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Denomination: 'Kelly'
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: 2006-10-23
Application Number: 06-5622
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-05-25
Certificate Number: 3509
Date rights surrendered: 2010-07-15

Variety Description


PLANT: medium height, medium to broad, many flowering shoots of first order

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

FLOWERING SHOOT: medium number of lateral shoots of first order, medium to many flowers of the highest pleiochasium, medium to broad width of highest pleiochasium, flowering begins mid-season, 10 week response group
BUD: orange red (RHS 39B)
FLOWER: double, medium diameter
COROLLA LOBES: few, medium length, narrow to medium width, two coloured, yellow orange (RHS 23B) with orange red (RHS 32A) at base, orange pink (RHS 32D) lighter part of lower side, orange pink (RHS 37A) darker part of lower side
ANTHERS: not prominent

Origin & Breeding History: 'Kelly' originated from a self pollination of the variety 'KJ 2003 0564' made in September 2003 in Hinnerup, Denmark. The new Kalanchoe is a product of a planned breeding program conducted by the breeder, Knud Jepsen. 'Kelly' was selected by the breeder as a single flowering plant in May 2004 based on plant size, plant growth habit, flower colour and flower form. Asexual reproduction by cuttings of 'Kelly' was first conducted in July 2004.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Kelly' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 20061977, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany, in 2007. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Kalanchoë: 'Kelly'

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