Denomination: 'Oglreg3067'
Trade name: Elegance Purple Majesty
Botanical Name: Pelargonium ×domesticum
Applicant/Holder: Dummen Group B.V.
P.O. Box 26
Coldenhovelaan 6, 2678 PS
De Lier
Breeder: David Lemon, Lompoc, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2008-05-16
Application Number: 08-6339
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-08-18
Certificate Number: 3909
Date rights surrendered: 2016-07-28

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Jewel'

Summary: The leaves of 'Oglreg3067' are larger than those of 'Jewel'. 'Oglreg3067' has shorter petioles and peduncles than 'Jewel'. The lower petals of 'Oglreg3067' have a very small to small light blue violet marking while those of 'Jewel' have a medium to large marking that is dark purple red in the centre and purple red at the margin.


PLANT: upright growth habit, dense branching
STEM: medium thickness, dense pubescence

LEAF BLADE: open base
LEAF MARGIN: medium degree of lobing, medium waviness of margin, shallow to medium depth of incisions
UPPER SIDE OF BLADE: medium green, medium pubescence
PETIOLE: medium pubescence

INFLORESCENCE: very early flowering, pink red and purple colour group
PEDUNCLE: dense pubescence
FLORET: medium to strong petal undulation
UPPER PETAL: large dark purple red (RHS 59A) marking with brown purple (RHS 187A) in the middle, red purple (RHS N74A-B) with white at margin edge, red purple (RHS N74A-B) between margin and marking
LOWER PETAL: very small to small light blue violet (RHS 76B-C) marking, light blue violet (RHS 76C) margin and middle part
SEPAL: absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on outer side

Origin & Breeding History: 'Oglreg3067' originated from a planned cross conducted in March 2001. The new variety was selected in Lompoc, California, United States based on bicolour flowers, leaf size and flowering habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Oglreg3067' were conducted in the spring of 2009, in a greenhouse in St. Thomas, Ontario. Trials included 15 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were initially grown in St. Catherines from cuttings rooted into 6 cm cells and grown at 68 degrees Fahrenheit for 9 weeks, with one pinch at 5 weeks. Plants were cold treated at 42 degrees Fahrenheit with 14 hours of daylight (High-Intensity Discharge lighting) for 4 weeks following which plants were transplanted into 15 cm pots. Plants were grown for a further 12 weeks at 64 degrees Fahrenheit in St. Thomas until flowering. Measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on May 6, 2009. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Oglreg3067' with reference variety 'Jewel'

Leaf length (cm)

  'Oglreg3067' 'Jewel'
mean 5.4 4.1
std. deviation 0.37 0.24

Leaf width (cm)

  'Oglreg3067' 'Jewel'
mean 8.1 6.0
std. deviation 0.55 0.68

Petiole length (cm)

  'Oglreg3067' 'Jewel'
mean 4.8 6.9
std. deviation 0.64 0.77

Peduncle length (cm)

  'Oglreg3067' 'Jewel'
mean 3.2 5.6
std. deviation 0.22 0.82

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'Oglreg3067' 'Jewel'
marking more pink than 76B-C 60A-B with N66A margin

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Pelargonium: 'Oglreg3067' (left) with reference variety 'Jewel' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'Oglreg3067' (left) with reference variety 'Jewel' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'Oglreg3067' (left) with reference variety 'Jewel' (right)

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