Denomination: 'Fishelsh'
Trade name: Classic Salmon
Botanical Name: Pelargonium ×hortorum
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Angelika Utecht, Montabaur, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2007-03-30
Application Number: 07-5814
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-01-27
Certificate Number: 3747
Date rights surrendered: 2015-01-22

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Amri Sal 09' and 'Sil Silke'

Summary: The peduncle of 'Fishelsh' is medium to long while that of 'Amri Sal 09' is short. 'Fishelsh' differs from 'Sil Silke' in the colour of the middle on the upper side of the upper petal, the margin on the upper side of the lower petal and the lower side of the lower petal.


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

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

PEDUNCLE: medium to long
FLOWER BUD: elliptic
INFLORESCENCE: small to medium diameter, medium to large number of open flowers
FLOWER: medium to large diameter of largest flower, double, few to medium number of petals, entire petal margin, flowering begins early
UPPER PETAL: broad, red pink (RHS 52D) margin on upper side, light red pink middle of upper side, red pink (RHS 49A) on lower side, stripe markings, very weak conspicuousness of markings, no white zone at base
LOWER PETAL: red pink margin on upper side, light red pink (RHS 41D) middle on upper side, light red pink lower side, no markings
INNER PETAL: light red pink (RHS 41D) middle of upper side, no markings
PEDICEL: short to medium length of longest pedicel, no swelling

Origin & Breeding History: 'Fishelsh' originated from a hybridization between the female parent seedling 'K93-484-4' and the male parent seedling 'K93-401-15', conducted in the summer of 2002, in Hillscheid, Germany. The seeds of the resultant offspring were taken to Galdar, Gran Canaria, Spain where 'Fishelsh' was selected as a single seedling in the spring of 2003. Cuttings from 'Fishelsh' were taken back to Hillscheid for further selection and trial cultivation which began in the spring of 2004. 'Fishelsh' was selected based on flower colour, foliage colour, flowering response and plant growth habit.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Fishelsh' is based on the UPOV Report of Technical Examination, application number PEL 2242, purchased from the Bundessortenamt, Hannover, Germany. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany in 2008. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Fishelsh' with reference varieties 'Amri Sal 09' and 'Sil Silke'

Colour of upper petal (RHS)

  'Fishelsh' 'Amri Sal 09' 'Sil Silke'
middle of upper side 41D N/A 49A

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'Fishelsh' 'Amri Sal 09' 'Sil Silke'
margin of upper side 52D N/A 50D
lower side 50D N/A 49C

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Pelargonium: 'Fishelsh'

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