Knud Jepsen A/S
Knud Jepsen, Knud Jepsen A/S, Hinnerup, Denmark
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38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
PLANT: medium height, medium to broad
LEAF: medium length, narrow to medium width, ovate shape, no variegation, upper side medium green, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on upper side, strongly concave to flat in cross section, medium number of margin incisions, incisions medium in depth, strongly incurving to straight apex
FLOWERING SHOOT: medium to many flowers on highest pleiochasium, medium width of highest pleiochasium, very early to early flowering
YOUNG FLOWER: one colour on upper side of corolla lobes, orange (RHS 24A) on upper side of corolla lobes
FLOWER: single type, only four corolla lobes, medium flower diameter
COROLLA LOBE: horizontal attitude, no rolling of margin, no margin incisions, apiculate apex, medium length, medium to broad, medium length/width ratio, one colour on upper side, orange (RHS 24A) on upper side, orange (RHS 28D) lighter part of lower side, orange red (RHS 41C) darker part of lower side
Origin & Breeding History: 'Reese' orignated from as a naturally occurring mutation of the parent variety 'Sarah' in August 2006, in Hinnerup, Denmark. 'Reese' was discovered and developed as part of a planned breeding program conducted by the breeder Knud Jepsen. The new variety was selected based on plant size, flower size, flower colour and overall appearance. Asexual reproduction, by cuttings, of 'Reese' was first conducted in October 2006 in Hinnerup, Denmark.
Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Reese' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 20091080, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany, in 2010. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
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