Denomination: 'Ballurpinzle'
Trade name: Allure Pink Sizzle
Botanical Name: Pelargonium ×hortorum
Applicant/Holder: Ball Horticultural Company
622 Town Road
West Chicago, Illinois
United States of America
Breeder: Ball Horticultural Company, West Chicago, 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: 2005-02-10
Application Number: 05-4548
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-12-24
Certificate Number: 3095
Date rights surrendered: 2010-12-17

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Sil Claudio' (Fantasia Strawberry Sizzle) and 'Balshorozle' (Showcase Rose Sizzle)

Summary: 'Ballurpinzle' has weak to medium waviness of the leaf margin while 'Balshorozle' has medium to strong waviness. 'Ballurpinzle' has lighter leaf colour than 'Balshorozle'. 'Ballurpinzle' has weaker anthocyanin colouration on the peduncle than 'Sil Claudio'. 'Ballurpinzle' has a smaller floret diameter than 'Balshorozle'. 'Ballurpinzle' has single florets while 'Balshorozle' has semi-double florets. 'Ballurpinzle' has a narrower upper and lower petal width than 'Sil Claudio'. 'Ballurpinzle' has more conspicuous markings on the lower petal than the reference varieties.


PLANT: upright growth habit, medium height and width, medium number of branches
STEM: green, medium thickness, dense pubescence

LEAF BLADE: short to medium length, medium width, open base
MARGIN: bicrenate, lobing present, shallow incisions, weak to medium waviness
UPPER SIDE: dense pubescence, medium green, no variegation, no leaf zone
PETIOLE: medium length, dense pubescence

INFLORESCENCE: pink colour group, low to medium number per plant, medium to large diameter
PEDUNCLE: medium length, dense pubescence, medium to strong anthocyanin colouration
FLORET: bud elliptic, single, medium diameter, low to medium number of petals, margin entire
UPPER PETAL: medium width, upper side blue pink with a strong red macule, striped markings and large white zone at base, lower side white with blue pink at margin
LOWER PETAL: broad, upper side blue pink with a strong purple red macule and large white zone at base, lower side white with blue pink at margin
PEDICEL: long, dense pubescence, green to light red on middle third, no swelling
SEPAL: dense pubescence, green with red streaks

Origin & Breeding History: 'Ballurpinzle' originated from a cross made on February 15, 2002, at Arroyo Grande, California, USA. The female parent was the variety 'Sil Claudio', characterized by its pink, rose and white bicolour flower colour, dark green leaf colour and upright growth habit. The male parent was the variety 'Balcolwhit', characterized by its white flower colour, medium green leaf colour and trailing growth habit. The initial selection was made on May 9, 2002 and asexual propagation since that time has been through the use of vegetative cuttings.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Ballurpinzle' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2006 at St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 15 plants of the candidate and reference varieties. Rooted cuttings were planted into 10 cm pots on May 1, 2006 and then transplanted into 20 cm pots on June 26, 2006. Measured characteristics were based on 10 measurements. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Ballurpinzle' with reference varieties 'Sil Claudio' and 'Balshorozle'

Floret diameter (cm)

  'Ballurpinzle' 'Sil Claudio' 'Balshorozle'
mean 4.2 4.3 4.9
std. deviation 0.49 0.28 0.36

Upper petal width (cm)

  'Ballurpinzle' 'Sil Claudio' 'Balshorozle'
mean 2.2 2.6 2.3
std. deviation 0.18 0.30 0.22

Colour of upper petal (RHS)

  'Ballurpinzle' 'Sil Claudio' 'Balshorozle'
margin - upper side 68B 68B 72D
middle - upper side 68B, with blotch N57B & 46C 68B, with blotch N57B & 46B 72D, with blotch N57A & 46B
lower side white with 68B margin white with 68B margin white with N57B-D margin

Lower petal width (cm)

  'Ballurpinzle' 'Sil Claudio' 'Balshorozle'
mean 2.7 3.0 2.6
std. deviation 0.08 0.21 0.17

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'Ballurpinzle' 'Sil Claudio' 'Balshorozle'
margin - upper side 68B 68B 72D
middle - upper side 68B, with blotch N57B 68B with blotch N57B 72D with blotch N57B
lower side white with 68B at margin white with 68B at margin white with N57B at margin

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Pelargonium: 'Ballurpinzle' (left) with reference varieties 'Sil Claudio' (centre) and 'Balshorozle' (right)

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