PEQZ0002

Pelargonium

Denomination: 'PEQZ0002'
Trade name: Calliope Lavender Rose
Botanical Name: Pelargonium
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Basel
4058
Switzerland
Breeder: Mitchell Hanes, Syngenta Flowers, Inc., Gilroy, 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: 2010-12-17
Application Number: 10-7128
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-09-24
Certificate Number: 4632
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2031-09-24

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Cante Laver' (Caliente Lavender)

Summary: Undulation of the leaf blade margin of 'PEQZ0002' is weak while it is strong for 'Cante Laver'. The largest flower within the inflorescence of 'PEQZ0002' is longer than that of 'Cante Laver'. Anthocyanin colouration of the middle of the broadest sepal of PEQZ0002' is absent or very weak to weak while it is medium for 'Cante Laver'. The flowers of 'PEQZ0002' have a broader upper petal than those of 'Cante Laver'. The markings on the upper petal of 'PEQZ0002' are both stripes and spots whereas they are only stripes for 'Cante Laver'. The size of the white zone at the base of the upper petal is medium for 'PEQZ0002' while it is large for 'Cante Laver'.

Description:

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

LEAF BLADE: medium depth of sinus, weak undulation of margin, slightly open to closed base, no variegation, medium green (zone excluded), absent or very weak conspicuousness of zone

PEDUNCLE: absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration of middle third
PEDICEL: medium to strong anthocyanin colouration of upper third, swelling present
SEPAL: moderate to strong reflexing, absent or very weak to weak anthocyanin colouration of middle of broadest sepal
FLOWER: single, arrangement of upper petals in relation to lower petals is free, cross-section in lateral view is concave, irregularly distributed stripes or blotches are absent
UPPER PETAL: obtriangular to spatulate, entire margin, margin of upper side is purple (RHS N74A), middle of upper side is purple (RHS N74A), lower side is blue pink (lighter than RHS 72D), marking is stripes and spots, largest spot is small, largest spot is purple red (RHS N57A) with blue pink (N74C-D) towards the top, medium to strong conspicuousness of marking, medium sized white zone at base
LOWER PETAL: margin of upper side is purple (RHS N74A), middle of upper side is purple (RHS N74A), lower side is blue pink (RHS 72D), marking is stripes only, absent or very weak conspicuousness of marking, no zone at base

Origin & Breeding History: 'PEQZ0002' was bred and developed by the breeder, Mitchell Hanes, as part of a controlled breeding program. It originated from a cross pollination between a proprietary line with hot pink coloured flowers designated '10310-2' as the female parent, and a proprietary line with orchid coloured flowers designated '10299-2' as the male parent. This cross was conducted in Gilroy, California, United States in January 2007. The resultant seed was collected and sown in a greenhouse in Gilroy in May 2007. In September 2007, a single plant was selected using flower colour, plant habit, and production characteristics as the selection criteria. This selection was named 'PEQZ0002'.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'PEQZ0002' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring and summer of 2012 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. There were a total of 20 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm shallow pots on May 2, 2012. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 18, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'PEQZ0002' with reference variety 'Cante Laver'

Length of largest flower (cm)

  'PEQZ0002' 'Cante Laver'
mean 5.2 4.6
std. deviation 0.28 0.24

Width of upper petal (at widest point) (cm)

  'PEQZ0002' 'Cante Laver'
mean 2.4 1.6
std. deviation 0.21 0.12

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Pelargonium: 'PEQZ0002' (left) with reference variety 'Cante Laver' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'PEQZ0002' (left) with reference variety 'Cante Laver' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'PEQZ0002' (left) with reference variety 'Cante Laver' (right)

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