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Denomination: 'Evita'
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: 2007-10-22
Application Number: 07-6034
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-05-31
Certificate Number: 4083
Date rights surrendered: 2018-05-31

Variety Description


PLANT: short, medium width

LEAF: medium length, medium width, ovate shape, no variegation, upper side medium to dark green, absent or very weak anthocyanin, flat to strongly convex in cross section, medium to many margin incisions, incisions shallow to medium in depth, apex straight to strongly recurving

FLOWERING SHOOT: medium number of flowers on highest pleiochasium, medium to broad width of highest pleiochasium, double flower type, medium to many corolla lobes, very large flower diameter, time of flowering late to very late
COROLLA LOBE: no rolling of margin, no margin incisions, apiculate apex, young flower light yellow (RHS 5D) on upper side of corolla lobe, mature flower white (RHS 155D) on upper side.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Evita' originated from a controlled cross made in Hinnerup, Denmark in April 2005. The female parent was a proprietary selection designated KJ 2003-0682, which was an interspecific hybrid between Kalanchoe blossfeldiana x K. laciniata. The male parent was the variety 'Simone 2000', which was an interspecific hybrid between Kalanchoe flamea x K. ambolensis. The new variety was selected in November 2005 as a single flowering plant in Hinnerup, Denmark, based on criteria for compact plant habit, large dark green leaves, flower type and flower colour. Propagation by cuttings was first conducted in May 2006.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Evita' is based on the UPOV Report of Technical Examination, application number 2007/1297, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany in 2009. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Kalanchoë: 'Evita'

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