Amri Crared

Pelargonium

Denomination: 'Amri Crared'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'Amri Cranred'
Trade name: Americana Cranberry Red
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: 07-5994
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-01-11
Certificate Number: 3724
Date rights surrendered: 2014-01-11

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fisromag' (Rocky Mountain Magenta)

Summary: 'Amri Crared' has a more conspicuous leaf zone and longer peduncle than 'Fisromag'. 'Amri Crared' has a slightly different flower colour than 'Fisromag'.

Description:

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

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

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

Origin & Breeding History: 'Amri Crared' 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 '9779-1', a proprietary line with dark red flowers and the male parent was 9368-1, a proprietary line with violet 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 flower colour, compact habit and light green leaves.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Amri Crared' 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 Crared' with reference variety 'Fisromag'

Length of peduncle (cm)

  'Amri Crared' 'Fisromag'
mean 20.6 16.3
std. deviation 2.01 1.59

Colour of upper petal (RHS)

  'Amri Crared' 'Fisromag'
margin - upper side closest to 45B darker than 46C
middle - upper side closest to 45B darker than 52A with 46C spot
base - upper side N30A-B 47C
lower side 45C 52A

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'Amri Crared' 'Fisromag'
margin - upper side closest to 45B more pink than 46B
middle - upper side closest to 45B-C close to N57A
lower side 45C 52A-B, darker at margin

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Amri Crared
Pelargonium: 'Amri Crared' (left) with reference variety 'Fisromag' (right)

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Amri Crared
Pelargonium: 'Amri Crared' (left) with reference variety 'Fisromag' (right)

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Amri Crared
Pelargonium: 'Amri Crared' (left) with reference variety 'Fisromag' (right)

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