Baldeslipzle

Pelargonium

Denomination: 'Baldeslipzle'
Trade name: Designer Light Pink Sizzle
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: 06-5295
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-09-29
Certificate Number: 3367
Date rights surrendered: 2010-09-20

Variety Description

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

Summary: 'Baldeslipzle' is a pelargonium variety which has longer peduncles than the reference variety 'Amrilight Pinkspla Two'. The florets of 'Baldeslipzle' are semi-double, whereas the florets of 'Amrilight Pinkspla Two' are single. The petals of the two varieties differ slightly in margin colour and the spot on the petals of 'Baldeslipzle' is larger but less intense in colour than that of the reference variety. The pedicel of 'Baldeslipzle' is light green, compared with the pedicel of 'Amrilight Pinkspla Two' which is light red.

Description:

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

LEAF BLADE: short to medium length, narrow to medium width, wide open to open base
LEAF MARGIN: crenate, weak lobing, shallow incisions, medium to strong waviness
UPPER SIDE OF BLADE: medium green, dense pubescence, no variegation
LEAF ZONE: absent
PETIOLE: short to medium length, dense pubescence

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

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Baldeslipzle' originated from a cross conducted in June 2003 at Arroyo Grande, California, as part of a controlled breeding program. The female parent was the variety 'Fislet' (Rocky Mountain Scarlet), characterised by its semi-double flower form, scarlet red flower colour, medium to dark green leaf colour with zonation and upright growth habit. The male parent was 'Baldescher' (Designer Cherry), characterised by its semi-double flower form, cherry red flower colour, light green leaf colour and upright growth habit. The initial selection took place in May 4, 2004, and was based on unique flower colour pattern and growth habit.

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

Length of peduncle (cm)

  'Baldeslipzle' 'Amrilight Pinkspla Two'
mean 18.8 12.9
std. deviation 1.82 2.37

Colour of upper petal (RHS)

  'Baldeslipzle' 'Amrilight Pinkspla Two'
upper side - margin 69D 75D
upper side - marking (spot) N57B-C N66A
lower side white with pink tones 69D with 75C at margin

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'Baldeslipzle' 'Amrilight Pinkspla Two'
upper side - margin 69D 75B-C
upper side - marking (spot) redder than N57A N57A
lower side white with pink tones pinker than 75B

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

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

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

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