|Trade name:||Maestro Violaceous|
|Botanical Name:||Pelargonium ×hortorum|
Dummen Group B.V.
P.O. Box 26
Coldenhovelaan 6, 2678 PS
Margaret Schaber, Ecke Ranch BV, De Lier, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2014-10-29|
|Grant of Rights Termination Date:||2032-10-29|
Variety used for comparison: 'Pactal' (Maestro Lavender Parfait)
Summary: The leaf blade of 'Oglger9028' is shorter than that of 'Pactal'. The upper side of the upper petal of 'Oglger9028' has a greater degree of speckling on the margin than that of 'Pactal'. The lower side of the upper petal of 'Oglger9028' is white and violet while it is violet for 'Pactal'. The margin of the upper side of the lower petal of 'Oglger9028' is blue pink whereas that of 'Pactal' is blue pink with more blue.
PLANT: upright growth type
STEM: green, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration
LEAF BLADE: medium depth of sinus, medium undulation of margin, slightly open base, no variegation, light green on upper side
PEDUNCLE: weak anthocyanin colouration of middle third
PEDICEL: weak 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: double type, petal number ranging from 7 to 9, cross-section in lateral view is concave to flat, no irregularly distributed stripes or blotches
UPPER PETAL: spatulate, entire margin at apex, margin of upper side is blue pink (RHS N74C-D) with purple red (RHS N66B) speckling, middle of upper side is purple red (RHS N66A-B), lower side is white (RHS NN155C) and violet (RHS 75D), upper side has medium conspicuousness of stripes and spot, largest spot on upper side is medium sized, purple red (RHS N66A-B) stripes and blotch, medium sized white zone at base on upper side
LOWER PETAL: margin of upper side is blue pink (RHS N66C-D) with purple red (RHS N66B) speckling, middle of upper side is purple red (RHS N66A-B) transitions to blue pink (RHS N66C-D) on outer edge, lower side is white (RHS NN155C) and violet (RHS 75D), upper side has absent or very weak conspicuousness of single spot only, largest spot on upper side is medium sized to large, medium to large blue-pink zone at base on upper side
INNER PETAL: blue pink (RHS N66C-D) with purple red (RHS N66B) speckling and a purple red (RHS N66A-B) blotch
Origin & Breeding History: 'Oglger9028' was selected in Lompoc, California, USA in March 2008, for its large lavender pink with cherry splash florets and medium green leaves. Plants will be maintained in the vegetative state and reproduced by vegetative cuttings in Encinitas, California.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Oglger9028' 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 'Oglger9028' with reference variety 'Pactal'
Leaf length (cm)
Colour of upper petal (RHS)
|lower side||NN155C and 75D||75D|
Colour of lower petal (RHS)
|upper side- margin||N66C-D with speckling of N66B||N74C-D with speckling of N66B|
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