Amri Sal09

Pelargonium

Denomination: 'Amri Sal09'
Trade name: Americana Salmon
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: 2007-08-23
Application Number: 07-5992
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-01-11
Certificate Number: 3727
Date rights surrendered: 2016-01-11

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Americana Light Salmon' and 'Ballursal' (Allure Salmon)

Summary: 'Amri Sal09' has shorter peduncles than either 'Americana Light Salmon' or 'Ballursal'. Anthocyanin colouration on the peduncle is absent or very weak for 'Amri Sal09', whereas it is medium in intensity for 'Americana Light Salmon' and weak for 'Ballursal'. The flowers of 'Amri Sal09' are a darker colour than 'Americana Light Salmon' and a lighter shade than 'Ballursal'. There is no white zone at the base of the upper petals of 'Amri Sal09', while the two reference varieties both have a white basal zone on the upper petals.

Description:

PLANT: intermediate growth habit, short to medium height, medium to broad width, many branches
STEM: green, medium thickness, dense pubescence

LEAF BLADE: medium length, medium width, open base
LEAF MARGIN: bicrenate, weak lobing, medium incisions, medium waviness
UPPER SIDE OF BLADE: medium green, dense pubescence, no variegation
LEAF ZONE: strongly conspicuous, normal position, reddish brown
PETIOLE: short to medium, dense pubescence

INFLORESCENCE: salmon colour group, medium diameter
PEDUNCLE: short, dense pubescence, absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration
FLORET: semi-double, small to medium diameter, elliptic bud, entire petal margin
UPPER PETAL: medium width, upper side white at margin with red pink veins, middle red pink underlaid with light blue pink, very weak dark red pink striped markings, no white basal zone, lower side light blue pink
LOWER PETAL: narrow, upper side red pink with no markings, very small white basal zone, lower side light blue pink
INNER PETAL: upper side red pink, no markings
PEDICEL: short to medium length, medium pubescence, green in middle third, no swelling
SEPAL: medium pubescence, green with red at base

Origin & Breeding History: 'Amri Sal09' was bred and developed in Gilroy, California, as part of a planned breeding program. The cross took place in October 2003. The female parent was 9716-1, a proprietary line with light salmon coloured flowers and the male parent was 9675-1, a proprietary line with salmon flowers. The resultant seed from the cross was sown in May 2004. The new variety was selected as a single seedling in August 2004 based on criteria for plant habit and production characteristics.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Amri Sal09' were conducted in a polyhouse in St. Thomas, Ontario, during the summer of 2008. The trials consisted of 15 plants of each variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings, transplanted into 15 cm pots on May 20, 2008. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on July 18, 2008. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'Amri Sal09' with reference varieties 'Americana Light Salmon' and 'Ballursal'

Length of peduncle (cm)

  'Amri Sal09' 'Americana Light Salmon' 'Ballursal'
mean 13.4 17.4 18.4
std. deviation 2.26 2.36 1.69

Colour of upper petal (RHS)

  'Amri Sal09' 'Americana Light Salmon' 'Ballursal'
margin - upper side white with veins more orange than 52B white with 48D veins 43C-D with 52C tones
middle - upper side more orange than 52C over 56D 48C-D 43C-D with 52C tones
base - upper side 48C with stripes white with 48C stripes and margins white and 43C
lower side lighter than 56D 56A-C with 48C veins lighter than 52D

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'Amri Sal09' 'Americana Light Salmon' 'Ballursal'
margin - upper side white with veins more orange than 52B white with 48D veins 43C-D with pink tones
middle - upper side more orange than 52C-D 48C-D 43C-D with pink tones
lower side lighter than 56D lighter than 56D-55D 52D-43D

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Pelargonium: 'Amri Sal09' (left) with reference varieties 'Americana Light Salmon' (centre) and 'Ballursal' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'Amri Sal09' (left) with reference varieties 'Americana Light Salmon' (centre) and 'Ballursal' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'Amri Sal09' (left) with reference varieties 'Americana Light Salmon' (centre) and 'Ballursal' (right)

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