Denomination: 'Balgalbrise'
Trade name: Galleria Bright Sunrise
Botanical Name: Pelargonium ×hortorum x P. peltatum
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: 05-4551
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-12-24
Certificate Number: 3098
Date rights surrendered: 2010-12-17

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balgalsusi' (Galleria Sunrise Improved)

Summary: 'Balgalbrise' has a longer and wider leaf blade than 'Balgalsusi'. 'Balgalbrise' has a longer peduncle than 'Balgalsusi'. 'Balgalbrise' has a narrower lower petal width than 'Balgalsusi'. 'Balgalbrise' has a slightly darker red flower colour than 'Balgalsusi'.


PLANT: intermediate growth habit, medium height, medium to broad, medium number of branches
STEM: green, thin to medium thickness, dense pubescence

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

INFLORESCENCE: red colour group, medium number per plant, medium diameter
PEDUNCLE: medium to long, medium pubescence, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration
FLORET: bud narrow elliptic, single to semi-double, small to medium diameter, few to medium number of petals, margin entire
UPPER PETAL: narrow to medium width, upper side red with moderately conspicuous striped markings, red pink with very small white zone at base, lower side red (RHS 41A)
LOWER PETAL: narrow to medium width, upper side bright red with no markings, small white zone at base, lower side red (RHS 41A)
PEDICEL: short to medium length, medium to dense pubescence, dark red on middle third, swelling present
SEPAL: medium pubescence, green with specks of red

Origin & Breeding History: 'Balgalbrise' originated from an irradiation induced mutation of the variety 'Sunrise', made at Arroyo Grande, California, USA in January 2000. The initial selection was made on November 11, 2000. Asexual propagation since that time has been through the use of vegetative cuttings.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Balgalbrise' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2006 at St. Thomas, Ontario. The trials included 15 plants of the candidate and reference varieties. Rooted cuttings were planted into 4 inch pots on May 1, 2006 and then transplanted into 8 inch 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 'Balgalbrise' with reference variety 'Balgalsusi'

Plant width (cm)

  'Balgalbrise' 'Balgalsusi'
mean 30.1 23.1
std. deviation 2.33 3.47

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Balgalbrise' 'Balgalsusi'
mean 3.8 3.1
std. deviation 0.21 0.11

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Balgalbrise' 'Balgalsusi'
mean 6.7 5.3
std. deviation 0.35 0.17

Peduncle length (cm)

  'Balgalbrise' 'Balgalsusi'
mean 12.5 8.7
std. deviation 1.95 2.24

Lower petal width (cm)

  'Balgalbrise' 'Balgalsusi'
mean 2.0 2.3
std. deviation 0.10 0.06

Colour of upper side of upper petal (RHS)

  'Balgalbrise' 'Balgalsusi'
margin 44B (lighter than) 40A (brighter than)
middle 44B (lighter than) 40A (brighter than)
base 43D with 40A along margin 43D with 40A along margin

Colour of upper side of lower petal (RHS)

  'Balgalbrise' 'Balgalsusi'
margin 44B (brighter than) 40A (brighter than)
middle 44B (brighter than) 40A (brighter than) with 54B at base

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Pelargonium: 'Balgalbrise' (left) with reference variety 'Balgalsusi' (right)

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