Goalia Scarl


Denomination: 'Goalia Scarl'
Trade name: Goldalia Scarlet
Botanical Name: Dahlia
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Pim Kaagman, Goldsmith Seeds Europe B.V., Andijk, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2006-10-03
Application Number: 06-5585
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-11-21
Certificate Number: 3403
Date rights surrendered: 2012-12-14

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Goalia Oran' (Goldalia Orange) and 'Balnovburs' (Dahlietta Sunburst)

Summary: The plants of 'Goalia Scarl' are shorter than those of both reference varieties. Relative to the length of the ray florets, the collar segments of 'Goalia Scarl' are moderately shorter while those of 'Balnovburs' are slightly to moderately shorter. The upper side of the ray floret of 'Goalia Scarl' is red with darker red tones while it is red for 'Balnovburs' and red to orange red with a red centre for 'Goalia Oran'. The lower side of the ray floret is red with yellow streaks for 'Goalia Scarl' while it is brown red with yellow green streaks for 'Balnovburs' and orange red with red and yellow green streaks for 'Goalia Oran'.


PLANT: rounded bushy growth habit
STEM: medium green, no anthocyanin colouration

LEAF: simple type, 2.3:1 length/width ratio, medium green on upper side, wings on petiole present, few and moderately deep incisions on margin, smooth or very weakly rugose texture on upper side, raised veins on upper side

FLOWER HEAD: no anthocyanin colouration of the peduncle, positioned at the same level to moderately above foliage, attitude relative to peduncle ranges from weakly acute to moderately acute, collerette type, one coloured, medium red colour group, 8 ray florets per flower head, collar segments moderately shorter than ray florets
RAY FLORET: 1.6:1 length/width ratio, distal quarter is moderately reflexed, cross-section at mid-point is flat and weakly convex in U-shape, lateral margins at middle are flat, dentate tip, even colour distribution, red with darker red tones on upper side, red with yellow streaks on lower side, ray florets and collar segments are different colours
COLLAR SEGMENT: yellow green with red streaks along margin
DISC: small diameter in relation to flower head, yellow before anther dehiscence, yellow orange at anther dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Goalia Scarl' was developed as part of a planned pedigree breeding program by the breeder, Pim Kaagman, of Goldsmith Seeds Europe B.V. in Andijk, The Netherlands. It originated from a cross made in September 1999 between 'DT-32-2' as the female parent and 'DU-43-1' as the male parent. In May 2002, 'Goalia Scarl' was selected based on its flower colour, flower form and plant growth habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Goalia Scarl' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2007 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 15 plants per variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on May 10, 2007. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on July 27 and August 8, 2007. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Goalia Scarl' with reference varieties 'Goalia Oran' and 'Balnovburs'

Plant height (cm)

  'Goalia Scarl' 'Goalia Oran' 'Balnovburs'
mean 17.4 20.3 28.7
std. deviation 0.84 1.43 1.31

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'Goalia Scarl' 'Goalia Oran' 'Balnovburs'
upper side 46B with 46A tones N30A-B with 43A in centre 45C-44A with shades of 179A as it ages
lower side 45B and 44A with streaks of 3C 28A with streaks of N34B and 1C 180C with streaks of 2C

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Goalia Scarl
Dahlia: 'Goalia Scarl' (left) with reference varieties 'Goalia Oran' (centre) and 'Balnovburs' (right)

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