Patriot Rose Pink

Pelargonium

Denomination: 'Patriot Rose Pink'
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: 04-4240
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-09-05
Certificate Number: 3347
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2026-09-05

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Patriot Cherry Rose' and 'Fip 749'

Summary: 'Patriot Rose Pink' is a zonal pelargonium variety which has taller plants than 'Patriot Cherry Rose' and 'Fip 749'. The peduncle of 'Patriot Rose Pink' is significantly longer than the peduncle of either reference variety. The florets of 'Patriot Rose Pink' differ in colour from those of the references and the white zone at the base of the upper petal is medium to large in the candidate variety, whereas 'Patriot Cherry Rose' has a very small basal white zone and 'Fip 749' has a large to very large white zone.

Description:

PLANT: upright growth habit, tall, medium to broad width, few branches
STEM: green with some red, moderately thick, dense pubescence

LEAF BLADE: medium length, medium to broad width, open to wide open base
LEAF MARGIN: bicrenate, weak lobing, medium depth incisions, strong waviness
UPPER SIDE OF BLADE: medium green, medium pubescence, no variegation
LEAF ZONE: absent to weakly conspicuous, green, normal position
PETIOLE: medium to long, dense pubescence

INFLORESCENCE: medium to many per plant, pink group, medium diameter
PEDUNCLE: medium length, dense pubescence, medium to strong anthocyanin colouration
FLORET: semi-double, elliptic bud, overlapping petals, entire petal margin
UPPER PETAL: blue pink, weakly conspicuous striped markings, medium to large white basal zone
LOWER PETAL: blue pink, no markings, small white basal zone
PEDICEL: medium length, dense pubescence, medium red in middle third, no swelling
SEPAL: dense pubescence, green with red streaks

Origin & Breeding History: 'Patriot Rose Pink' originated from the cross of the proprietary seedling 2491 with the other proprietary seedling 2950, conducted in Lompoc, California. A seedling selected in 2000 from the offspring of that cross was propagated and became the new variety 'Patriot Rose Pink'.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Patriot Rose Pink' 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 Rose Pink' with reference varieties 'Patriot Cherry Rose' and 'Fip 749'

Plant height (cm)

  'Patriot Rose Pink' 'Patriot Cherry Rose' 'Fip 749'
mean 33.7 24.0 24.6
std. deviation 3.73 3.21 3.99

Length of peduncle (cm)

  'Patriot Rose Pink' 'Patriot Cherry Rose' 'Fip 749'
mean 19.6 14.3 11.0
std. deviation 3.55 1.68 2.16

Colour of upper petal (RHS)

  'Patriot Rose Pink' 'Patriot Cherry Rose' 'Fip 749'
upper side - margin 67C redder than N57A 73A with N74B tones
upper side - middle 67C to 75B/C redder than N57A with N66B tones 73A
upper side - base 75C to white 43C to white white, N155B
lower side close to 67C 43C with N57A margin 75B

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'Patriot Rose Pink' 'Patriot Cherry Rose' 'Fip 749'
upper side - margin 67C N57B 73A with N74B tones
upper side - middle 67C to 75B/C N57B with N66B tones 73A
lower side close to 67C 58B to 52B 75C-D

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Patriot Rose Pink
Pelargonium: 'Patriot Rose Pink' (left) with reference varieties 'Patriot Cherry Rose' (centre) and 'Fip 749' (right)

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Patriot Rose Pink
Pelargonium: 'Patriot Rose Pink' (left) with reference varieties 'Patriot Cherry Rose' (centre) and 'Fip 749' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'Patriot Rose Pink' (left) with reference varieties 'Patriot Cherry Rose' (centre) and 'Fip 749' (right)

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