Fix 137

Pelargonium

Denomination: 'Fix 137'
Trade name: Cascade White
Botanical Name: Pelargonium peltatum
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: 2009-02-11
Application Number: 09-6507
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-06-22
Certificate Number: 4332
Date rights surrendered: 2014-06-22

Variety Description

Description:

STEM: very long, green

LEAF BLADE: long, medium to broad, wide open to open base, upper side medium to dark green, no variegation, leaf zone medium to strong in conspicuousness and reddish brown, weak to medium undulation of margin

INFLORESCENCE: small number of open flowers, largest flower small in diameter, early to mid-season flowering
PEDICEL: light red at middle third, swelling present
FLORET: flower bud asymmetric in shape, single, no overlapping of petals, entire petal margin
UPPER PETAL: medium width, upper side white (RHS 155C), medium to strong striped markings, no white zone at base, lower side white (RHS 155C)
LOWER PETAL: upper and lower side white (RHS 155C), no markings.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Fix 137' originated from a controlled cross made in the summer of 2002 in Hillscheid, Germany. The female parent was a white flowered proprietary line, designated 199-2043-8 and the male parent was the variety 'Tornado'. The resultant seed from the cross was sown in a greenhouse in early summer of 2003 and 'Fix 137' was selected in the Fall of 2003 from this progeny, based on flower colour, plant habit and production characteristics.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Fix 137' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, reference number PEL2335, purchased from the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany. Trials were conducted at Hannover in 2009. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Fix 137
Pelargonium: 'Fix 137'

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