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Don Basco


Denomination: 'Don Basco'
Botanical Name: Kalanchoe blossfeldiana
Applicant/Holder: Nubilus 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: 2011-03-04
Application Number: 11-7203
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-06-19
Certificate Number: 4533
Date rights surrendered: 2020-06-19

Variety Description


PLANT: medium height, medium to broad

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

FLOWERING SHOOT: begins flowering early to mid-season, highest pleiochasium is broad with medium to many flowers
YOUNG FLOWER: two or more colours on upper side of corolla lobe, main colour on upper side of corolla lobe is light yellow (RHS 6D), secondary colour on upper side of corolla is light red pink (RHS 49C)
FLOWER: double type, medium to many corolla lobes, large diameter
COROLLA LOBE: no rolling of margin, no incisions of margin, apiculate apex, one colour on upper side, white (lighter than RHS 155B) on upper side
OUTER COROLLA LOBE: one colour on upper side, white (lighter than RHS 155B) on upper side

Origin & Breeding History: 'Don Basco' was developed by breeder, Leonardu Johannes Maria van der Knaap, using a controlled cross between the female parent designated '120061123-001' and the male parent designated '20011350-001'. The cross took place in September 2007 in Naaldwijk, Netherlands. 'Don Basco' was selected in July 2008 based on its upright growth habit, good branching, flower colour, multiple petal number, leaf colour and size, and excellent post-production longevity.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Don Basco' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2010/0608, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany, in 2011. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Don Basco
Kalanchoë: 'Don Basco'

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