PEQZ0007

Pelargonium

Denomination: 'PEQZ0007'
Trade name: Calliope Rose 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: 2012-11-09
Application Number: 12-7790
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-10-29
Certificate Number: 4938
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2032-10-29

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Amri Pikegs' (Americana Rose Mega Splash)

Summary: The plants of 'PEQZ0007' are narrower than those of 'Amri Pikegs'. The leaf of 'PEQZ0007' is shorter than that of 'Amri Pikegs'. The sinus of the leaf blade of 'PEQZ0007' is shallow while it is medium depth for 'Amri Pikegs'. The inflorescence of 'PEQZ0007' is wider than that of 'Amri Pikegs'. The largest spot on the upper side of the upper petal of 'PEQZ0007' is large to very large while it is medium sized to large on the upper petal of 'Amri Pikegs'.

Description:

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

LEAF BLADE: shallow depth of sinus, weak to medium undulation of margin, wide open to slightly open base, no variegation, medium green to dark green on upper side

PEDUNCLE: weak anthocyanin colouration of middle third
PEDICEL: weak to medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration of upper third, no swelling
SEPAL: moderate 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 touching and moderately overlapping, concave to flat cross section in lateral view, no irregularly distributed stripes or blotches
UPPER PETAL: spatulate, entire margin at apex, margin of upper side is light blue pink (RHS 62C-D) with speckles of purple red (RHS N57A-B), middle of upper side is purple red (RHS N57A) with lighter purple red (RHS N57B) at transition to margin, lower side is light blue pink (RHS 62C-D), strong conspicuousness of single purple red (RHS N57A) spot marking on upper side, largest spot on upper side is large to very large, small white zone at base on upper side
LOWER PETAL: margin of upper side is light blue pink (RHS 62C-D) with speckles of purple red (RHS N57B), middle of upper side is red (RHS 46B) with purple red (RHS N57B) at transition to margin, lower side is light blue pink (RHS 62C-D), upper side has weak conspicuousness of single spot markings only, largest spot on upper side is medium sized to large, small white zone at base on upper side

Origin & Breeding History: 'PEQZ0007' originated from a cross-pollination conducted by the breeder, Mitchell Hanes, an employee of Syngenta Flowers Inc., between the female parent ,'10536-1', and the male parent, '10499-1', in September 2007 in Gilroy, California, USA. The resultant seed was collected and sown in a greenhouse in Gilroy in August 2008. In November 2008, a single plant was selected for its flower colour and plant habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'PEQZ0007' 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 May 9, 2013. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 13, 2013, with the exception of flower characteristics which were taken on June 24, 2013. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'PEQZ0007' with reference variety 'Amri Pikegs'

Plant width (cm)

  'PEQZ0007' 'Amri Pikegs'
mean 22.6 27.5
std. deviation 1.31 0.55

Leaf length (cm)

  'PEQZ0007' 'Amri Pikegs'
mean 4.2 5.1
std. deviation 0.12 0.28

Inflorescence width (cm)

  'PEQZ0007' 'Amri Pikegs'
mean 10.9 9.0
std. deviation 0.37 0.29

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Pelargonium: 'PEQZ0007' (left) with reference variety 'Amri Pikegs' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'PEQZ0007' (left) with reference variety 'Amri Pikegs' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'PEQZ0007' (left) with reference variety 'Amri Pikegs' (right)

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