Knud Jepsen A/S
Knud Jepsen, Knud Jepsen A/S, Hinnerup, Denmark
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38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
PLANT: tall, medium to broad, medium to many flowering shoots of first order
LEAF: medium to long, broad, ovate, no variegation, medium green to dark green on upper side, light green to medium green on lower side, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration, concave to flat in cross section, no twisting of longitudinal axis, medium to thick
LEAF MARGIN: bicrenate, shallow incisions
LEAF APEX: round, straight attitude
FLOWERING SHOOT: few to medium number of lateral shoots of first order, medium number of flowers of the highest pleiochasium, medium to broad width of highest pleiochasium, flowering begins late to very late season, 13 week response group
BUD: red pink (RHS 48D)
FLOWER: double, many corolla lobes, large to very large diameter
COROLLA LOBES: medium length, medium to broad width, one coloured, purple (RHS N74B) on upper side, light blue pink (RHS 69B) on lower side
ANTHERS: not prominent
Origin & Breeding History: 'Purple Jodie' originated from a naturally occurring whole plant mutation of the K. blossfeldiana x K. laciniata cultivar 'Jodie' (KJ 2003 0818) discovered in April 2006 in Hinnerup, Denmark. The new variety was the product of a planned breeding program conducted by the breeder, Knud Jepsen, in Hinnerup, Denmark. 'Purple Jodie' was selected by the breeder in May 2006 based on plant growth habit, flower size, flower type and flower colour. Asexual reproduction of 'Purple Jodie' by cuttings was first conducted in May 2006.
Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Purple Jodie' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2007/2184, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany, in 2008. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
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Kalanchoë: 'Purple Jodie'
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