of corolla lobes
FLOWER: double, large diameter
COROLLA LOBES: medium to many, medium length, broad, one coloured, orange red (RHS 33B) on upper side, light yellow orange (RHS 22C) lighter part of lower side, orange (RHS 29B) darker part of lower side
ANTHERS: not prominent

Origin & Breeding History: 'African Fall' originated from a cross made in September 2003 in Hinnerup, Denmark, between the female parent 'African Flame' and the male parent 'KJ 2001 1858'. The new Kalanchoe is a product of a planned breeding program conducted by the breeder, Knud Jepsen. 'African Fall' was selected as a single flowering plant by the breeder in February 2004 based on flower colour, flower size, number of petals per flower and branching characteristics.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'African Fall' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 20060493, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany, in 2007. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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African Fall
Kalanchoë: 'African Fall'

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