Amrilight Pinkspla Two

Pelargonium

Denomination: 'Amrilight Pinkspla Two'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'Amri Light Pink Spla II'
Trade name: Americana Light Pink Splash
Botanical Name: Pelargonium ×hortorum
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Basel
4058
Switzerland
Breeder: Mitchell Hanes, Goldsmith Seeds, Inc., Morgan Hill, 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: 2000-05-10
Application Number: 00-2255
Grant of Rights Date: 2001-10-05
Certificate Number: 1043
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2019-10-05

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Americana Light Pink Splash'

Summary: 'Amrilight Pinkspla Two' differs from 'Americana Light Pink Splash' in flower colour. The florets of 'Amrilight Pinkspla Two' are a darker, more lavender shade of pink than those of 'Americana Light Pink Splash', which are pale pink. 'Amrilight Pinkspla Two' is earlier flowering than 'Americana Light Pink Splash' and has longer peduncles.

Description:

'Amrilight Pinkspla Two' is a zonal pelargonium variety. 'Amrilight Pinkspla Two' has an intermediate growth habit and green stems. Stem thickness is thin to medium. The leaf blade is a type one shape with an open base and bicrenate margins of medium waviness. The leaves are medium green in colour with no variegation and no leaf zone.

'Amrilight Pinkspla Two' produces light pink inflorescences with darker pink markings. The flower bud is elliptic in shape and the florets are semi-double. The petal margin is entire and the upper petal width is medium. There is a white zone of small to medium size at the base of the upper petals, and upper petal markings consist of dark pink (RHS 57B-C) stripes and macules of medium to strong conspicuousness. Lower petal markings consist of strongly conspicuous dark pink macules.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Amrilight Pinkspla Two' was derived from a cross made in 1996 by Goldsmith Seeds Inc., in Gilroy, California, USA. The seed parent was the variety 'Melody', and the pollen parent was a variety designated 4134-1. A single plant selection was made based on flower colour, form, and plant habit. 'Amrilight Pinkspla Two' was developed by the pedigree system.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Amrilight Pinkspla Two' were conducted in St. Albert, Alberta in September, 2000. The trials consisted of 11 plants of the candidate and 10 plants of the reference variety, grown indoors in 13 cm square pots.


Comparison tables for 'Amrilight Pinkspla Two' with reference variety 'Americana Light Pink Splash'

Plant height (cm)

  'Amrilight Pinkspla Two' 'Americana Light Pink Splash'
mean 12.0 10.0
std. deviation 4.5 3.5
number measured 11 10

Plant width (cm)

  'Amrilight Pinkspla Two' 'Americana Light Pink Splash'
mean 20.0 17.0
std. deviation 2.8 3.3
number measured 11 10

Length of peduncle (cm)

  'Amrilight Pinkspla Two' 'Americana Light Pink Splash'
mean 11.5 9.5
std. deviation 1.6 1.0
number measured 22 20

Colour of upper petal (RHS)

  'Amrilight Pinkspla Two' 'Americana Light Pink Splash'
upper side-margin 75B 73D
upper side-middle 75B 73D
lower side 75D 73D

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'Amrilight Pinkspla Two' 'Americana Light Pink Splash'
upper side-margin 75B 73D
upper side-middle 75B 73D
lower side 75D 73D

Colour of inner petal (RHS)

  'Amrilight Pinkspla Two' 'Americana Light Pink Splash'
upper side-middle 75B 73D
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