Denomination: 'Fistansal'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'Fix 727'
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: 06-5456
Date Withdrawn: 2009-05-18

Variety Description


PLANT: medium height, medium width, medium number of inflorescence
STEM: green, medium thickness

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

INFLORESCENCE: medium diameter, medium number of open flowers
PEDUNCLE: short to medium length
FLOWER BUD: elliptic
FLOWER: medium diameter of largest flower, double, medium number of petals, entire petal margin, early to medium time of beginning of flowering
UPPER PETAL: medium to broad, light blue pink (RHS 56C) margin of upper side, light blue pink (RHS 56C) middle of upper side with light red pink (RHS 41D) base, light red pink (RHS 49C) lower side, stripe markings, very weak conspicuousness of markings, no white zone at base
LOWER PETAL: light blue pink (RHS 55D) margin of upper side, light blue pink (RHS 55D) middle of upper side with light red pink base, light red pink (RHS 49C) lower side, no markings
INNER PETAL: light red pink (RHS 38A) middle of upper side, no markings
PEDICEL: medium length of longest pedicel, dark red in middle third, no swelling

Origin & Breeding History: 'Fistansal' originated form a hybridization between the female parent 'k93-401-15' and the male parent 'k93-484-4' conducted in 2002 in Hillscheid, Germany. The seed of the resultant offspring was then taken to Galdar, Gran Canaria, Spain where 'Fistansal' was selected as a single seedling in 2003. Cuttings from 'Fistansal' were taken back to Hillscheid for further examination, and for trial cultivation beginning in the spring of 2004. 'Fistansal' was selected based on flower colour and foliage colour in combination with plant growth habit.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Fistansal' is based on the UPOV Report of Technical Examination, application number PEL 2155, 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: 'Fistansal'

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Pelargonium: 'Fistansal'

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