Oglger4090

Pelargonium

Denomination: 'Oglger4090'
Trade name: Patriot Lavender Blue
Botanical Name: Pelargonium ×hortorum
Applicant/Holder: Dummen Group B.V.
P.O. Box 26
Coldenhovelaan 6, 2678 PS
De Lier
Netherlands
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: 08-6338
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-08-18
Certificate Number: 3908
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2028-08-18

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Allure Lilac Chiffon'

Summary: The leaf blades of 'Oglger4090' have an open to closed base while those of 'Allure Lilac Chiffon' have a closed to partly overlapping base. 'Oglger4090' has medium conspicuousness of zone on the upper side of the leaf blade while 'Allure Lilac Chiffon' has a zone which ranges from absent to weak conspicuousness. The margin and middle of the upper side of the upper and lower petals of 'Oglger4090' are a darker blue pink than those of 'Allure Lilac Chiffon'. 'Oglger4090' has an absent or very weak blue pink marking on the upper petals while 'Allure Lilac Chiffon' has a weak red purple marking. The lower side of the lower petals of 'Oglger4090' are white to light blue violet while those of 'Allure Lilac Chiffon' are white to violet.

Description:

PLANT: upright to intermediate growth habit
STEM: green, medium thickness, dense pubescence

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

PEDUNCLE: dense pubescence, anthocyanin colouration ranging from weak to medium
INFLORESCENCE: pink colour group
PEDICEL: dense pubescence, light red middle third, no swelling
SEPAL: dense pubescence, green with red at base
FLOWER BUD: elliptic
FLOWER: semi-double, entire margin
UPPER PETAL: blue pink (RHS N74C) margin and middle on upper side, blue pink (RHS N74C) striped and vein markings present, absent or very weak conspicuousness of markings, medium to large sized white zone at base, violet (RHS 75C) with blue pink (RHS N74D) at margin edge on lower side
LOWER PETAL: blue pink (RHS N74C) margin and middle on upper side, no markings, absent or very small white zone at base, white to light blue violet (RHS 76D) lower side

Origin & Breeding History: 'Oglger4090' originated in Lompoc, California, United States in March 2004. The new variety was selected based on flower colour, leaf colour and growth habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Oglger4090' 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 25, 2009. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'Oglger4090' with reference variety 'Allure Lilac Chiffon'

Colour of upper side of upper petal (RHS)

  'Oglger4090' 'Allure Lilac Chiffon'
margin N74C lighter than N74D
middle N74C lighter than N74D
marking N74C N74B

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'Oglger4090' 'Allure Lilac Chiffon'
margin - upper side N74C N74D
middle - upper side N74C N74D
lower side white-76D white-75B

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Pelargonium: 'Oglger4090' (left) with reference variety 'Allure Lilac Chiffon' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'Oglger4090' (left) with reference variety 'Allure Lilac Chiffon' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'Oglger4090' (left) with reference variety 'Allure Lilac Chiffon' (right)

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