Amri Trared

Pelargonium

Denomination: 'Amri Trared'
Trade name: Calliope Dark Red
Botanical Name: Pelargonium
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: 07-5993
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-01-11
Certificate Number: 3728
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2028-01-11

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Americana Dark Red'

Summary: 'Amri Trared' has a larger plant width than 'Americana Dark Red'. 'Amri Trared' has a larger floret diameter than 'Americana Dark Red'. 'Amri Trared' has darker red colour on the upper side of the petals than 'Americana Dark Red'.

Description:

PLANT: upright to intermediate growth habit, tall, medium width, 3-4 branches
STEM: green, thin to medium thickness, dense pubescence

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

INFLORESCENCE: red colour group, small to medium diameter
PEDUNCLE: medium length, dense pubescence, weak anthocyanin colouration at base
FLORET: elliptic bud, medium to large diameter, semi-double, average of 9 petals, entire petal margin
UPPER PETAL: small to medium width, upper side dark purple red with red at base, very weak striped markings on upper side, markings dark purple red (RHS 46A), small white basal zone, lower side red
LOWER PETAL: medium width, upper side red with no markings, very small to small white basal zone, lower side red
INNER PETAL: upper side red with no markings
PEDICEL: short to medium length, dense pubescence, medium red in middle third, no swelling
SEPAL: medium pubescence, green

Origin & Breeding History: 'Amri Trared' originated from a cross made in February 2005, in Gilroy, California, USA. The female parent was a red flowered proprietary line, designated 10136-1, and the male parent was a red flowered proprietary line, designated 9876-3. The resultant seeds from the cross were sown in August 2005. The new variety was selected as a single seedling in November 2005, based on branching characteristics, plant habit and flower colour. Asexual reproduction was first conducted in November 2005, in Gilroy, California, USA.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Amri Trared' were conducted in a polyhouse in St. Thomas, Ontario, during the summer of 2008. The trials consisted of 20 plants of each variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings, transplanted into 15 cm pots on June 24, 2008. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on August 28, 2008. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'Amri Trared' with reference variety 'Americana Dark Red'

Plant width (cm)

  'Amri Trared' 'Americana Dark Red'
mean 31.0 24.6
std. deviation 4.19 1.91

Floret diameter (cm)

  'Amri Trared' 'Americana Dark Red'
mean 5.6 4.9
std. deviation 0.26 0.50

Colour of upper petal (RHS)

  'Amri Trared' 'Americana Dark Red'
margin - upper side 46A 44B (more red than)
middle - upper side 46A 44B (more red than)
base - upper side 45B 44B (more red than)
lower side 45B 44B (more red than)

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'Amri Trared' 'Americana Dark Red'
margin - upper side 46B 45B (more orange than)
middle - upper side 46B 45B (more orange than)
lower side 45B 42A

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Amri Trared
Pelargonium: 'Amri Trared' (left) with reference variety 'Americana Dark Red' (right)

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Amri Trared
Pelargonium: 'Amri Trared' (left) with reference variety 'Americana Dark Red' (right)

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Amri Trared
Pelargonium: 'Amri Trared' (left) with reference variety 'Americana Dark Red' (right)

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