Ballurlitpi

Pelargonium

Denomination: 'Ballurlitpi'
Trade name: Allure Light Pink
Botanical Name: Pelargonium ×hortorum
Applicant/Holder: Ball Horticultural Company
622 Town Road
West Chicago, Illinois
60185
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
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2006-03-09
Application Number: 06-5292
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-09-29
Certificate Number: 3369
Date rights surrendered: 2010-09-20

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Amrilight Pinkspla Two' (Americana Light Pink Splash II)

Summary: 'Ballurlitpi' has taller plants with more branches than the reference variety 'Amrilight Pinkspla Two'. The inflorescences of 'Ballurlitpi' are larger in diameter than those of 'Amrilight Pinkspla Two'. The two varieties differ in petal colour and also in the length of the pedicel. 'Ballurlitpi' has a long to very long pedicel, whereas the pedicel of 'Amrilight Pinkspla Two' is medium length.

Description:

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

LEAF BLADE: medium length, medium to broad width, open to closed base
LEAF MARGIN: bicrenate, moderate lobing, shallow incisions, strong waviness
UPPER SIDE OF BLADE: medium green, dense pubescence, no variegation
LEAF ZONE: absent
PETIOLE: medium length, dense pubescence

INFLORESCENCE: medium number per plant, pink group, medium to large diameter
PEDUNCLE: medium length, dense pubescence, very weak anthocyanin colouration
FLORET: semi-double, ovate bud, overlapping petals, entire petal margin
UPPER PETAL: blue pink, strongly conspicuous purple red spot and striped markings, medium sized white basal zone
LOWER PETAL: blue pink, strongly conspicuous purple red spot, medium sized white basal zone
PEDICEL: long to very long, dense pubescence, light red in middle third, no swelling
SEPAL: dense pubescence, green and red

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Ballurlitpi' originated from a cross conducted during July 2002 at Arroyo Grande, California, as part of a controlled breeding program. The female parent was the variety 'Fisbravo', characterised by its semi-double flower form, medium pink flower colour, dark green leaf colour and upright growth habit. The male parent was 'Tango Light Pink', characterised by its semi-double flower form, light pink flower colour, dark green leaf colour and very compact, upright growth habit. The initial selection took place on January 3, 2003 and was based on the unique flower colour, flower form, growth habit and foliage.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Ballurlitpi' 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 'Ballurlitpi' with reference variety 'Amrilight Pinkspla Two'

Plant height (cm)

  'Ballurlitpi' 'Amrilight Pinkspla Two'
mean 27.3 21.6
std. deviation 3.62 3.00

Diameter of inflorescence (cm)

  'Ballurlitpi' 'Amrilight Pinkspla Two'
mean 12.1 10.0
std. deviation 1.03 0.94

Colour of upper petal (RHS)

  'Ballurlitpi' 'Amrilight Pinkspla Two'
upper side - margin N66D 75D
upper side - middle N57A-B (spot) 61C and N66A (spot)
upper side - base white white
lower side 69C and 66D 69D with 75C at margin

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'Ballurlitpi' 'Amrilight Pinkspla Two'
upper side - margin N66D 75B-C
upper side - middle N57A-B (speckles & spot) N66A (speckles & spot)
lower side 69D (lighter than N66D at margin) pinker than 75B

Length of pedicel (cm)

  'Ballurlitpi' 'Amrilight Pinkspla Two'
mean 3.5 2.6
std. deviation 0.46 0.53

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Pelargonium: 'Ballurlitpi' (left) with reference variety 'Amrilight Pinkspla Two' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'Ballurlitpi' (left) with reference variety 'Amrilight Pinkspla Two' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'Ballurlitpi' (left) with reference variety 'Amrilight Pinkspla Two' (right)

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