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Denomination: 'Lea'
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: 2006-05-30
Application Number: 06-5480
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-05-25
Certificate Number: 3510
Date rights surrendered: 2010-07-15

Variety Description


PLANT: medium to tall, narrow to medium width, few to medium number of showering shoots of first order

LEAF: short to medium length, medium to broad, elliptic, no variegation, medium green to dark green on upper side, light green to medium green on lower 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: round, straight attitude

FLOWERING SHOOT: few to medium number of lateral shoots of first order, many flowers of the highest pleiochasium, medium to broad width of highest pleiochasium, flowering begins early to mid-season, 10 week response group
BUD: light yellow (RHS 16D)
FLOWER: double, large diameter
COROLLA LOBES: medium to many, medium to long, medium to broad, one coloured, yellow orange (RHS 15C) on upper side, light yellow (RHS 14D) on lower side
ANTHERS: not prominent

Origin & Breeding History: 'Lea' originated from a cross made in December 2004 in Hinnerup, Denmark, between the female parent 'African Pearl' and the male parent 'Stella'. The new Kalanchoe is the product of a planned breeding program conducted by the breeder, Knud Jepsen. 'Lea' was selected as a single flowering plant by the breeder in August 2005 based on large flower size, double orange yellow flowers and production characteristics. Asexual reproduction by cuttings of 'Lea' was first conducted in August 2005.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Lea' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 20051650, 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.

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Kalanchoë: 'Lea'

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