Balshorozle

Pelargonium

Denomination: 'Balshorozle'
Trade name: Showcase Rose Sizzle
Botanical Name: Pelargonium ×hortorum
Applicant/Holder: Ball Horticultural Company
622 Town Road
West Chicago, Illinois
60185
United States of America
Breeder: Frank Silze, Silze GmbH & Co. KG, Weener, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2005-02-18
Application Number: 05-4607
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-12-24
Certificate Number: 3101
Date rights surrendered: 2013-02-07

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Sil Claudio' (Fantasia Strawberry Sizzle) and 'Ballurpinzle' (Allure Pink Sizzle)

Summary: 'Balshorozle' has a semi-double floret while the reference varieties have single florets. 'Balshorozle' has a larger floret diameter than the reference varieties. 'Balshorozle' has less conspicuous markings on the lower petal than 'Ballurpinzle'. The middle third of the pedicel is dark red for 'Balshorozle' while it is green to light red for the reference varieties.

Description:

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

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

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

Origin & Breeding History: 'Balshorozle' originated from a cross made in the summer of 1999 at Weener, Niedersachsen, Germany. The female parent was the variety 'Klemiga', characterized by its neon pink flower colour with very small dark pink spots and light green to grey leaf colour. The male parent was the variety 'BFP-1705', characterized by its salmon and light pink flower colour and dark green leaf colour. The initial selection was made in June 2000 and asexual propagation since that time has been through the use of vegetative cuttings.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Balshorozle' 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 'Balshorozle' with reference varieties 'Sil Claudio' and 'Ballurpinzle'

Floret diameter (cm)

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

Upper petal width (cm)

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

Colour of upper petal (RHS)

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

Lower petal width (cm)

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

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

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

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

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