Denomination: 'Fistarol'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'Fix 717'
Botanical Name: Pelargonium ×hortorum
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Angelika Utecht, Montabaur, Germany
Agent in Canada: Westcan Greenhouses Limited
2527 210'th Street
Langley, British Columbia
V2Z 2A9
Tel: 604-530-9298
Application Date: 2006-04-26
Application Number: 06-5454
Date Withdrawn: 2009-05-18

Variety Description


PLANT: medium to tall, medium to broad, medium number of inflorescence
STEM: green, medium thickness

LEAF BLADE: medium to long, medium to broad, weak to medium degree of lobing, closed base
LEAF MARGIN: bicrenate, very shallow to shallow depth of incisions, weak to medium undulation
UPPER SIDE OF BLADE: medium green to dark green, no variegation
LEAF ZONE: reddish brown on upper side, strong conspicuousness on upper side

INFLORESCENCE: small to medium diameter, large number of open flowers
PEDUNCLE: medium to long
FLOWER BUD: elliptic
FLOWER: double, few to medium number of petals, entire margin, flowering begins early to mid-season
UPPER PETAL: medium to broad, dark pink red (RHS 46D) margin of upper side, dark pink red (RHS 46D) middle of upper side, dark pink red (RHS 47C) lower side, stripe markings, very weak conspicuousness of markings, no white zone at base
LOWER PETAL: dark pink red (RHS 46D) margin of upper side, dark pink red (RHS 46D) middle of upper side, red pink (RHS 52) lower side, no markings
INNER PETAL: dark pink red (RHS 46D) middle of upper side, no markings
PEDICEL: medium length of longest pedicel, dark red middle third, no swelling

Origin & Breeding History: 'Fistarol' originated from a hybridization between the female parent 'k92-1044-3' and the male parent variety 'Fisvita' conducted in the summer of 2002 in Hillscheid, Germany. The seed of the resultant offspring was then taken to Galdar, Gran Canaria, Spain where 'Fistarol' was selected as a single seedling in the spring of 2003. Cuttings from the chosen seedling were taken back to Hillscheid for further examination, and for trial cultivation beginning in the spring of 2004. 'Fistarol' was selected based on flower colour and flower form in combination with plant growth habit.

Tests & Trials: The detailed descritption of 'Fistarol' is based on the UPOV Report of Technical Examination, application number PEL 2153, purchased from the Bundessortenamt, Hannover, Germany. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany in 2007. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Pelargonium: 'Fistarol'

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Pelargonium: 'Fistarol'

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