Clip Romegs

Pelargonium

Denomination: 'Clip Romegs'
Trade name: Tango Rose Mega Splash
Botanical Name: Pelargonium ×hortorum
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Basel
4058
Switzerland
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
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2007-08-23
Application Number: 07-5996
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-01-11
Certificate Number: 3735
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2028-01-11

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Clips Whitspla' (Eclipse White Splash)

Summary: 'Clip Romegs' has strong to very strong anthocyanin colouration on the peduncle, while the peduncle of the reference variety 'Clips Whitspla' has very weak anthocyanin colouration. The main colour of the flowers of 'Clip Romegs' is light blue pink, whereas the main colour of 'Clips Whitspla' is white. The purple red markings on the upper and lower petals of 'Clip Romegs' are larger than the markings on the petals of the reference variety.

Description:

PLANT: intermediate growth habit, very short to short , very narrow to narrow, medium number of branches
STEM: green, medium thickness, dense pubescence

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

INFLORESCENCE: pink colour group, medium diameter
PEDUNCLE: very short to short, dense pubescence, strong to very strong anthocyanin colouration
FLORET: single, small to medium diameter, narrow elliptic bud, entire petal margin
UPPER PETAL: narrow to medium width, upper side light blue pink with very large purple red spot, medium size white basal zone with purple red striped marking, lower side light blue violet with purple red streaks
LOWER PETAL: narrow, upper side light blue pink with large purple red spot, small to medium size white basal zone, lower side violet
PEDICEL: long to very long, medium pubescence, medium red in middle third, no swelling
SEPAL: medium to dense pubescence, red with some green

Origin & Breeding History: 'Clip Romegs' was bred and developed in Gilroy, California, as part of a planned breeding program. The cross took place in February 2004. The female parent was 9109-2, a proprietary line with a pink splash and the male parent was 9754-1, a proprietary line with a pink splash. The resultant seed from the cross was sown in August 2004. The new variety was selected as a single seedling in November 2004 based on criteria for flower size, flower colour and plant habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Clip Romegs' 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 19, 2008. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'Clip Romegs' with reference variety 'Clips Whitspla'

Colour of upper petal (RHS)

  'Clip Romegs' 'Clips Whitspla'
margin - upper side 65D white
spot - upper side N57A, 46B at centre N57A
lower side 69D with streaks of 58B white with streaks of N66B-N74A

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'Clip Romegs' 'Clips Whitspla'
margin - upper side 65D white
spot - upper side N57A, 46B at centre more red than N57A
lower side 75C-D white with 65A small veins

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Pelargonium: 'Clip Romegs' (left) with reference variety 'Clips Whitspla' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'Clip Romegs' (left) with reference variety 'Clips Whitspla' (right)

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