PEQZ0006

Pelargonium

Denomination: 'PEQZ0006'
Trade name: Calliope Red Splash
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: 2012-05-24
Application Number: 12-7613
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-10-29
Certificate Number: 4937
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2032-10-29

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'PEQZ0002' (Calliope Lavender Rose)

Summary: The pedicel of 'PEQZ0006' has medium anthocyanin colouration of the upper third and no swelling while that of 'PEQZ0002' has strong anthocyanin colouration of the upper third and swelling is present. The upper side of the upper petal of 'PEQZ0006' has a blue pink margin with purple red flecks, a red middle and dark purple red at the transition to a red spot while that of 'PEQZ0002' has a purple margin and middle with violet at the transition to a white and light violet zone at the base. The lower side of the upper petal of 'PEQZ0006' is blue pink with a purple red overlay while that of 'PEQZ0002' is blue pink throughout. The upper petal of 'PEQZ0006' has a red spot and a small to medium sized basal zone while that of 'PEQZ0002' has a purple red spot and a medium to large basal zone. The upper side of the lower petal of 'PEQZ0006' has a blue pink margin, a red middle and dark purple red at the transition to a red spot while that of 'PEQZ0002' has a purple margin and middle. The upper side of the lower petal of 'PEQZ0006' has a weakly conspicuous, small to medium sized, single spot while that of 'PEQZ0002' has absent or very weak conspicuousness of markings.

Description:

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

LEAF BLADE: medium depth of sinus, medium undulation of margin, slightly open base, no variegation, medium green with absent or very weak conspicuousness of zone on upper side

PEDUNCLE: weak to medium anthocyanin colouration of middle third
PEDICEL: medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration of upper third, no swelling
SEPAL: absent or weak reflexing, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration in the middle of the broadest sepal
FLOWER: single type, petal number ranging from 5 to 6, arrangement of upper petals in relation to lower petals is free, concave cross section in lateral view, no irregularly distributed stripes or blotches
UPPER PETAL: spatulate, entire margin at apex, margin of upper side is blue pink (RHS 68A) with purple red (RHS N57A) flecks, middle of upper side is red (RHS 45A) towards dark purple red (RHS 46A) at transition to spot, lower side is blue pink (RHS 68A) with purple red (RHS N57A-B) overlay, medium conspicuousness of stripes and weak conspicuousness of red (RHS 46C) spot on upper side, largest spot on upper side is small to medium sized, small to medium sized white to pink zone at base on upper side
LOWER PETAL: margin of upper side is blue pink (more purple than RHS 68A), middle of upper side is red (RHS 45A) changing to dark purple red (RHS 46A) at transition to spot, lower side is blue pink (RHS 73A), weak conspicuousness of single spot markings on upper side, largest spot on upper side is small to medium sized, small blue pink zone at base

Origin & Breeding History: 'PEQZ0006' originated from a cross-pollination conducted by the breeder, Mitchell Hanes, an employee of Syngenta Flowers Inc., between the female parent ,'10630-1', and the male parent, '10816-4', in September 2009 in Gilroy, California, USA. The resultant seed was collected and sown in a greenhouse in Gilroy in August 2010. In November 2010, a single plant was selected for its flower colour and plant habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'PEQZ0006' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2013 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 20 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm shallow pots on July 14, 2013. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on September 17, 2013. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'PEQZ0006' with reference variety 'PEQZ0002'

Colour of upper petal (RHS)

  'PEQZ0006' 'PEQZ0002'
upper side- margin 68A with N57A flecks pinker than N74A
upper side- middle 45A transitioning to 46A at spot pinker than N74A with 75A-B at transition to zone at base
lower side 68A with N57A-B overlay 73A-B
spot 46C N66A

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'PEQZ0006' 'PEQZ0002'
upper side- margin more purple than 68A pinker than N74A
upper side- middle 45A transitioning to 46A at spot pinker than N74A

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Pelargonium: 'PEQZ0006' (left) with reference variety 'PEQZ0002' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'PEQZ0006' (left) with reference variety 'PEQZ0002' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'PEQZ0006' (left) with reference variety 'PEQZ0002' (right)

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