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Denomination: 'Zalsachic'
Trade name: Chicago
Botanical Name: Alstroemeria
Applicant/Holder: Van Zanten Plants B.V.
P.O. 265
1430 AG
Breeder: Aart van Voorst, Van Zanten Plants B.V., Rijsenhout, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: Westcan Greenhouses Limited
2527 210'th Street
Langley, British Columbia
V2Z 2A9
Tel: 604-530-9298
Application Date: 2007-02-23
Application Number: 07-5744
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-07-14
Certificate Number: 3543
Date rights surrendered: 2015-07-14

Variety Description


STEM: medium length, thick, medium density of foliage
LEAF: medium length, medium width, narrow elliptic, straight along longitudinal axis

INFLORESCENCE: many to very many branches in umbel, medium length of branches in umbel, long pedicel
FLOWER: red, medium size, medium spread of tepals
OUTER TEPAL: broad obovate, shallow depth of emargination, red (RHS 45B-46B) inner side of blade, no stripes on inner side of blade
INNER TEPAL: elliptic, white (RHS 155C) with red (RHS 45B-46B) at distal end of middle zone on inner side of blade
INNER LATERAL TEPAL: many stripes on inner side of blade, medium size of stripes on inner side of blade

STAMENS: red filament, no spots on filament, brownish anthers at the start of dehiscence
PISTIL: medium anthocyanin colouration of ovary, no spots on stigma

Origin & Breeding History: 'Zalsachic' originated from a controlled pollination between the seed parent 98426-2 and the pollen parent 98557-3 conducted in 2000 at Hillegom, The Netherlands. A single plant was selected for flower colour and flower form. The rhizome was divided into 10 plants, from which 10 new plants arose. The propagation of the variety is done by dividing the rhizome in vivo and in vitro.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Zalsachic' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 20060805, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by Naktuinbouw in Wageningen, The Netherlands in 2007. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Alstroemeria: 'Zalsachic'

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