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Denomination: 'Zalsadon'
Trade name: Snowdon
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: 07-5746
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-07-14
Certificate Number: 3545
Date rights surrendered: 2012-08-01

Variety Description


STEM: long, thin to medium thickness, medium to dense foliage
LEAF: medium length, narrow to medium width, elliptic, recurved along longitudinal axis

INFLORESCENCE: many branches in umbel, short to medium length of branches in umbel, short pedicel
FLOWER: white, large, medium to large tepals
OUTER TEPAL: broad obovate, medium depth of emargination, white (RHS 155B) inner side of blade, no stripes on inner side of blade
INNER TEPAL: obovate
INNER LATERAL TEPAL: yellow orange (RHS 17B) middle zone on inner side of blade, medium number of stripes on inner side of blade, medium size stripes on inner side of blade

STAMENS: yellow, no small spots on filament, greenish anthers at the start of dehiscence
PISTIL: absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on ovary, no spots on stigma

Origin & Breeding History: 'Zalsadon' originated from a controlled pollination between the seed parent 98415-2 and the pollen parent 871069-2 conducted in 2002 at Rijsenhout, The Netherlands. A single plant was selected for flower colour and flower form. The rhizome was devided into 10 parts, 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 'Zalsadon' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 20060808, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted at 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: 'Zalsadon'

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