Cope Scarfir

Pelargonium

Denomination: 'Cope Scarfir'
Trade name: Calliope Scarlet Fire
Botanical Name: Pelargonium
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: 2007-12-24
Application Number: 07-6107
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-01-11
Certificate Number: 3736
Date rights surrendered: 2016-01-11

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Amri Dered' (Americana Deep Red)

Summary: 'Cope Scarfir' has a wider plant width than 'Amri Dered'. 'Cope Scarfir' has a less conspicuous leaf zone than 'Amri Dered'. 'Cope Scarfir' has a narrower upper petal width than 'Amri Dered'. 'Cope Scarfir' has dark red colour on the middle third of the pedicel while 'Amri Dered' has green to light red colour on the pedicel.

Description:

PLANT: upright growth habit, tall, medium to wide, 3-4 branches
STEM: green, thin to medium thickness, dense pubescence

LEAF BLADE: medium length and width, open base
LEAF MARGIN: bicrenate, medium lobing, very shallow to shallow incisions, medium to strong waviness
UPPER SIDE OF BLADE: medium green, dense pubescence, no variegation
LEAF ZONE: weak, normal position, reddish-brown
PETIOLE: short to medium length, dense pubescence

INFLORESCENCE: red colour group, small diameter
PEDUNCLE: medium length, dense pubescence, absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration
FLORET: elliptic bud, medium diameter, semi-double, average of 8 petals, entire petal margin
UPPER PETAL: narrow, red on upper and lower side with no markings, very small white basal zone
LOWER PETAL: narrow to medium width, red on upper and lower side with no markings, very small white basal zone
INNER PETAL: upper side red with no markings
PEDICEL: short to medium length, dense pubescence, dark red in middle third, no swelling
SEPAL: medium pubescence, green

Origin & Breeding History: 'Cope Scarfir' originated from a hybrid cross made in October 2005, in Gilroy, California, USA. The female parent was a proprietary seedling designated 10136-1, with dark red, single type florets and the male parent was a proprietary seedling designated 10241-1, with burgundy red, single type florets. The resultant seed from the cross was sown in a greenhouse in March 2006. In May 2006 a single plant from the progeny was selected by the breeder, based on flower colour, flower quality and plant habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Cope Scarfir' were conducted in a polyhouse in St. Thomas, Ontario, during the summer of 2008. The trials consisted of 20 plants of each variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings, transplanted into 15 cm pots on June 24, 2008. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on August 22, 2008. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'Cope Scarfir' with reference variety 'Amri Dered'

Plant width (cm)

  'Cope Scarfir' 'Amri Dered'
mean 32.5 24.0
std. deviation 2.54 2.61

Upper petal width (cm)

  'Cope Scarfir' 'Amri Dered'
mean 1.9 2.4
std. deviation 0.11 0.10

Colour of upper petal (RHS)

  'Cope Scarfir' 'Amri Dered'
margin - upper side 44A (more red than) 45A (more orange than)
middle - upper side 44B (lighter than) 44B
base - upper side 44B (lighter than) 44B
lower side 44B 44B

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'Cope Scarfir' 'Amri Dered'
margin - upper side 44A (more red than) 45A (more orange than)
middle - upper side 44A (more red than) 45A (more orange than)
lower side 44B 44B

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Cope Scarfir
Pelargonium: 'Cope Scarfir' (left) with reference variety 'Amri Dered' (right)

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Cope Scarfir
Pelargonium: 'Cope Scarfir' (left) with reference variety 'Amri Dered' (right)

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