Article | 06. 2014 Vol. 32, Issue. 3
Development of a Small Sized Cymbidium Variety ‘Snow Bell’ with Light Pink Colored Flower and Frangrance

Floriculture Research Division, National Institute of Horticultural & Herbal Science1

2014.06. 415:419


A Cymbidium variety ‘Snow Bell’ (C. kanran × C. Jack Frost) was developed at the National Institute of Horticultural & Herbal Science, Rural Development Administration in 2011. A cross between C. kanran with small-sized greenish colored flowers and C. Jack Frost with bright pink colored flowers, was conducted in 1999. Based on flower color, leaf shape, flower stalk, and vigor one line was selected. Evaluation and selection trials were conducted from 2006 to 2010. ‘Snow Bell’ has a light pink sepal (RHS, R56D), red lip (R56A) and a leaf length of 47.5 cm. The average number of flowers on each peduncle is 13.8 and the flower diameter is 6.2 cm. The characteristics of petals and sepals show some incurve and some spreading. ‘Snow Bell’ has a vigorous growth and a round flower. It has an adequate peduncle height of 50.7 cm compared with leaf length of 47.5 cm, and start blooming in December. In electronic nose analysis, the degree of fragrance between ‘Snow Bell’ and the C. kanran was similar and both of them showed strong scents, although they had different fragrance patterns.

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