Patriot Bright Violet

Pelargonium

Denomination: 'Patriot Bright Violet'
Botanical Name: Pelargonium ×hortorum
Applicant/Holder: Dummen Group B.V.
P.O. Box 26
Coldenhovelaan 6, 2678 PS
De Lier
Netherlands
Breeder: David Lemon, Lompoc, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2004-06-18
Application Number: 04-4239
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-09-05
Certificate Number: 3346
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2026-09-05

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Maestro Cherry' and 'Americana Violet'

Summary: 'Patriot Bright Violet' is a zonal pelargonium variety which has narrower foliage than 'Maestro Cherry'. The stems of 'Patriot Bright Violet' are thicker than the stems of both reference varieties. The leaf zone of 'Patriot Bright Violet' is very weak compared with the leaf zone of 'Maestro Cherry' which is strong. The candidate variety has single florets which differ slightly in colour from the reference variety florets. There is weak anthocyanin on the peduncle of 'Patriot Bright Violet' and the pedicel is light green, whereas 'Maestro Cherry' and 'Americana Violet' have moderate anthocyanin on the peduncle. The pedicel is bright red in 'Maestro Cherry' and green and light red in 'Americana Violet'.

Description:

PLANT: upright to semi-upright growth habit, medium height, narrow width, few branches
STEM: green, thick, dense pubescence

LEAF BLADE: medium length, medium to broad width, mostly open base
LEAF MARGIN: bicrenate, weak lobing, shallow incisions, medium to strong waviness
UPPER SIDE OF BLADE: light to medium green, dense pubescence, no variegation
LEAF ZONE: very weakly conspicuous, reddish brown, normal position
PETIOLE: medium length, dense pubescence

INFLORESCENCE: few to medium number per plant, violet group, medium diameter
PEDUNCLE: medium length, dense pubescence, weak anthocyanin colouration
FLORET: single, elliptic bud, overlapping petals, entire petal margin
UPPER PETAL: purple red, very weakly conspicuous striped markings, very small white basal zone
LOWER PETAL: purple red, no markings, small white basal zone
PEDICEL: medium length, dense pubescence, green and light red in middle third, no swelling
SEPAL: dense pubescence, green

Origin & Breeding History: 'Patriot Bright Violet' originated from the cross of the proprietary seedling 5373-4 with the variety 'Americana New Violet', conducted in Lompoc, California. A seedling selected in 1998 from the offspring of that cross was propagated and became the new variety 'Patriot Bright Violet'.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Patriot Bright Violet' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring/summer of 2007 at St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 15 plants of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings planted into 15cm pots on May 8, 2007. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on July 11, 2007. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'Patriot Bright Violet' with reference varieties 'Maestro Cherry' and 'Americana Violet'

Width of foliage (cm)

  'Patriot Bright Violet' 'Maestro Cherry' 'Americana Violet'
mean 29.9 37.4 29.0
std. deviation 4.23 5.10 2.89

Colour of upper petal (RHS)

  'Patriot Bright Violet' 'Maestro Cherry' 'Americana Violet'
upper side - margin more purple than N66A more red than N57A N74A with N66A overlay
upper side - middle N66B brighter than N57A N74A with N66A overlay
upper side - base 43B 58C 52A
lower side N66B 52A pinker than N74A-B

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'Patriot Bright Violet' 'Maestro Cherry' 'Americana Violet'
upper side - margin more purple than N66A brighter than N57A N74A with N66A overlay
upper side - middle tones of N74A N66B N74A with N66A overlay
lower side N57A and N74A more red than 58B pinker than N74A-B

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Pelargonium: 'Patriot Bright Violet' (left) with reference varieties 'Maestro Cherry' (centre) and 'Americana Violet' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'Patriot Bright Violet' (left) with reference varieties 'Maestro Cherry' (centre) and 'Americana Violet' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'Patriot Bright Violet' (left) with reference varieties 'Maestro Cherry' (centre) and 'Americana Violet' (right)

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