Language selection


Don Angelo


Denomination: 'Don Angelo'
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: 2008-01-31
Application Number: 08-6156
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-03-19
Certificate Number: 3823
Date rights surrendered: 2018-02-28

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'KJ 2002/0504'

Summary: The flowering shoots of 'Don Angelo' have a medium number of lateral shoots of the first order while those of 'KJ 2002/0504' have few. 'Don Angelo' is red pink on the upper side of the corolla lobes of young flowers while 'KJ 2002/0504' is dark pink red.


PLANT: medium to tall, medium width, many flowering shoots of first order

LEAF: medium to long, narrow to 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 longitudinal axis, medium to thick
LEAF MARGIN: bicrenate, shallow to medium depth of incisions
LEAF APEX: acute, 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 to late season, 12 week response group
BUD: light red pink (RHS 35D)
YOUNG FLOWER: red pink (RHS 43C) upper side of corolla lobes
FLOWER: double, medium number of corolla lobes, medium to large diameter
COROLLA LOBES: short to medium length, medium width, one coloured, purple red (RHS N66B) on upper side, light blue pink (RHS 69A) on lower side
ANTHER: prominent

Origin & Breeding History: 'Don Angelo' originated from a controlled cross conducted in March 2004, in Naaldwijk, The Netherlands, between the female parent designated 20010734-001 and the male parent designated 200408207-001. The new variety was developed by the breeder Leonardus Johannes Maria van der Knaap and selected in January 2006 based on growth habit, branching, flower colour, petal number, leaf colour and post-production longevity. Asexual reproduction of 'Don Angelo' by terminal vegetative cuttings was first conducted in June 2006, in Naaldwijk, The Netherlands.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Don Angelo' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2007/0901, 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.

Comparison table for 'Don Angelo' with reference variety 'KJ 2002/0504'

Colour of corolla lobes of young flowers (RHS)

  'Don Angelo' 'KJ 2002/0504'
upper side 43C 52A

Click on image for larger view
Don Angelo
Kalanchoë: 'Don Angelo'

Date modified: