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Don Nando


Denomination: 'Don Nando'
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: 2012-02-24
Application Number: 12-7522
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-05-23
Certificate Number: 4769
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2032-05-23

Variety Description


PLANT: medium to tall height including inflorescence, broad width

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

FLOWERING SHOOT: medium to many flowers of highest pleiochasium, medium to broad width of highest pleiochasium
FLOWER: double, medium to large in diameter
YOUNG FLOWER: colour of upper side of corolla lobes is red pink (RHS 52C)
COROLLA LOBES: many, no rolling of margin, no incisions of margin, apiculate apex
INNER AND OUTER COROLLA LOBE: colour of upper side is blue pink (RHS 68B)


Origin & Breeding History: 'Don Nando' originated from a controlled cross conducted between the female parent '20051445-001' and the male parent '20061286-001' in 2008 by the breeder, Leonardus Johannes Maria van der Knapp in Naaldwijk, The Netherlands. The new variety was selected in 2008 based on growth habit, good branching, flower colour, petal colour, leaf colour and excellent post-production longevity.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Don Nando' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2010/1837, 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 Nando
Kalanchoë: 'Don Nando'

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