Oglger3147

Pelargonium

Denomination: 'Oglger3147'
Trade name: Candy Cherry
Botanical Name: Pelargonium ×hortorum
Applicant/Holder: Ecke Geraniums, LLC
P.O. Box 230488
Encinitas, California
92024
United States of America
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: 2008-05-16
Application Number: 08-6337
Date Withdrawn: 2012-09-06

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Maestro Cherry'

Summary: The leaf blades of 'Oglger3147' are narrower than those of 'Maestro Cherry'. The base of the leaf blades of 'Oglger3147' are closed while they are slightly open for 'Maestro Cherry'. The leaf blades of 'Oglger3147' are dark green with a very weakly conspicuous small to medium sized zone while those of 'Maestro Cherry' are medium green with a large zone ranging from medium to strong conspicuousness. The anthocyanin colouration of the middle third of the pedicels is strong for 'Oglger3147' while it is weak for 'Maestro Cherry'.

Description:

PLANT: upright growth habit
STEM: green, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration

LEAF BLADE: medium depth of sinus, undulation of margin ranging from weak to medium, closed base, no variegation, dark green
LEAF BLADE ZONE: very weak conspicuousnesss, position in middle, small to medium sized

PEDUNCLE: strong anthocyanin colouration on middle third
PEDICEL: strong anthocyanin colouration on upper third, no swelling
SEPAL: absent or weak reflexing, weak anthocyanin colouration in the middle of the broadest sepal
FLOWER: semi-double, few to medium number of petals, concave cross section in lateral view, no irregularly distributed stripes or blotches
UPPER PETAL: spatulate, entire margin at apex, margin of upper side is red (RHS 50A) with purple red (RHS N57A) tones, middle of upper side is red (RHS 50A), very weak stripe markings, very small orange red (RHS 43B-C) zone at base, red pink (closest to RHS 52B) on lower side
LOWER PETAL: margin of upper side is red (RHS 50A), middle of upper side is red (RHS 50A) and purple red (RHS N57A), very weak stripe markings, very small orange red (RHS 43B-C) zone at base, dark pink red to red pink (closest to RHS 52A-B) on lower side
INNER PETAL: middle of upper side is red (RHS 50A) and purple red (RHS N57A)

Origin & Breeding History: 'Oglger3147' originated in Lompoc, California, USA in March 2001. The new variety was selected based on leaf colour and flower colour.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Oglger3147' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2011 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 25, 2011. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 27, 2011. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison table for 'Oglger3147' with reference variety 'Maestro Cherry'

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Oglger3147' 'Maestro Cherry'
mean 8.1 9.5
std. deviation 0.45 0.31

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Pelargonium: 'Oglger3147' (left) with the reference variety 'Maestro Cherry' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'Oglger3147' (left) with the reference variety 'Maestro Cherry' (right)

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