Oglger7076

Pelargonium

Denomination: 'Oglger7076'
Trade name: Maestro Deep Red
Botanical Name: Pelargonium ×hortorum
Applicant/Holder: Dummen Group B.V.
P.O. Box 26
Coldenhovelaan 6, 2678 PS
De Lier
Netherlands
Breeder: Margaret Schaber, Ecke Ranch BV, De Lier, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2012-11-14
Application Number: 12-7797
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-10-29
Certificate Number: 4930
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2032-10-29

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Maestro Rich Red'

Summary: The plants and inflorescence of 'Oglger7076' are narrower than those of 'Maestro Rich Red'. The stem of 'Oglger7076' has absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration while that of 'Maestro Rich Red' has medium to strong anthocyanin colouration. The zone on the upper side of the leaf blade of 'Oglger7076' has absent or very weak conspicuousness while that of 'Maestro Rich Red' has weak to medium conspicuousness. The middle third of the peduncle of 'Oglger7076' has very weak anthocyanin colouration while that of 'Maestro Rich Red' has medium anthocyanin colouration. The upper side of the upper petal of 'Oglger7076' has no zone at the base while that of 'Maestro Rich Red' does.

Description:

PLANT: 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: very weak anthocyanin colouration of middle third
PEDICEL: strong anthocyanin colouration of upper third, no swelling
SEPAL: absent or weak reflexing, weak to medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration in the middle of the broadest sepal
FLOWER: double type, few petals, cross section in lateral view is concave to flat, no irregularly distributed stripes or blotches
UPPER PETAL: round and spatulate, entire margin at apex, margin of upper side is red (RHS 45B) with lighter red (RHS 44A) tones, middle of upper side is red (RHS 45B) with lighter red (RHS 40B) at base, lower side is red (RHS 45B) with tones of lighter red (RHS 40B) towards base, upper side has very weak conspicuousness of stripes only, no zone at base on upper side
LOWER PETAL: margin and middle of upper side are red (RHS 45B) with lighter red (RHS 40B) tones, lower side is red (RHS 40B) with darker red (RHS 45B) tones, upper side has absent or very weak conspicuousness of markings, no zone at base on upper side
INNER PETAL: middle of upper side is red (RHS 45B) with lighter red (RHS 40B) tones

Origin & Breeding History: 'Oglger7076' was selected in Lompoc, California, USA in August 2006, for its dark red flower colour, medium green leaves and moderately vigorous growth habit. Plants will be maintained in the vegetative state and reproduced by vegetative cuttings in Encinitas, California.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Oglger7076' 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 21, 2013. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'Oglger7076' with reference variety 'Maestro Rich Red'

Plant width (cm)

  'Oglger7076' 'Maestro Rich Red'
mean 23.7 26.5
std. deviation 0.77 0.94

Inflorescence width (cm)

  'Oglger7076' 'Maestro Rich Red'
mean 9.1 11.4
std. deviation 0.36 0.85

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Pelargonium: 'Oglger7076' (left) with reference variety 'Maestro Rich Red' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'Oglger7076' (left) with reference variety 'Maestro Rich Red' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'Oglger7076' (left) with reference variety 'Maestro Rich Red' (right)

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