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Denomination: 'Mona'
Botanical Name: Kalanchoe blossfeldiana
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: 2006-03-21
Application Number: 06-5339
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-05-25
Certificate Number: 3511
Date rights surrendered: 2014-05-23

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Leonardo'

Summary: The leaves of 'Mona' have an acute apex while those of 'Leonardo' have a round apex. 'Mona' has a darker purple red colour on the upper side of the corolla of a young flower than 'Leonardo'.


PLANT: tall, narrow to medium width, many flowering shoots of first order

LEAF: medium length, narrow to medium width, ovate, no variegation, medium green to dark green on upper side, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on upper side, flat in cross section, no twisting of longitudinal axis, medium thickness
LEAF MARGIN: bicrenate, shallow incisions
LEAF APEX: acute, straight attitude

FLOWERING SHOOT: few to medium number of lateral shoots of first order, medium number of flowers of the highest pleiochasium, medium width of highest pleiochasium, flowering begins mid-season, 10 week reponse group
BUD: purple red (RHS 59D)
YOUNG FLOWER: purple red (RHS N66A) upper side of corolla lobes
FLOWER: double, medium to large diameter
COROLLA LOBES: medium to many, short to medium length, narrow to medium width, purple (RHS N74B), blue pink (RHS 73B) on lower side
ANTHERS: prominent

Origin & Breeding History: 'Mona' originated from a cross made in February 2003 in Hinnerup, Denmark, between the female parent 'KJ 2001 1855' and the male parent 'Purple Jaqueline'. The new Kalanchoe is a product of a planned breeding program conducted by the breeder, Knud Jepsen. 'Mona' was selected by the breeder as a single flowering plant in November 2003 based on its double lilac flowers and flower size. Asexual reproduction by cuttings of 'Mona' was first conducted in February, 2004.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Mona' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 20051361, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany, in 2006. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison table for 'Mona' with reference variety 'Leonardo'

Colour of corolla of young flower (RHS)

  'Mona' 'Leonardo'
upper side N66A N66B

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Kalanchoë: 'Mona'

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