|Botanical Name:||Kalanchoe blossfeldiana|
Knud Jepsen A/S
Knud Jepsen, Knud Jepsen A/S, Hinnerup, Denmark
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2008-03-14|
|Date rights surrendered:||2017-03-14|
Variety used for comparison: 'Fame'
Summary: 'Arina' is a kalanchoe which has very short to short plants, compared with the reference variety 'Fame' which has medium to tall plants. 'Arina' has very narrow to narrow plants, whereas the plants of 'Fame' are medium in width.
PLANT: very short to short, very narrow to narrow width, medium number of flowering shoots
LEAF: very short to short, narrow width, elliptic, dark green on upper side, medium green on lower side, very weak to weak anthocyanin colouration, concave to flat cross-section, no twisting of longitudinal axis, medium thickness
LEAF MARGINS: bicrenate, shallow incisions
LEAF APEX: round, incurving to straight attitude
FLOWERING SHOOT: medium number of lateral shoots of first order, early to mid-season flowering time, medium number to many flowers of highest pleiochasium, highest pleiochasium medium width
FLOWER: single, small diameter
COROLLA LOBES: short to medium length, medium width, red (RHS 33A) upper side, orange pink (RHS 32D) lighter part of lower side, red pink (RHS 43D) darker part of lower side
ANTHERS: not prominent
Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Arina' is a product of a planned breeding program conducted by the breeder in Hinnerup, Denmark. The variety resulted from a cross made in February 2000, between the variety 'Pico' as the female parent, and the variety 'Fame' as the male parent. The new kalanchoe was selected in April 2001, based on flower and bud colour, unique small flower size and foliage size and colour.
Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Arina' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2004/1549, grant of rights number 17090, 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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