Denomination: 'Zolmagiro'
Trade name: Fidelity Vogue Magic Rose
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: 05-5151
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-11-28
Certificate Number: 3064
Date rights surrendered: 2008-12-18

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Amri Cherose Two' (Americana Cherry Rose II)

Summary: 'Zolmagiro' has stronger anthocyanin on the peduncle than 'Amri Cherose Two'. 'Zolmagiro' has lighter overall flower colour than 'Amri Cherose Two'. 'Zolmagiro' has a larger white zone at the base of the upper petal than 'Amri Cherose Two'.


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

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

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

Origin & Breeding History: 'Zolmagiro' originated from a controlled pollination made in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands in 2000. The female parent, identified as H2181-4 was crossed by the male parent, identified as T038. A single seedling was selected in April 2001 and propagated by cuttings. The new pelargonium was tested one year later at greenhouse and field performance trials in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands and evaluated for criteria including earliness, good branching, good and stable flower colour, flower size, rich and continuous flowering and resistance against Botrytis. In the same year it was tested in Sarrians, Southern France for heat resistance and resistance to drought stress.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Zolmagiro' 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 'Zolmagiro' with reference variety 'Amri Cherose Two'

Colour upper petal (RHS)

  'Zolmagiro' 'Amri Cherose Two'
margin - upper side 52A-58B N57A (more red than)
middle - upper side 52A-58B N57A
base - upper side 52C 43C
lower side 52B 52A (more pink than)

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'Zolmagiro' 'Amri Cherose Two'
margin - upper side 52A-58B N57A (more red than)
middle - upper side 52A-58B N57A
lower side 52B, fading to white 58B (more red than) with 53B at margin

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Pelargonium: 'Zolmagiro' (left) with reference variety 'Amri Cherose Two' (right)

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