Clips Rosspla


Denomination: 'Clips Rosspla'
Trade name: Tango Rose Splash
Botanical Name: Pelargonium ×hortorum
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Mitchell Hanes, Goldsmith Seeds, Inc., Morgan Hill, United States of America
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: 03-3756
Grant of Rights Date: 2005-10-03
Certificate Number: 2215
Date rights surrendered: 2015-08-21

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Amri Derose' (Americana Deep Rose)

Summary: 'Clips Rosspla' has a darker leaf with a weak leaf zone present while 'Amri Derose' has no leaf zone. 'Clips Rosspla' has a longer petiole length and shorter peduncle than 'Amri Derose'. 'Clips Rosspla' has a wider upper petal width and less conspicuous markings on the upper petal than 'Amri Derose'. 'Clips Rosspla' has a smaller white zone at the base of the upper petal than 'Amri Derose'. 'Clips Rosspla' has darker overall flower colour than 'Amri Derose'.


'Clips Rosspla' is an zonal pelargonium variety which has an upright growth habit. The stem is green in colour, medium in thickness and has dense pubescence. The leaf blade is medium in length and medium to wide in width. The leaf blade has an open base and crenate margins which have weak waviness. The leaf lobes are medium in depth. The upper side of the leaf has dense to very dense pubescence and is medium green in colour with a weakly conspicuous leaf zone. The leaf zone is green in colour and in the normal position. The petiole has medium to dense pubescence.

'Clips Rosspla' produces pink inflorescences which are large in diameter. The peduncle is short to medium in length with dense pubescence and no anthocyanin colouration at the bottom and strong anthocyanin at the top. The buds are narrow elliptic in shape. The florets of 'Clips Rosspla' are single and have entire petal margins. The petals are overlapping. The upper petal is medium in width with medium, spotted and speckled markings. There is a small to medium sized white zone at the base of the upper petal. The lower petal has medium spotted and speckled markings present. The pedicel has dense pubescence and is medium red in colour in the middle third of its length. The sepals are green in colour with red colour at the base.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Clips Rosspla' originated from a cross between two proprietary lines made in April 2000, at Gilroy, California, USA. The resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse in July 2000 and in September 2000 a single plant was selected based on flower colour, flower form and plant habit.

Tests & Trials: 'Clips Rosspla' was tested in a greenhouse during the summer of 2004, in St. Thomas, Ontario. Trials included 15 plants of the candidate and reference varieties. Rooted cuttings were planted into 11cm pots on June 12, 2004. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on August 16, 2004. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 RHS Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Clips Rosspla' with reference variety 'Amri Derose'

Petiole length (cm)

  'Clips Rosspla' 'Amri Derose'
mean 9.9 7.3
std. deviation 1.32 1.00

Peduncle length (cm)

  'Clips Rosspla' 'Amri Derose'
mean 15.3 18.9
std. deviation 1.73 1.10

Colour of upper petal (RHS)

  'Clips Rosspla' 'Amri Derose'
margin N66B-C paler than N74B
middle N66C (with 46A-B spot and speckles) paler than N74B with N66A spot
lower side N66D(with speckles of N66A) 75C-D, N74B at margin

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'Clips Rosspla' 'Amri Derose'
margin pinker than 67B paler than N74B
middle pinker than 67B(with 46A spot) paler than N74B (with N66A spot)
lower side N66C, fading towards center and base 75C-D, N74B at margin
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