Cante Dereds


Denomination: 'Cante Dereds'
Trade name: Caliente Deep Red
Botanical Name: Pelargonium ×hortorum x P. tongaense
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
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
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2003-07-09
Application Number: 03-3760
Grant of Rights Date: 2005-10-03
Certificate Number: 2219
Date rights surrendered: 2015-08-21

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'BFP-1352' (Galleria Ruby Red)

Summary: 'Cante Dereds' has a taller, wider plant than 'BFP-1352'. 'Cante Dereds' has a longer petiole than 'BFP-1352'. 'Cante Dereds' has single florets while 'BFP-1352' has semi-double florets. 'Cante Dereds' has weak markings on the lower petals while 'BFP-1352' has no markings.


'Cante Dereds' is a hybrid pelargonium variety which has an upright to intermediate growth habit. The stem is green in colour, thin in thickness and has dense pubescence. The leaf blade is short in length and medium in width. The leaf blade has a closed base and crenate margins which have strong waviness. The leaf lobes are deep. The upper side of the leaf has dense pubescence and is medium green in colour with no leaf zone. The petiole has dense pubescence.

'Cante Dereds' produces red inflorescences that are small to medium in diameter. The peduncle is short in length with dense to very dense pubescence and no anthocyanin colouration. The buds are narrow elliptic in shape. The florets of 'Cante Dereds' are single and have entire petal margins. The petals are not overlapping. The upper petal is narrow to medium in width with strong striped markings. The upper petal has a very small white zone at the base. The lower petal has weak striped markings present. The pedicel has dense pubescence and is green and light red in colour in the middle third of its length. The sepals are green in colour.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Cante Dereds' originated from a cross between two proprietary lines, made in April 2000, at Gilroy, California, USA. The resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse in July 2000 and in September 2000 a single plant was selected based on flower colour, flower form and plant habit.

Tests & Trials: 'Cante Dereds' was tested in a greenhouse during the summer of 2004, in St. Thomas, Ontario. Trials included 15 plants of the candidate and reference varieties. Rooted cuttings were planted into 11cm pots on June 12, 2004. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on August 16, 2004. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 RHS Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Cante Dereds' with reference variety 'BFP-1352'

Plant height (cm)

  'Cante Dereds' 'BFP-1352'
mean 29.0 23.5
std. deviation 2.45 2.22

Plant width (cm)

  'Cante Dereds' 'BFP-1352'
mean 45.5 30.5
std. deviation 5.19 3.87

Number of branches

  'Cante Dereds' 'BFP-1352'
mean 13.7 8.7
std. deviation 4.19 1.25

Petiole length (cm)

  'Cante Dereds' 'BFP-1352'
mean 4.7 3.1
std. deviation 1.92 0.74

Colour of upper petal (RHS)

  'Cante Dereds' 'BFP-1352'
margin 45B 46B
middle 45B 46C
markings 87A 59A
between markings N57A N57B
lower side 45B at margin,fading towards center 46B, fading to 46D at center

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'Cante Dereds' 'BFP-1352'
margin 45B 46B
middle 45B 46B-C
lower side 53B-C with 46B at margin 46C-D
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