Denomination: 'Klecona'
Trade name: Arcona 2000
Botanical Name: Pelargonium ×hortorum
Applicant/Holder: Klemm & Sohn GmbH & Co. KG
Hanfacker 10
70378 Stuttgart-Muhlhausen
Breeder: Siegried Klemm, Stuttgart, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2001-03-15
Application Number: 01-2563
Grant of Rights Date: 2002-06-07
Certificate Number: 1190
Date rights surrendered: 2012-06-22

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Fispurple' and 'Fisgenta'

Summary: 'Klecona' has shorter peduncles with less anthocyanin than the peduncles of 'Fisgenta'. 'Klecona' has fewer petals in the floret than the reference varieties. 'Klecona' differs slightly from the reference varieties in flower colour and has no petal markings while 'Fisgenta' has petal markings present.


'Klecona' is a zonal pelargonium variety. 'Klecona' has an intermediate growth habit and green stems. The stems are thin to medium and have medium pubescence. The leaf blade is a type one shape with an open to closed base and crenate margins. There is weak lobing present which is shallow in depth. The leaf blade margin is moderately wavy and the leaf blade has medium pubescence on the upper side. The leaves are medium green in colour with no variegation. The leaf zone is weak to moderately conspicuous on young leaves and very weak on older leaves. The leaf zone is reddish-brown in colour and located in the normal position. 'Klecona' has dense pubescence on the petiole.

'Klecona' produces a low to moderate number of reddish-purple inflorescences. Peduncles have dense pubescence and weak anthocyanin colouration. The flower bud is round in shape and the florets are semi-double. The petal margin is entire. There is a small white zone at the base of the upper petals. There are no petal markings. The pedicel has medium pubescence and the colour in the middle third is medium red. The sepals have dense pubescence and are green and red in colour.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Klecona' originated from the controlled cross between 'Klevette' x ZJ 099 which was made in Stuttgart, Germany in 1992. Seedlings were selected in June 1993, based on the criteria for double flowers, flower colour, upright compact growth habit and early flowering.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Klecona' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring/summer of 2001 in Frankton, Ontario. The trials included a total of 10 plants per variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings transplanted into 11 cm pots. All measured characteristics were based on ten measurements.

Comparison tables for 'Klecona' with reference varieties 'Fispurple' and 'Fisgenta'

Peduncle length (cm)

  'Klecona' 'Fispurple' 'Fisgenta'
mean 15.8 17.4 15.2
std. deviation 1.6 2.2 1.4

Number of petals

  'Klecona' 'Fispurple' 'Fisgenta'
mean 7.7 8.3 10.3
std. deviation 0.8 1.1 0.7

Colour of upper petal (RHS)

  'Klecona' 'Fispurple' 'Fisgenta'
upper side-margin N57A N57A N57A
upper side-middle N57A (base 43C-D) 45B-46C (base 43C) N57A (base 43C-D)
lower side 52A (with 50A-43C towards base) 52A (with 58C towards margin) 52C

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'Klecona' 'Fispurple' 'Fisgenta'
upper side-margin N57A N57A N57B
upper side-middle N57B N57B N57B
lower side 58C 52A (with 58C & white) 58B-C

Colour of inner petal (RHS)

  'Klecona' 'Fispurple' 'Fisgenta'
upper side-middle N57A N57A N57B
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