Denomination: 'Balgaldepro'
Trade name: Galleria Deep Rose
Botanical Name: Pelargonium ×hortorum x P. peltatum
Applicant/Holder: Ball Horticultural Company
622 Town Road
West Chicago, Illinois
United States of America
Breeder: Ball Horticultural Company, West Chicago, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2006-03-09
Application Number: 06-5291
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-09-29
Certificate Number: 3368
Date rights surrendered: 2010-09-20

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balgalpipn' (Galleria Pink Punch)

Summary: 'Balgaldepro' is a pelargonium variety which has medium to dark green leaves, whereas the reference variety 'Balgalpipn' has medium green leaves. 'Balgaldepro' differs mainly from 'Balgalpipn' in flower colour. The pedicel of 'Balgaldepro' is medium to dark red whereas the pedicel of 'Balgalpipn' is dark red to violet.


PLANT: upright to intermediate growth habit, short to medium height, narrow to medium width, few branches
STEM: green and red, thin, dense pubescence

LEAF BLADE: short, narrow to medium width, closed to partly overlapping base
LEAF MARGIN: bicrenate, weak lobing, shallow incisions, moderate waviness
UPPER SIDE OF BLADE: medium to dark green, dense pubescence, no variegation
LEAF ZONE: strongly conspicuous, normal position, reddish brown
PETIOLE: medium length, dense pubescence

INFLORESCENCE: medium number per plant, pink group, small to medium diameter
PEDUNCLE: short to medium length, dense pubescence, strong to very strong anthocyanin colouration
FLORET: double, elliptic to round bud, very many overlapping petals, entire petal margin
UPPER PETAL: purple red, moderately conspicuous spot and striped markings, very small white basal zone
LOWER PETAL: purple red, no markings, absent or very small white basal zone
PEDICEL: medium length, dense pubescence, medium to dark red in middle third, no swelling
SEPAL: dense pubescence (long hairs), green and red

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Balgaldepro' originated as an irradiation induced sport of the variety 'Balgalpipn'. The irradiation was conducted on August 15, 2000 at Arroyo Grande, California, as part of a controlled breeding program. 'Balgalpipn' is characterised by its semi-double flower form, medium pink flower colour, dark green leaf colour and semi-trailing growth habit. The selection was made on January 26, 2001. The selection of the variety 'Balgaldepro' was based on its dark rose pink flower colour.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Balgaldepro' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring/summer of 2007 at St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 15 plants of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings, planted into 15cm pots on May 8, 2007. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on July 11, 2007. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Balgaldepro' with reference variety 'Balgalpipn'

Colour of upper petal (RHS)

  'Balgaldepro' 'Balgalpipn'
upper side - margin N57A 58C
upper side - middle N57B with spot 46B 58C with spot darker than N57A
upper side - base lighter than 55A 52C and fading
lower side 58C lighter than 52C with faded white spot

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'Balgaldepro' 'Balgalpipn'
upper side - margin N57A 58C
upper side - middle N57B darker than N57A
lower side pinker than 55A lighter than 52C with faded white spot

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Pelargonium: 'Balgaldepro' (left) with reference variety 'Balgalpipn' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'Balgaldepro' (left) with reference variety 'Balgalpipn' (right)

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