Amri Pur


Denomination: 'Amri Pur'
Trade name: Americana Violet '11
Botanical Name: Pelargonium ×hortorum
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: 2007-12-24
Application Number: 07-6102
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-01-11
Certificate Number: 3726
Date rights surrendered: 2017-01-11

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Amri Vio' (Americana Violet)

Summary: 'Amri Pur' has a shorter plant height than 'Amri Vio'. 'Amri Pur' has a reddish brown, moderately conspicuous leaf zone while 'Amri Vio' has no leaf zone. 'Amri Pur' has a narrower lower petal than 'Armi Vio'. 'Amri Pur' has dark red colour at the middle third of the pedicel while 'Amri Vio' has green with light red in the middle third of the pedicel.


PLANT: upright growth habit, medium height, very narrow to narrow, 3-4 branches
STEM: green, thin to medium thickness, dense pubescence

LEAF BLADE: short, narrow, open base
LEAF MARGIN: bicrenate, medium lobing, shallow incisions, medium waviness
UPPER SIDE OF BLADE: medium green, medium to dense pubescence, no variegation
LEAF ZONE: medium conspicuousness, normal position, reddish-brown
PETIOLE: short, dense pubescence

INFLORESCENCE: salmon colour group, very small to small diameter
PEDUNCLE: short, dense pubescence, very weak to weak anthocyanin colouration
FLORET: elliptic bud, small to medium diameter, semi-double, average of 7 petals, entire petal margin
UPPER PETAL: narrow to medium width, upper side red pink with purple red margin and red at base, no markings on upper side, very small white basal zone, purple red on lower side
LOWER PETAL: very narrow to narrow, purple red (RHS N66A) on upper and lower side, no markings, small white basal zone
PEDICEL: short, dense pubescence, dark red in middle third, no swelling
SEPAL: medium pubescence, green with red at base

Origin & Breeding History: 'Amri Pur' originated from a hybrid cross made in October 2004, in Gilroy, California, USA. The female parent was a proprietary seedling, designated 10153-1 and the male parent was a proprietary seedling, designated 9843-2. The resultant seed from the cross was sown in a greenhouse in March 2005. In May 2005, a single plant from the progeny was selected based on flower colour, flower quality and plant habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Amri Pur' 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 22, 2008. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Amri Pur' with reference variety 'Amri Vio'

Plant height (cm)

  'Amri Pur' 'Amri Vio'
mean 20.2 26.7
std. deviation 2.1 2.79

Colour of upper petal (RHS)

  'Amri Pur' 'Amri Vio'
margin - upper side N66A (more purple than) N66A (more purple than)
middle - upper side 52A 52A
base - upper sidee 52A-43B 52A
lower side N66B (more purple than) N66A (more purple than)

Lower petal width (cm)

  'Amri Pur' 'Amri Vio'
mean 1.7 2.2
std. deviation 0.17 0.18

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Pelargonium: 'Amri Pur' (left) with reference variety 'Amri Vio' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'Amri Pur' (left) with reference variety 'Amri Vio' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'Amri Pur' (left) with reference variety 'Amri Vio' (right)

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