Denomination: 'Zolavbo'
Trade name: Fidelity XL Lavender Pink with Blotch
Botanical Name: Pelargonium ×hortorum
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Theodorus C. M. van Kleinwee, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Enkhuizen, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2005-11-14
Application Number: 05-5137
Date Withdrawn: 2008-12-18

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Feldpel 02'

Summary: The diameter of the largest flower of 'Zolavbo' is large while that of 'Feldpel 02' is very large. 'Zolavbo' is blue pink on the lower side of the upper and lower petals while 'Feldpel 02' is light blue violet.


PLANT: medium height, medium width, medium number of inflorescence
STEM: green, medium thickness

LEAF BLADE: medium length, narrow to medium width, weak to medium degree of lobing, closed base
LEAF MARGIN: bicrenate, shallow incisions, medium to strong undulation
UPPER SIDE OF BLADE: medium green, no variegation
LEAF ZONE: absent

INFLORESCENCE: medium to large diameter, medium to large number of open flowers
PEDUNCLE: short to medium length
FLOWER BUD: elliptic
FLOWER: large diameter of largest flower, double, few petals, entire petal margin, medium time of beginning of flowering
UPPER PETAL: broad to very broad, blue pink (RHS 72D) margin of upper side, blue pink (RHS 72D) middle of upper side, blue pink (N74D) lower side, macule markings, medium to strong conspicuousness of markings, small to medium sized white zone at base
LOWER PETAL: blue pink (RHS 72D) margin of upper side, blue pink (RHS 72D) middle of upper side, blue pink (RHS N74D) lower side, macule markings, weak to medium conspicuousness of markings
INNER PETAL: blue pink (RHS 72D) middle of upper side, markings present
PEDICEL: medium to long length of longest pedicel, green in middle third, no swelling

Origin & Breeding History: 'Zolavbo' originated from a controlled pollination between an unidentified female Pelargonium zonale plant and pollen from an unidentified male Pelargonium zonale plant. The new Pelargonium variety was developed by the breeder, Mr. Dick van Kleinwee, an employee of Syngenta Seeds B.V., The Netherlands. The cross was made in 2001 in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. A single seedling was selected in April 2003 in Enkhuizen and propagated by cuttings. 'Zolavbo' was selected based on time of flowering, branching characteristics, quality and uniformity of flower colour, flower size, continuous flowering and resistance against Botrytis. The variety has been repeatedly asexually reproduced by cuttings in Enkhuizen over a two year period.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Zolavbo' is based on the UPOV Report of Technical Examination, application number 20051192, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. 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.

Comparison table for 'Zolavbo' with reference variety 'Feldpel 02'

Colour of lower side of petals (RHS)

  'Zolavbo' 'Feldpel 02'
upper petal N74D 76C
lower petal N74D 76C

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Pelargonium: 'Zolavbo'

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