Oglger9247

Pelargonium

Denomination: 'Oglger9247'
Trade name: Maestro White
Botanical Name: Pelargonium peltatum
Applicant/Holder: Dummen Group B.V.
P.O. Box 26
Coldenhovelaan 6, 2678 PS
De Lier
Netherlands
Breeder: David Lemon, Lompoc, 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: 2007-07-11
Application Number: 07-5957
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-02-02
Certificate Number: 3761
Date rights surrendered: 2014-01-16

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fistablanc' (Tango White)

Summary: 'Oglger9247' is a Pelargonium variety which has medium green leaves with no zone, compared with the reference variety 'Fistablanc' which has dark green leaves with a weakly conspicuous zone. The middle third of the pedicel of 'Oglger9247' is light red, whereas the pedicel of 'Fistablanc' is green. The sepals of 'Oglger9247' are yellow green, while 'Fistablanc' has medium green coloured sepals.

Description:

PLANT: upright to intermediate growth habit, short, medium width, few branches
STEM: green, medium thickness, dense pubescence

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

INFLORESCENCE: white colour group, small diameter
PEDUNCLE: medium to long, dense to very dense pubescence, no anthocyanin colouration
FLORET: semi-double, small diameter, elliptic bud, medium number of petals, entire petal margin
UPPER PETAL: very narrow to narrow, upper and lower side white with no markings, no basal zone
LOWER PETAL: very narrow to narrow, upper and lower side white with no markings, no basal zone
PEDICEL: short to medium length, dense pubescence, light red in middle third, no swelling
SEPAL: dense pubescence, yellow green

Origin & Breeding History: 'Oglger9247' is the result of a cross which was made in Lompoc, California in March 2001. The variety was selected in Connellsville, Pennsylvania in March 2002 and the selection criteria were white flower colour and compact plant habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Oglger9247' were conducted in a polyhouse in St. Thomas, Ontario, during the summer of 2008. The trials consisted of 15 plants of each variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings, transplanted into 15 cm pots on May 20, 2008. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on July 18, 2008. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Pelargonium: 'Oglger9247' (left) with reference variety 'Fistablanc' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'Oglger9247' (left) with reference variety 'Fistablanc' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'Oglger9247' (left) with reference variety 'Fistablanc' (right)

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