Gallery Pablo


Denomination: 'Gallery Pablo'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'Pablo'
Botanical Name: Dahlia
Applicant/Holder: Verwer-Dahlia's BV
Derde Poellaan 73/75
NL 2161 DL
Breeder: AWM Verwer, Fa. Gebr. Verwer, Lisse, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 1999-12-16
Application Number: 99-1976
Grant of Rights Date: 2004-02-20
Certificate Number: 1744
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2022-02-20

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Decorette'

Summary: 'Gallery Pablo' has a slightly taller plant height than 'Decorette'. 'Gallery Pablo' has smaller leaves than 'Decorette'. The intensity of anthocyanin colouration in the petiole of 'Gallery Pablo' is weak while it is medium to strong in 'Decorette'. 'Gallery Pablo' has larger ray florets than 'Decorette'. 'Gallery Pablo' differs slightly in flower colour from 'Decorette'.


'Gallery Pablo' has an upright growth habit. The stem is light green in colour and has weak anthocyanin present. The stem is straight and has absent or very sparse pubescence. The terminal leaflets are ovate in shape with dentate margins. There is weak glaucosity and absent to very sparse pubescence on the upper surface of the leaf. The leaves are medium green in colour. The petiole has no wings present and there is weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration.

The flowers are a decorative type. They are located above and in the foliage and are angled less than 30 degrees with the stem. The flowers are bicoloured, yellow with a pink margin. The ray florets have no markings and pointed tips. There is a disc present. The involucral bracts are elliptical in shape and yellowish to light-green in colour.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Gallery Pablo' was a selection made in 1995 from a seedling population from the cross pollination of the Dahlia varieties 'Decorette' the female parent, and Dahlia 'Extase' the pollen parent. Selection criteria were plant height, early flowering and longevity, compact branching plants, and bicoloured florets. It is maintained in the vegetative state, and reproduced by vegetative cuttings in Lisse, The Netherlands.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Gallery Pablo' were conducted in Oxford Station, Ontario during the summer of 2001. The trials consisted of a minimum of ten plants per variety grown in rows in the field in which the rows were one one meter apart, and the plants within the row were 0.40 meters apart. Measured characteristics were based on ten measurements.

Comparison tables for 'Gallery Pablo' with reference variety 'Decorette'

Plant height (cm)

  'Gallery Pablo' 'Decorette'
mean 21.40 18.89
std. deviation 2.07 3.59

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Gallery Pablo' 'Decorette'
mean 7.92 9.57
std. deviation 0.61 1.28

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Gallery Pablo' 'Decorette'
mean 3.52 5.54
std. deviation 0.34 1.18

Colour of upper side of ray floret (RHS)

  'Gallery Pablo' 'Decorette'
primary 2B/3B 22A
secondary 47C 44C

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'Gallery Pablo' 'Decorette'
lower side 3B 21B

Ray floret length (mm)

  'Gallery Pablo' 'Decorette'
mean 50.86 44.75
std. deviation 5.70 7.23

Ray floret width

  'Gallery Pablo' 'Decorette'
mean 16.71 14.33
std. deviation 1.11 1.37
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