Sil Baldo 448

Pelargonium

Denomination: 'Sil Baldo 448'
Trade name: Fantasia Purple Sizzle
Botanical Name: Pelargonium ×hortorum
Applicant/Holder: Ball Horticultural Company
622 Town Road
West Chicago, Illinois
60185
United States of America
Breeder: Ilse Fischer-Tohl, Silze GmbH & Co. KG, Kirchlintein, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2010-04-23
Application Number: 10-6941
Date Withdrawn: 2012-09-27

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Baldeslipzle' (Designer Light Pink Sizzle)

Summary: The leaf blades of 'Sil Baldo 448' are dark green with medium undulation of the margin while those of 'Baldeslipzle' are medium green with weak undulation of the margin. 'Sil Baldo 448' has shorter peduncles than 'Baldeslipzle'. The width of the largest flower of 'Sil Baldo 448' is wider than that of 'Baldeslipzle'. The anthocyanin colouration on the upper third of the pedicels is strong for 'Sil Baldo 448' while it ranges from absent or very weak to weak for 'Baldeslipzle'. The anthocyanin colouration in the middle of the broadest sepal is medium for 'Sil Baldo 448' while it is absent or very weak for 'Baldeslipzle'. The upper side of the upper petals of 'Sil Baldo 448' differ in colour from those of 'Baldeslipzle'. The colour at the lower side of the upper petal is blue pink for 'Sil Baldo 448' while it is white for 'Baldeslipzle'. The colours on the lower petals of 'Sil Baldo 448' differ from those on 'Baldeslipzle'. The upper and lower petals of 'Sil Baldo 448' have medium conspicuousness of markings while those of 'Baldeslipzle' have strong conspicuousness. The colour of the zone at the base of the lower petal is mostly blue pink for 'Sil Baldo 448' while it is white for 'Baldeslipzle'.

Description:

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

LEAF BLADE: medium depth of sinus, medium undulation of margin, slighty open base, no variegation, dark green
LEAF BLADE ZONE: absent or very weak conspicuousness

PEDUNCLE: absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on middle third
PEDICEL: strong anthocyanin colouration on upper third, no swelling
SEPAL: absent or weak reflexing, medium 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: obtriangular, entire margin at apex, margin on upper side is purple red (RHS N66B) with purple red flecks (RHS N66A), middle of upper side is purple red to blue pink (RHS N66B-C) with purple red (RHS N66A) flecks and a large purple red (more red than RHS N57A) blotch, moderately conspicuous stripe and spot markings, large purple red (more red than RHS N57A) largest spot, medium sized white zone at base, blue pink (RHS N66C) on lower side
LOWER PETAL: margin on upper side is purple red to blue pink (RHS N66B-C) with purple red (RHS N66A) flecks, middle of upper side is purple red to blue pink (RHS N66B-C) with purple red (RHS N66A) flecks and a purple red (RHS N57A) spot with dark purple red (RHS 53A-B) tones, medium sized single spot marking, medium size of largest spot, small to medium sized blue pink zone at base, blue pink (RHS N66C) on lower side
INNER PETAL: middle of upper side is purple red to blue pink (RHS N66B-C) with purple red (RHS N66A) flecks and a large purple red (more red than RHS N57A) blotch

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sil Baldo 448' originated from a cross pollination between the female parent 'SEL Lucky' and the male parent 'E065' conducted in 2004, in Weener, Germany. The initial selection was made in 2005 based on flower colour with large red eye, large petals, and compact growth habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Sil Baldo 448' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring 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 May 9, 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 tables for 'Sil Baldo 448' with reference variety 'Baldeslipzle'

Peduncle length (cm)

  'Sil Baldo 448' 'Baldeslipzle'
mean 12.2 16.2
std. deviation 1.29 1.52

Largest flower width (cm)

  'Sil Baldo 448' 'Baldeslipzle'
mean 4.2 3.5
std. deviation 0.39 0.35

Colour of upper petal (RHS)

  'Sil Baldo 448' 'Baldeslipzle'
margin - upper side N66B with N66A flecks 69B with N57C flecks
middle - upper side N66B-C with flecks of N66A and large blotch more red than N57A N57B (large blotch)
lower side N66C N155B

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'Sil Baldo 448' 'Baldeslipzle'
margin - upper side N66B-C with N66A flecks 69B with N57C flecks
middle - upper side N66B-C with N66A flecks and a N57A spot with 53A-B tones 69B with N57B-C flecks and a N57B spot
lower side N66C N155B

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Sil Baldo 448
Pelargonium: 'Sil Baldo 448' (left) with the reference variety 'Baldeslipzle' (right)

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Sil Baldo 448
Pelargonium: 'Sil Baldo 448' (left) with the reference variety 'Baldeslipzle' (right)

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Sil Baldo 448
Pelargonium: 'Sil Baldo 448' (left) with the reference variety 'Baldeslipzle' (right)

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