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Don Darcio


Denomination: 'Don Darcio'
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: 2008-08-29
Application Number: 08-6432
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-03-19
Certificate Number: 3824
Date rights surrendered: 2016-03-19

Variety Description


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

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

FLOWERING SHOOT: medium number of lateral shoots of first order, medium number of flowers of the highest pleiochasium, medium width of highest pleiochasium, flowering begins mid to late season, 10 week response group
BUD: orange (RHS 28D)
YOUNG FLOWER: yellow orange (RHS 14C) on upper side of corolla lobes
FLOWER: double, medium number of corolla lobes, medium diameter
COROLLA LOBES: short to medium length, medium width, two coloured, light blue pink (RHS 56D) with blue pink (RHS 67D) at base on upper side, white (RHS N155B) on lower side
ANTHERS: not prominent

Origin & Breeding History: 'Don Darcio' originated from a controlled cross conducted in December 2002, in Naaldwijk, The Netherlands, between the female parent designated 2000033 and the male parent designated 20000153-2. The new variety was developed by the breeder Leonardus Johannes Maria van der Knaap and selected in October 2006 based on growth habit, branching, flower colour, petal number, leaf colour and post-production longevity. 'Don Darcio' was first propagated by terminal vegetative cuttings in January 2007, in Naaldwijk, The Netherlands.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Don Darcio' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2006/1234, 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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Don Darcio
Kalanchoë: 'Don Darcio'

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