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Denomination: 'Zalsamon'
Trade name: Lemon
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: 07-5748
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-07-14
Certificate Number: 3547
Date rights surrendered: 2016-07-14

Variety Description


STEM: medium length, thin to medium thickness, medium density of foliage
LEAF: short, narrow, narrow elliptic, straight along longitudinal axis

INFLORESCENCE: few branches in umbel, short branches in umbel, medium length of pedicel
FLOWER: yellow, medium size, medium spread of tepals
OUTER TEPAL: broad obovate, shallow depth of emargination, yellow (RHS 7A-13A) on inner side of blade, absent to very few stripes on inner side of blade
INNER TEPAL: elliptic
INNER LATERAL TEPAL: yellow (RHS 7A-13A) middle zone on inner side of blade, medium number of stripes on inner side of blade, medium size of stripes on inner side of blade

STAMENS: pink filament, no small spots on filament, brownish anthers at the start of dehiscence
PISTIL: absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration on ovary, no spots on the stigma

Origin & Breeding History: 'Zalsamon' originated from the controlled pollination between the seed parent 9818-1 and the pollen parent 0023-1 conducted in 2001 at Rijsenhout, The Netherlands. A single plant was selected for flower colour and flower form. The rhizome was divided 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 'Zalsamon' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 20060807, 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: 'Zalsamon'

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