Denomination: 'Zopflair'
Botanical Name: Pelargonium peltatum
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Theodorus C. M. van Kleinwee, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Enkhuizen, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2009-10-30
Application Number: 09-6780
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-06-22
Certificate Number: 4333
Date rights surrendered: 2014-06-22

Variety Description


PLANT: trailing growth habit
STEM: medium length, green, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration

LEAF BLADE: medium length and width, medium depth of sinus, medium undulation of margin, partly overlapping base, no variegation, main colour medium to dark green, medium glossiness, leaf zone strong in conspicuousness and small to medium in size, leaf zone positioned towards base

PEDUNCLE: medium length, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration at middle third
INFLORESCENCE: medium height, medium to broad, few to medium number of open flowers, largest flower long and medium to broad
PEDICEL: medium to long, weak to medium anthocyanin colouration at upper third, swelling present
FLORET: double, medium to many petals, convex cross section in lateral view, no irregularly distributed stripes or blotches
SEPAL: strong reflexing, medium anthocyanin colouration in middle
UPPER PETAL: medium to broad width, spatulate shape, entire margin at apex, upper side blue pink (RHS 68B) at margin and in middle, medium to strong striped and spotted markings, largest spot very small to small, no zone at base, lower side light blue pink (RHS 73D)
LOWER PETAL: upper side blue pink (RHS 68B) at margin and in middle, absent or very weak markings, no zone at base, lower side light blue pink (RHS 73D)
INNER PETAL: upper side blue pink (RHS 68B) at middle.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Zopflair' originated from a controlled cross conducted in May 2004 in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. The female parent was the variety 'Sil Teske' and the male parent was the variety 'Free Cherry Rose'. The resultant seed from the cross was sown in a greenhouse in December 2004. The new variety was selected as a single seedling from the progeny in May 2005 in Enkhuizen, based on criteria for flower colour, plant habit and production characteristics.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Zopflair' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, reference number PEL2417, purchased from the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany. Trials were conducted at Hannover in 2010. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Pelargonium: 'Zopflair'

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