Denomination: 'Gradowi'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'Fiv 280'
Botanical Name: Pelargonium ×hortorum
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Angelika Utecht, Montabaur, Germany
Agent in Canada: Westcan Greenhouses Limited
2527 210'th Street
Langley, British Columbia
V2Z 2A9
Tel: 604-530-9298
Application Date: 2005-04-20
Application Number: 05-4749
Date Withdrawn: 2008-02-29

Variety Description


PLANT: medium to tall, medium to broad width, medium number of inflorescences, begins flowering mid to late in the season
STEM: green, medium thickness

LEAF: short to medium length, narrow to medium width, strong to very strong degree of lobing, wide open to open base, medium green upper side, no variegation, moderately conspicuous green zone present, serrated incisions of the margin, medium depth incisions, weak to medium undulation of margin

INFLORESCENCE: medium length peduncle, small diameter, large number of open flowers, very small to small diameter of largest flower, very short to short pedicel, middle third of pedicel light red, no swelling of pedicel
FLOWER: elliptic bud shape, double, medium number of petals, divided margin
UPPER PETAL: very narrow, white (RHS 155B) margin and middle of upper side with speckles of purple red (RHS 58B), white (RHS 155B) lower side, no markings present, no white zone present at base
LOWER PETAL: white (RHS 155B) margin and middle of upper side, white (RHS 155B) lower side, no markings present
INNER PETAL: white (RHS 155B) middle of upper side, no markings present

Origin & Breeding History: 'Gradowi' was derived from a hybridization made in 2001 by the breeder Angelika Utecht in Hillscheid, Germany. The female parent was the seedling 99-4006-2, which was derived from the cross between 'Vectis Glitter' and 'Bird Dancer', and the pollen parent was seedling 00-5693-2, having light pink to nearly white double flowers, foliage without zonation and medium sized plant habit. The first selection of the seedling was conducted in 2002 in Galdar, Gran Canaria, Spain. Cuttings from the selected seedling were taken back to Hillscheid, Germany for further examination and trial review in the spring of 2003. The main selection criteria were flower colour and flower type.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Gradowi' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number PEL2033, 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: 'Gradowi'

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