KLEGL06261

Gaura

Denomination: 'KLEGL06261'
Trade name: Belleza Early Pink
Botanical Name: Gaura lindheimeri
Applicant/Holder: Klemm, Nils
Hanfäcker 10
70378
Stuttgart
Germany
Breeder: Nils Klemm, Stuttgart, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2006-07-07
Application Number: 06-5546
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-10-26
Certificate Number: 3667
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2027-10-26

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Gaudros' (Geyser Pink)

Summary: 'KLEGL06261' has a shorter plant height than 'Gaudros'. 'KLEGL06261' has sparse pubescence on the lower side of the leaf blade while 'Gaudros' has medium to dense pubescence. 'KLEGL06261' has strong anthocyanin colouration in the flower bud while 'Gaudros' has medium anthocyanin. 'KLEGL06261' has a smaller flower diameter than 'Gaudros'. 'KLEGL06261' has strong to very strong anthocyanin colouration on the corolla tube while 'Gaudros' has medium anthocyanin. 'KLEGL06261' has more conspicuous secondary colour on the upper side of the petal than 'Gaudros'.

Description:

PLANT: upright-bushy growth habit, dense branching
STEM: thin, medium green, moderate pubescence

LEAF: alternate arrangement, lanceolate, acute apex, attenuate base, entire margin, very weak to weak undulation of margin, medium pubescence on upper side, sparse pubescence on lower side, medium green on upper side, no variegation

SEPAL: lanceolate, absent to very sparse pubescence on upper side, sparse pubescence on lower side, weak anthocyanin colouration

FLOWERING: mid-season, almost continuous
INFLORESCENCE: panicle
FLOWER BUD: strong anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA TUBE: strong to very strong anthocyanin colouration
PETAL: elliptic, rounded apex, attenuate base, entire margin, light blue pink on upper side, purple red mid-vein and secondary veins on upper side.

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEGL06261' originated from an open pollination between the proprietary seedling V 001 and an unknown male parent, made in Stuttgart, Germany in 2003. In June 2004, 850 seedlings were selected in Stuttgart, one of which would be designated as 'KLEGL06261'. Selection criteria included growth habit and time of flowering. Outdoor performance trials were conducted to assess growth habit, flowering habit and tolerance to heat and rain.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLEGL06261' were conducted during the spring/summer of 2008 in a polyhouse at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. There were 15 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. The plants were grown from rooted cuttings which were transplanted into 15 cm pots on May 13, 2008. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants on July 14, 2008. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'KLEGL06261' with reference variety 'Gaudros'

Plant height (cm)

  'KLEGL06261' 'Gaudros'
mean 34.6 47.9
std. deviation 3.27 4.95

Flower diameter (cm)

  'KLEGL06261' 'Gaudros'
mean 2.9 3.5
std. deviation 0.17 0.14

Colour of upper side of petal (RHS)

  'KLEGL06261' 'Gaudros'
primary 56C 69B
mid vein N57A N57B
secondary veins N57B-C N57C

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Gaura: 'KLEGL06261' (left) with reference variety 'Gaudros' (right)

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Gaura: 'KLEGL06261' (left) with reference variety 'Gaudros' (right)

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Gaura: 'KLEGL06261' (left) with reference variety 'Gaudros' (right)

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