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Denomination: 'Megan'
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: 2008-03-07
Application Number: 08-6212
Date Withdrawn: 2012-02-24

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'RB 671 5'

Summary: The plants of 'Megan' are tall to very tall while those of 'RB 671 5' are very tall. The flowering shoot of 'Megan' has a medium to broad highest pleiochasium while that of 'RB 671 5' is broad. The flowers of 'Megan' have few to medium number of corolla lobes while those of 'RB 671 5' has medium to many corolla lobes.


PLANT: tall to very tall, medium to broad

LEAF: medium to long, medium width, elliptic, no variegation, upper side dark green, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on upper side, strongly concave to flat in cross section, medium number of margin incisions, incisions shallow to medium in depth, apex strongly incurving to straight

FLOWERING SHOOT: medium to many flowers on highest pleiochasium, medium to broad width of highest pleiochasium, early to mid-season flowering
YOUNG FLOWER: one colour on upper side of corolla lobes, red (RHS 45B) on upper side of corolla lobes
FLOWER: double type, few to medium number of corolla lobes, medium diameter
COROLLA LOBE: no rolling of margin, no margin incisions, apiculate apex, one colour on upper side, red (RHS 45B) on upper side of inner and outer lobes

Origin & Breeding History: 'Megan' orignated from a cross made in April 2005 in Hinnerup, Denmark. The cross was between the female parent proprietary seedling 'KJ 2003 1487' and the male parent cultivar 'Juliana 2000'. 'Megan' was the product of a planned breeding program conducted by the breeder Knud Jepsen. The new variety was selected by the breeder as a single flowering plant within the progeny of the cross in November 2005 in Hinnerup, Denmark. The variety was selected based on plant size, leaf size, flower size, flower colour and petal count. Asexual reproduction, by cuttings, of 'Megan' was first conducted in March 2006 in Hinnerup, Denmark.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Megan' is based on the UPOV Report of Technical Examination, application number 20080475, 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: 'Megan'

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