PEQZ0001

Pelargonium

Denomination: 'PEQZ0001'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'PEQZ0005'
Trade name: Calliope Hot Pink
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: 2011-11-01
Application Number: 11-7416
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-09-24
Certificate Number: 4631
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2031-09-24

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Amri Trared' (Calliope Dark Red)

Summary: The largest floret within the inflorescence of 'PEQZ0001' is more narrow than that of 'Amri Trared'. The arrangement of the upper petals of the flower in relation to the lower petals is free to touching for 'PEQZ0001' while it is moderately overlapping for 'Amri Trared'. The colour on the upper side of the upper and lower petals is purple red for 'PEQZ0001' while it is dark purple red to red for 'Amri Trared'. The colour on the lower side of the upper and lower petals is dark pink red with purple red for 'PEQZ0001' while it is red for 'Amri Trared'.

Description:

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

LEAF BLADE: shallow sinus, medium to strong undulation of margin, wide open to slightly open base, no variegation, medium green (zone excluded), medium conspicuousness of medium to large zone, zone is positioned in middle

PEDUNCLE: absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration of middle third
PEDICEL: medium anthocyanin colouration of upper third, swelling present
SEPAL: absent to moderate reflexing, absent to weak anthocyanin colouration of middle of broadest sepal
FLOWER: double, arrangement of upper petals in relation to lower petals is free to touching, average of 10 petals, cross-section in lateral view is concave, irregularly distributed stripes or blotches are absent
UPPER PETAL: obtriangular, entire margin, margin of upper side is purple red (redder than RHS N57A), middle of upper side is purple red (RHS N57A), lower side is dark pink red (RHS 52A) with purple red (RHS 58B), marking is stripes only, medium conspicuousness of marking, small light red pink zone at base
LOWER PETAL: margin of upper side is purple red (redder than RHS N57A), middle of upper side is purple red (redder than RHS N57A), lower side is dark pink red (RHS 52A) with purple red (RHS 58B), marking is stripes only, absent or very weak conspicuousness of marking, very small white zone at base
INNER PETAL: middle of upper side is purple red (redder than RHS N57A)

Origin & Breeding History: 'PEQZ0001' was bred and developed by the breeder, Mitchell Hanes, as part of a controlled breeding program. It originated from a cross pollination between variety 'Amri Pur' as the female parent, and variety 'Cante Dereds' as the male parent. This cross was conducted in Gilroy, California, United States in February 2007. The resultant seed was collected and sown in a greenhouse in Gilroy in August 2007. In December 2007, a single plant was selected using flower colour, and plant habit as the selection criteria. This selection was named 'PEQZ0001'

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'PEQZ0001' 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 'PEQZ0001' with reference variety 'Amri Trared'

Width of largest flower (cm)

  'PEQZ0001' 'Amri Trared'
mean 5.4 6.0
std. deviation 0.29 0.26

Colour of upper petal (RHS)

  'PEQZ0001' 'Amri Trared'
upper side - margin redder than N57A 46A-B
upper side - middle N57A 46B
lower side 52A with 58B 46C

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'PEQZ0001' 'Amri Trared'
upper side - margin redder than N57A 46A-B
upper side - middle redder than N57A 46B
lower side 52A with 58B 46C

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Pelargonium: 'PEQZ0001' (left) with reference variety 'Amri Trared' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'PEQZ0001' (left) with reference variety 'Amri Trared' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'PEQZ0001' (left) with reference variety 'Amri Trared' (right)

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