Clip Velred


Denomination: 'Clip Velred'
Trade name: Tango Velvet Red
Botanical Name: Pelargonium ×hortorum
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Mitchell Hanes, Goldsmith Seeds, Inc., Morgan Hill, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2007-08-23
Application Number: 07-5995
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-08-27
Certificate Number: 3917
Date rights surrendered: 2014-07-11

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Clips Dared' (Tango Deep Red)

Summary: The leaves of 'Clip Velred' have a partly overlapping base while those of 'Clips Dared' are open. 'Clip Velred' has leaf blades with shallow margin incisions while 'Clips Dared' has leaf blades with medium to deep margin incisions. The leaf blades of 'Clip Velred' have a reddish brown zone that ranges from weak to medium conspicuousness on the upper side while 'Clips Dared' has an absent or very weak green zone. 'Clip Velred' has strong anthocyanin colouration on the peduncle while 'Clips Dared' has weak anthocyanin colouration. The florets of 'Clip Velred' are single while those of 'Clips Dared' are semi-double. 'Clip Velred' differs from 'Clips Dared' in the colour of the lower side of the upper and lower petals. The upper petals of 'Clip Velred' have weak to medium conspicuous purple red macule and dark purple red veins while those of 'Clips Dared' have absent or very weak red veins. 'Clip Velred' has narrower lower petals than 'Clips Dared'.


PLANT: upright growth habit
STEM: green, thin, dense pubescence

LEAF BLADE: partly overlapping base, weak degree of lobing
LEAF MARGIN: crenate, shallow incisions, waviness ranging from weak to medium
UPPER SIDE OF LEAF BLADE: dense pubescence, medium to dark green, no variegation
LEAF ZONE: present, conspicuousness ranging from weak to medium, normal position, reddish brown
PETIOLE: dense pubescence

PEDUNCLE: dense pubescence, strong anthocyanin colouration
INFLORESCENCE: red colour group
PEDICEL: dense pubescence, dark red middle third, no swelling
SEPAL: dense pubescence, red with green at apex
FLOWER BUD: elliptic
FLOWER: single, entire margin
UPPER PETAL: red (RHS 46B) on upper side, striped and macule markings present, weak to medium conspicuousness of markings, purple red (RHS N57B-C) macule marking, dark purple red (RHS 59A-B) striped marking, no white zone at base, red to dark pink red (RHS 46C-D) on lower side
LOWER PETAL: red (RHS 46B) on upper side, no markings, no white zone at base, dark pink red (RHS 53D) with red (RHS 46C) margin on lower side

Origin & Breeding History: 'Clip Velred' originated from a cross conducted in February 2005 between the female parent proprietary line 10080-4 and the male parent proprietary line 10073-3. The new pelargonium was bred and developed by the breeder Mitchell Hanes, in Gilroy, California, United States as part of a planned breeding program. The resultant seeds from the cross were sown in August 2005. The new variety was selected as a single seedling in November 2005 based on flower colour, plant habit, and early flowering. 'Clip Velred' was first reproduced asexually in November 2005, in Gilroy, California, United States.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Clip Velred' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2009 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants each of the candidate and reference varietise. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on April 24, 2009. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 30, 2009. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Clip Velred' with reference variety 'Clips Dared'

Colour of petals (RHS)

  'Clip Velred' 'Clips Dared'
upper petal - lower side 46C-D aging to 51A closest to 43A
upper petal - markings N57B-C macule, 59A-B stripes/veins 45A veins
lower petal - lower side 53D with 46C at margin 43A

Lower petal width (cm)

  'Clip Velred' 'Clips Dared'
mean 2.1 2.7
std. deviation 0.15 0.25

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Pelargonium: 'Clip Velred' (left) with reference variety 'Clips Dared' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'Clip Velred' (left) with reference variety 'Clips Dared' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'Clip Velred' (left) with reference variety 'Clips Dared' (right)

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