Denomination: 'Fiwosal'
Trade name: Fireworks Salmon
Botanical Name: Pelargonium ×hortorum
Applicant/Holder: Elsner pac Jungpflanzen GbR
Kipsdorfer Strabe 146
Breeder: Andrea Ludwig, Elsner pac Jungpflanzen GbR, Dresden, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2003-07-09
Application Number: 03-3747
Grant of Rights Date: 2006-03-03
Certificate Number: 2397
Date rights surrendered: 2011-03-17

Variety Description


'Fiwosal' has a tall to very tall plant height and a medium to broad plant width. The stems are green in colour and medium to thick. The leaf blade is medium to long in length and medium to broad in width. The leaf blade is a type 4 shape. Leaf lobing is strong to very strong and the leaf base is wide open. The upper side of the leaf blade is medium green in colour and there is no leaf variegation present. The leaf blade has a very strong zone on the upper side which is reddish-brown in colour. The leaf blade margin is serrate and the incisions are medium in depth. The leaf blade margin has weak to medium undulation.

'Fiwosal' produces a few to medium number of inflorescences. The peduncle is medium to long in length and the inflorescence diameter is medium. 'Fiwosal' has a large number of open flowers at one time. The diameter of the largest floret is small to medium and the longest pedicel is medium in length. The pedicel is light red in colour in the middle third and pedicel swelling is present. The floret bud is asymmetrical in shape. The florets are single and the petals are overlapping. The petal margin is divided. The upper petal width is narrow. The colour of the margin and middle on the upper side of the upper petal is red pink (RHS 52D) and the colour of the lower side is light red pink (RHS 50D). There are absent or very weak striped markings on the upper petal. The upper petal has no white zone at the base. The colour of the margin and middle on the upper side of the lower petal is red pink (RHS 49A) and the lower side is light blue pink (RHS 55C). The lower petal has no markings present. 'Fiwosal' flowers late.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Fiwosal' originated from a combination breeding program conducted by the breeder during June-September 1995 in Dresden, Germany. The new pelargonium resulted from a cross between two unnamed selections from breeding group 5K-49, a group of about 50 stellar type proprietary selections. 'Fiwosal' was selected by the breeder in June 1996, based on its compact growth habit, salmon flower colour and good outdoor performance. Asexual reproduction of 'Fiwosal' by vegetative cuttings was first conducted in November 1996, in a controlled environment in Dresden, Germany.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, CPVO application number 1999/1804, grant number 9257, purchased from the CPVO, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany in 2001. All colour characteristics were determined using the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart, 1986 edition.

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