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Don Ramon


Denomination: 'Don Ramon'
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: 05-5063
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-03-07
Certificate Number: 3177
Date rights surrendered: 2010-03-22

Variety Description


PLANT: short, medium width, many flowering shoots

LEAF: medium to long, medium width, elliptic, medium to dark 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 to thick
LEAF MARGINS: bicrenate, medium depth incisions
LEAF APEX: acute, straight attitude

FLOWERING SHOOT: medium number of lateral shoots of first order, late flowering time, medium number flowers of highest pleiochasium, highest pleiochasium narrow
FLOWER: double, medium to large diameter
COROLLA LOBES: medium length, medium width, purple red (RHS N66B) upper side, light blue pink (RHS 55D) lower side

ANTHERS: not prominent

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Don Ramon' 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 20000282-2. The new variety was selected in April 2004, based on criteria for multiple petals, purple flower colour, growth habit and post-production longevity.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Don Ramon' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2004/1671, grant of rights number 16933, 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 Ramon
Kalanchoë: 'Don Ramon'

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