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Don Martino


Denomination: 'Don Martino'
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: 2007-08-01
Application Number: 07-5985
Date Withdrawn: 2010-03-22

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Monroe'

Summary: The flowers of 'Don Martino' have very many corolla lobes while those of 'Monroe' have medium to many corolla lobes.


PLANT: very short to short, narrow to medium width, medium number of flowering shoots of first order

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

FLOWERING SHOOT: medium number of lateral shoots of first order, medium to many flowers of the highest pleiochasium, medium width of highest pleiochasium, flowering begins late to very late season, 13 week response group
BUD: yellow green (RHS 154D)
YOUNG FLOWER: light yellow (RHS 8C) on upper side of corolla lobes
FLOWER: double, very many corolla lobes, medium to large diameter
COROLLA LOBES: medium length and width, one coloured, white (RHS 155B) on upper and lower sides
ANTHER: not prominent

Origin & Breeding History: 'Don Martino' originated from a controlled cross conducted in January 2005, in Naaldwijk, The Netherlands, between the female parent designated 20040843-003 and the male parent designated 20010633-001. The new variety was developed by the breeder Leonardus Johannes Maria van der Knaap and selected in December 2005 based on plant habit, flower colour, number of petals, leaf colour and post-production longevity. Asexual reproduction of 'Don Martino' by terminal vegetative cuttings was first conducted in March 2006, in Naaldwijk, The Netherlands.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Don Martino' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2007/0541, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany, in 2008. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Don Martino
Kalanchoë: 'Don Martino'

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