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Don Juan


Denomination: 'Don Juan'
Botanical Name: Kalanchoe blossfeldiana
Applicant/Holder: Knaap Licenties B.V.
Lange Broekweg 84
2671 DW
Breeder: Leonardus Johannes Maria van der Knaap, Knaap Licenties B.V., Naaldwijk, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2005-09-23
Application Number: 05-5062
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-03-07
Certificate Number: 3176
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2026-03-07

Variety Description


PLANT: short to medium height, medium to broad width, many to very many flowering shoots

LEAF: medium, broad width, ovate, dark green on upper side, medium green on lower side, very weak or no anthocyanin colouration, concave to flat cross-section, no twisting of longitudinal axis, medium to thick
LEAF MARGINS: bicrenate, shallow to medium depth incisions
LEAF APEX: round, straight attitude

FLOWERING SHOOT: medium number to many lateral shoots of first order, early to mid-season flowering time, medium number to many flowers of highest pleiochasium, highest pleiochasium medium width
FLOWER: double, small to medium diameter
COROLLA LOBES: short , narrow, red (RHS 50A) upper side, light red pink (RHS 38B) lower side

ANTHERS: prominent

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Don Juan' was developed by the breeder, an employee of Knaap Licenties B.V., Naaldwijk, The Netherlands. A controlled cross was conducted on May 26, 2003, between the female parent designated as 2000033, and the male parent designated as 20000102-1. The new variety was selected in April 2004, based on criteria for multiple petals, red flower colour, growth habit and post-production longevity.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Don Juan' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2004/1675, grant of rights number 16903, 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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Don Juan
Kalanchoë: 'Don Juan'

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