Balluresion

Pelargonium

Denomination: 'Balluresion'
Trade name: Allure Red Passion
Botanical Name: Pelargonium ×hortorum
Applicant/Holder: Ball Horticultural Company
622 Town Road
West Chicago, Illinois
60185
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
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2005-02-10
Application Number: 05-4549
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-12-24
Certificate Number: 3096
Date rights surrendered: 2010-12-17

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Fip 553' (Rocky Mountain Red) and 'Americana Dark Red'

Summary: 'Balluresion' has stronger waviness of the leaf margin and a less conspicuous leaf zone than 'Fip 553'. 'Balluresion' has a larger inflorescence diameter than 'Americana Dark Red'. 'Balluresion' differs slightly in flower colour from the reference varieties. 'Balluresion' has a longer pedicel than 'Americana Dark Red'.

Description:

PLANT: upright growth habit, medium to tall, medium to broad, low to medium number of branches
STEM: green, medium thickness, dense pubescence

LEAF BLADE: medium to long, medium to broad, open base
MARGIN: bicrenate, lobing present, shallow incisions, strong waviness
UPPER SIDE: dense pubescence, medium green, no variegation
LEAF ZONE: weak to medium, normal position, green to reddish brown
PETIOLE: medium length, dense pubescence

INFLORESCENCE: red colour group, medium number per plant, large diameter
PEDUNCLE: medium to long, dense pubescence, weak anthocyanin colouration
FLORET: bud elliptic, semi-double, small to medium diameter, medium number of petals, margin entire
UPPER PETAL: narrow to medium width, upper side red with weak striped markings and very small white zone at base, lower side red with tones of dark red pink and very small white zone at base
LOWER PETAL: broad, red with tones of dark red pink on upper and lower side, no markings, very small white zone at base
PEDICEL: medium to long, dense pubescence, medium to dark red on middle third, no swelling
SEPAL: dense pubescence, green with red stripes

Origin & Breeding History: 'Balluresion' originated from a cross made on March 15, 2000 at Arroyo Grande, California, USA. The female parent was the variety 'Americana Dark Red', characterized by its dark red flower colour, medium green leaf colour and vigourous growth habit. The male parent was the proprietary pelargonium selection designated BFP-2787, characterized by its medium red flower colour, medium green leaf colour and vigourous growth habit. The initial selection was made on June 27, 2000 and asexual propagation since that time has been through the use of vegetative cuttings.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Balluresion' 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 'Balluresion' with reference varieties 'Fip 553' and 'Americana Dark Red'

Inflorescence diameter (cm)

  'Balluresion' 'Fip 553' 'Americana Dark Red'
mean 11.6 10.5 9.8
std. deviation 0.79 0.85 0.80

Colour of upper petal (RHS)

  'Balluresion' 'Fip 553' 'Americana Dark Red'
margin - upper side 43A (brighter than) 44B (brighter than) 45B
middle - upper side 43A with tones of 46D 44B (brighter than) 45B
base - upper side 40A 40A 43B
lower side 40A with tones of 52A 40B with 43B at margin 40A with tones of 50A

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'Balluresion' 'Fip 553' 'Americana Dark Red'
margin - upper side 45B with tones of 52A 44B (brighter than) 45B
middle - upper side 45B with tones of 52A 44B (brighter than) 45B with tones of N57B
lower side 40A with tones of 52A 40B with 43B at margin 44B with tones of 46C

Pedicel length (cm)

  'Balluresion' 'Fip 553' 'Americana Dark Red'
mean 2.9 2.6 2.1
std. deviation 0.29 0.31 0.34

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Balluresion
Pelargonium: 'Balluresion' (left) with reference varieties 'Fip 553' (centre) and 'Americana Dark Red' (right)

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