Fisdelav

Pelargonium

Denomination: 'Fisdelav'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'Fisdela'
Trade name: Fidelity Deep Lavender
Botanical Name: Pelargonium ×hortorum
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Basel
4058
Switzerland
Breeder: Angelika Utecht, Montabaur, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2008-03-27
Application Number: 08-6233
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-08-27
Certificate Number: 3918
Date rights surrendered: 2014-07-11

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fiseyely' (Classic Lavender)

Summary: The plants of 'Fisdelav' are shorter than those of 'Fiseyely'. 'Fisdelav' has no zone present on the upper side of the leaf blade while 'Fiseyely' has a reddish brown zone which has weak conspicuousness. The colour of the margin and middle of the upper side of the upper and lower petals of 'Fisdelav' differ in colour from those of 'Fiseyely'. 'Fisdelav' has a red macule marking on the lower petals which has strong conspicuousness while 'Fiseyely' has a purple red macule which has very weak conspicuousness. There is swelling on the pedicel of 'Fisdelav' while there is none on that of 'Fiseyely'.

Description:

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

LEAF BLADE: closed base, weak degree of lobing
LEAF MARGIN: crenate, very shallow incisions, weak waviness
UPPER SIDE OF LEAF BLADE: sparse to medium pubescence, light green, no variegation
LEAF ZONE: none
PETIOLE: dense pubescence

PEDUNCLE: dense pubescence, anthocyanin colouration ranging from absent or very weak to weak
INFLORESCENCE: pink colour group
PEDICEL: strong pubescence, middle third ranging from green to medium red, swelling present
SEPAL: medium pubescence, green
FLOWER BUD: elliptic
FLOWER: ranging from single to semi-double, overlapping of petals present, entire margin
UPPER PETAL: red purple (RHS N74B) margin and middle of upper side, purple red (RHS N66A) base of upper side, striped and macule markings present, purple red (RHS N66A) markings, strong conspicuousness of markings, medium sized white zone at base, blue pink (RHS N74C-D) on lower side
LOWER PETAL: red purple (RHS N74B) margin and middle of upper side, red (RHS 46B) macule marking present, strong conspicuousness of marking, small white zone at base, violet (RHS 75C) with blue pink (RHS N74C) margin on lower side

Origin & Breeding History: 'Fisdelav' originated from a controlled cross conducted in July 2004 between the female parent, proprietary line K05-1413-5 and the male parent 'Katinka'. The new Pelargonium variety was bred and developed by the breeder Angelika Utecht in Hillscheid, Germany as part of a planned breeding program. The resultant seed from the cross were sown in October 2004 and 'Fisdelav' was selected in April 2005 based on flower colour, branching characteristics, plant vigor and plant growth habit. Asexual reproduction of the variety was first conducted in July 2005 in Hillscheid, Germany.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Fisdelav' 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 varieties. 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 26, 2009. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'Fisdelav' with reference variety 'Fiseyely'

Plant height (cm)

  'Fisdelav' 'Fiseyely'
mean 27.7 33.6
std. deviation 1.68 3.31

Colour of upper side of petals (RHS)

  'Fisdelav' 'Fiseyely'
upper petal - margin more purple than N74B close to N74C
upper petal - middle more purple than N74B N74C
lower petal - margin more purple than N74B N74C
lower petal - middle more purple than N74B N74C
lower petal - marking 46B N66B

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Pelargonium: 'Fisdelav' (left) with reference variety 'Fiseyely' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'Fisdelav' (left) with reference variety 'Fiseyely' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'Fisdelav' (left) with reference variety 'Fiseyely' (right)

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