Knud Jepsen A/S
Knud Jepsen, Knud Jepsen A/S, Hinnerup, Denmark
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38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
PLANT: short to medium height, narrow to medium width, medium number of flowering shoots of first order
LEAF: short to medium length, medium width, elliptic, no variegation, dark green on upper side, medium green on lower side, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration, concave to flat in cross section, no twisting of longitudinal axis, medium thickness
LEAF MARGIN: bicrenate, very shallow to shallow incisions
LEAF APEX: round, incurving to straight attitude
FLOWERING SHOOT: few to medium number of lateral shoots of first order, medium to many flowers of the highest pleiochasium, medium width of highest pleiochasium, flowering begins mid to late season, 10 week response group
BUD: orange pink (RHS 37B)
YOUNG FLOWER: red pink (RHS 52B)
FLOWER: double, many corolla lobes, large diameter
COROLLA LOBES: medium to long, broad, two coloured, purple red (RHS N57C) with lighter purple red (RHS N57D) at margin on upper side, light blue pink (RHS 69B) on lower side
Origin & Breeding History: 'Dark Jodie' originated from a naturally occurring whole plant mutation of the K. blossfeldiana x K. lanciniata cultivar 'Jodie' (KJ 2003 0818) discovered in February 2006 in Damsbrovej, Hinnerup, Denmark. The new variety was the product of a planned breeding program conducted by the breeder, Knud Jepsen, in Hinnerup, Denmark. 'Dark Jodie' was selected by the breeder in April 2006 based on plant growth habit, flower size, flower type and flower colour. Asexual reproduction of 'Dark Jodie' by cuttings was first conducted in April 2006.
Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Dark Jodie' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2007/0107, 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: 'Dark Jodie'
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