Denomination: 'KLEDG11142'
Trade name: Everlast Dark Pink
Botanical Name: Dianthus ×allwoodii
Applicant/Holder: Klemm, Nils
Hanfäcker 10
Breeder: Martin Glawe, Stuttgart, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2013-02-08
Application Number: 13-7916
Grant of Rights Date: 2015-10-26
Certificate Number: 5138
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2035-10-26

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'KLEDG10119' (Everlast Orchid)

Summary: The plants of 'KLEDG11142' are of medium density and taller than those of 'KLEDG10119', which are dense. The stem internode of 'KLEDG11142' is longer than that of 'KLEDG10119'. The stem of 'KLEDG11142' is not hollow while the stem of 'KLEDG10119' is hollow. The calyx of 'KLEDG11142' is smaller than that of 'KLEDG10119'. The flower of 'KLEDG11142' has a medium number of petals whereas the flower of 'KLEDG10119' has many petals. The petal of 'KLEDG11142' is smaller than that of 'KLEDG10119'. The incisions at the petal margin of 'KLEDG11142' are shallow while they are deep for 'KLEDG10119'. When fully open and aged, the inner side of the petal of 'KLEDG11142' is mainly purple red with a solid blush of darker purple red at the base whereas the inner side of the petal of 'KLEDG10119' is mainly blue pink with the dark purple red secondary colour of the macule. The petal of 'KLEDG11142' has no macule whereas that of 'KLEDG10119' has a small macule.


PLANT: medium density, flowers located moderately above foliage

STEM: medium thick, circular in cross-section, not hollow

LEAF: linear to obovate, absent or very weakly recurved along longitudinal axis, flat or very weakly concave in cross-section, grey green on upper side, strong glaucosity, no spiny ciliation of margin

FLOWER BUD: obovate, no extrusion of styles
EPICALYX: outer lobes free in relation to calyx, acute apex of outer and inner lobes, long apex of outer and inner lobes
CALYX: cylindrical
CALYX LOBE: intermediate apex, short to medium length, straight along longitudinal axis, weak to medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration at margin
FLOWER: double type, medium number of petals
COROLLA: upper part is flat and flat convex in lateral view, lower part is flat in lateral view
PETAL: predominantly type 4, absent or weak undulation, when fully open main colour of inner side is purple red (darker than RHS N57C), when aged main colour of inner side is purple red (lighter than to 60D), when fully open and aged secondary colour of inner side is a solid blush of darker purple red (duller than RHS N57A), few stripes, no speckles, medium area of flush, macule absent
PETAL MARGIN: no distinctive colour
PETAL MARGIN INCISIONS: medium number, dentate, shallow
OVARY: rhombic, whitish base, smooth surface
STYLE: only two, medium length, no shoulder
STIGMA: white at base, pink at tip

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEDG11142' originated from a hybrid cross conducted in July 2006 by the breeder, Martin Glawe, in Stuttgart, Germany. The cross involved 'DSS ×allwoodii' as the female parent and 'DCP 06030', a proprietary variety, as the male parent. The seedlings were selected in June 2007 based on flower colour, very early flowering and branching characteristics. The selected seedlings were evaluated in greenhouse trials from January to May 2008 through to 2012. A single seedling was selected for commercialization and named 'KLEDG11142' in April 2011.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'KLEDG11142' was conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2014 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 20 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 12 cm pots on April 28, 2014. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants or parts of plants of each variety on June 10, 2014. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'KLEDG11142' with reference variety 'KLEDG10119'

Plant height (cm)

  'KLEDG11142' 'KLEDG10119'
mean 15.2 12.3
std. deviation 1.03 0.96

Stem internode length (cm)

  'KLEDG11142' 'KLEDG10119'
mean 3.5 1.4
std. deviation 0.42 0.31

Calyx length (cm)

  'KLEDG11142' 'KLEDG10119'
mean 1.9 2.3
std. deviation 0.08 0.07

Calyx width (cm)

  'KLEDG11142' 'KLEDG10119'
mean 0.7 0.9
std. deviation 0.05 0.07

Petal length (cm)

  'KLEDG11142' 'KLEDG10119'
mean 3.3 3.7
std. deviation 0.13 0.16

Petal width (cm)

  'KLEDG11142' 'KLEDG10119'
mean 1.3 1.7
std. deviation 0.09 0.11

Main colour of inner side of petal (RHS)

  'KLEDG11142' 'KLEDG10119'
fully open darker than N57C more purple than 67C
aged lighter than 60D closest to 68B

Secondary colour of petal (RHS)

  'KLEDG11142' 'KLEDG10119'
inner side duller than N57A 59A

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Dianthus: 'KLEDG11142' (left) with reference variety 'KLEDG10119' (right)

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Dianthus: 'KLEDG11142' (left) with reference variety 'KLEDG10119' (right)

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Dianthus: 'KLEDG11142' (left) with reference variety 'KLEDG10119' (right)

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