Denomination: 'KLEP01007'
Trade name: Moonlight Pink + Eye
Botanical Name: Pelargonium ×hortorum
Applicant/Holder: Klemm, Nils
Hanfäcker 10
Breeder: Nils 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: 2001-08-23
Application Number: 01-2811
Grant of Rights Date: 2003-10-15
Certificate Number: 1617
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2021-10-15

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fisbluneo'

Summary: 'KLEP01007' produces a smaller plant than 'Fisbluneo'. The pubescence on the upper side of the leaf blade is medium in 'KLEP0107' while it is dense in 'Fisbluneo'. 'KLEP01007' has a shorter petiole than 'Fisbluneo'. The anthocyanin colouration on the peduncle is medium to strong in 'KLEP01007' while it is very weak to weak in 'Fisbluneo'. 'KLEP01007' has a greater number of flower petals than 'Fisbluneo'. The width of the upper petal of the flower of 'KLEP01007' is narrower than 'Fisbluneo'. The colour of the middle third of the pedicel is medium red in 'KLEP01007' while it is green in 'Fisbluneo'.


'KLEP01007' is a zonal type pelargonium variety which has an upright to intermediate growth habit. The stem is green in colour, medium in thickness and has dense pubescence. The leaf is a type 2 shape, has an open to closed base and crenate to bicrenate margins. The margins have weak lobing which is shallow in depth and medium in waviness. There is medium pubescence on the upper side of the leaf blade. The colour of the leaf blade is light to medium green with no variegation. The zone on the upper side of the leaf blade is absent. The petiole has dense pubescence.

'KLEP01007' has dense pubescence on the peduncle. The flower buds are elliptic in shape. The florets are semi-double and pink in colour with an eye. The petal margins are entire. The conspicuousness of the striped and spotted red coloured markings on the upper petal and the spotted red coloured markings on the lower petal is medium to strong. The white zone at the base of the upper petal is large in size. The pedicel has dense pubescence and the colour in the middle third is medium red. The sepals have dense pubescence and are green in colour overlaid with red at the base.

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEP01007' originated from a controlled cross in 1997 between the female parent 'Klelad' and 'Klecardi' as the male parent, in Stuttgart, Germany. Seedlings were selected in 1998, based on criteria for double flowers, pink flower colour with purple-red eye zone, earliness, abundant flowering and medium vigorous growth. It was evaluated at indoor trials in Stuttgart, Germany in the January-May 1999 for earliness, abundant flowering, branching characteristics, and pot performance. Flower quality, quantity, tolerance to drought and diseases were evaluated outdoors in May-September 1999.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'KLEP01007' were conducted in a poly house during the spring/summer of 2002 in St. Thomas, Ontario. Trials consisted of 15 plants per variety grown from rooted cuttings, transplanted into 10 cm pots at week 17. All colour characteristics were determined using the 2001 RHS colour chart and measured characteristics were based on ten plant measurements.

Comparison tables for 'KLEP01007' with reference variety 'Fisbluneo'

Plant height (cm)

  'KLEP01007' 'Fisbluneo'
mean 14 15.9
std. deviation 1.1 1.5

Plant width (cm)

  'KLEP01007' 'Fisbluneo'
mean 24.1 27.8
std. deviation 2.6 3.2

Petiole length (cm)

  'KLEP01007' 'Fisbluneo'
mean 5.6 7.3
std. deviation 0.5 1.5

Colour of upper petal (RHS)

  'KLEP01007' 'Fisbluneo'
upper side-margin N57C-D N57C-D
upper side-middle N57A-B with 45B near white zone N57A-B(lighter than)with 45B near white zone
lower side N57D N57D

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'KLEP01007' 'Fisbluneo'
upper side-margin N57C N57C
upper side-middle N57C N57C
lower side 62C-D 62C-D
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