Fip 765


Denomination: 'Fip 765'
Trade name: Tango Lavender
Botanical Name: Pelargonium ×hortorum
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Angelika Utecht, Montabaur, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2001-11-26
Application Number: 01-2883
Grant of Rights Date: 2003-09-24
Certificate Number: 1578
Date rights surrendered: 2014-09-24

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Fis749' and 'Balsholila'

Summary: 'Fip 765' produces a taller plant than 'Balsholila'. The plant width is narrower in 'Fip 765' than in the reference varieties. 'Fip 765' has a bigger diameter inflorescence than the reference varieties. The peduncle is longer in 'Fip 765' than in the reference varieties. 'Fip 765' has a longer pedicel than 'Balsholila'.


'Fip 765' is a zonal pelargonium variety with an upright growth habit. The stems are green, and medium to thick in thickness with dense pubescence. The leaf is a type 1, has a open to closed base and crenate margins. The margin has weak waviness, and weak lobing, which is shallow to medium in depth. The leaves are medium green to dark green in colour with no variegation and dense pubescence on the upper side. The zone on the upper side of the leaf is absent.

'Fip 765' produces medium number of pink/violet coloured inflorescences. The peduncle has dense pubescence and medium to strong anthocyanin colouration . The flower bud is round in shape and the florets are semi-double. There are medium number of flower petals. The petal margin is entire. Width of the upper petals is medium in size. There is a large white zone at the base of the upper petals. There are no markings on the upper and lower petals. The middle third of the pedicel is medium to dark red in colour and has dense pubescence. The sepals have medium to dense pubescence and are green and red in colour.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Fip 765' originated from a hybridization made in 1996 of a female parent a hybrid seedling 'I95-112-14' with a male parent 'Arlena' at Galdar, Gran Canaria, Spain. One seedling was selected from the offspring in 1997. Selection criteria were growth habit and flower colour.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Fip 765' were conducted in a greenhouse during the spring/summer of 2002 in Langley, British Columbia. The trials included fifteen plants per variety. All plants were grown from 6 week old rooted cuttings transplanted into 9 cm pots at 12 weeks using a 60:40 (peat : perlite) media mixture. At 23 weeks, the seedlings were repotted to 18 cm pots. Plants were spaced as needed to ensure uniform growth. Unless indicated otherwise, measured characteristics were based on 10 measurements.

Comparison tables for 'Fip 765' with reference varieties 'Fis749' and 'Balsholila'

Plant height (cm)

  'Fip 765' 'Fis749' 'Balsholila'
mean 32.4 30.6 24.6
std. deviation 3.239 1.955 2.413

Plant width (cm)

  'Fip 765' 'Fis749' 'Balsholila'
mean 36.9 40.2 39.7
std. deviation 3.119 1.370 2.669

Inflorescence diameter (cm)

  'Fip 765' 'Fis749' 'Balsholila'
mean 13.6 12.85 11.95
std. deviation 0.556 0.580 0.599

Peduncle length (cm)

  'Fip 765' 'Fis749' 'Balsholila'
mean 20.95 16.8 15.4
std. deviation 1.823 1.006 1.430

Colour of upper petal (RHS)

  'Fip 765' 'Fis749' 'Balsholila'
upper side-margin N74C/D N74A-73A 73B
upper side middle N74C 73A 73B/69B
lower side 75B/C N66D 65A/69B

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'Fip 765' 'Fis749' 'Balsholila'
upper side-margin N74C N74A 75B
upper side-middle N74C 73A 75B
lower side 75B/C N74D/75C 75C/69C at base
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