Denomination: 'Fiscody'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'Fix 87'
Trade name: Contessa Dark Lavender
Botanical Name: Pelargonium peltatum
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Angelika Utecht, Montabaur, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2005-04-20
Application Number: 05-4745
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-03-06
Certificate Number: 3162
Date rights surrendered: 2012-01-16

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Dueamica'

Summary: 'Fiscody' has a dark red middle third of the pedicel while in 'Dueamica' it is green. The upper flower petal of 'Fiscody' is wider than 'Dueamica'.


PLANT: begins flowering mid season
STEM: medium length, green

LEAF: short to medium length, medium width, closed base, upper side medium to dark green, no variegation, weak to moderately conspicuous reddish brown zone present, weak undulation of margin

INFLORESCENCE: small number of open flowers, medium diameter of largest flower, middle third of pedicel dark red, swelling of pedicel present
FLOWER: narrow elliptic bud shape, double, many petals, entire margin
UPPER PETAL: broad, purple (RHS N74A) margin of upper side, purple (RHS N74A) middle of upper side, blue pink (RHS 73A) lower side, medium to strong stripes present, no white zone present at base
LOWER PETAL: purple (RHS N74A) margin of upper side, purple (RHS N74A) middle of upper side, blue pink to purple (RHS 73A - N74B) of lower side
INNER PETAL: purple (RHS N74A) middle of upper side

Origin & Breeding History: 'Fiscody' was derived from a hybridization made in 2002 by the breeder Angelika Utecht in Hillscheid, Germany. The female parent was the seedling I95-421-14, a pink flowered seedling from the variety 'Isidel' and the pollen parent was 'Royal Blue', which has purple-violet double flowers, distinctly zoned leaves and moderately vigorous growth habit. The first selection of the seedling was in 2003 in Galdar, Gran Canaria, Spain. Cuttings from the selected seedling were taken back to Hillscheid, Germany for further examination and trial review in 2004. The main selection criteria were flower colour and early flowering time.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Fiscody' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number PEL2029, purchased from the Bundessortenamt, Hannover, Germany. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany, in 2006. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) colour chart.

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Pelargonium: 'Fiscody'

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