Denomination: 'KLEP02060'
Trade name: Royal Light Pink
Botanical Name: Pelargonium peltatum
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: 2002-07-15
Application Number: 02-3150
Grant of Rights Date: 2004-10-13
Certificate Number: 2003
Date rights surrendered: 2013-11-13

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Global Soft Pink' and 'Fisbella' (Belladonna 99)

Summary: 'KLEP02060' has a smaller leaf blade size with a more conspicuous zone than the reference varieties. 'KLEP02060' has a lower number of petals in the floret than the reference varieties. 'KLEP02060' differs slightly from the reference varieties in flower colour. 'KLEP02060' has a green pedicel while 'Global Soft Pink' has a medium red pedicel and 'Fisbella' has a light red pedicel.


'KLEP02060' is an ivy pelargonium variety which has an upright growth habit. The stems are green in colour, medium in thickness and have dense pubescence. The leaf has a partly to strongly overlapping base and moderate to strong lobing. The leaf margins are entire and have strong waviness. There is very sparse to sparse pubescence on the upper side of the leaf blade. The colour of the leaf blade is light to medium green and there is no variegation. The strongly conspicuous leaf zone on the upper side of the leaf blade is reddish-brown in colour. The petiole has moderate pubescence.

'KLEP02060' belongs to the pink inflorescence colour group. The peduncle has dense to very dense pubescence and absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration. The flower buds are elliptic in shape and the florets are double. The petal margins are entire and the upper petal width is medium. There are stripes and small spot markings which are moderate to strong in conspicuousness on the upper petals and there are no markings on the lower and inner petals. The upper petal has a very small white zone at the base. The pedicel has moderate pubescence and is green in colour. The sepals are green in colour with some red colour at the base.

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEP02060' originated from a cross between 'Klegatta' and 'Kleblue', made in the autumn of 1998 in Stuttgart, Germany. The F1 seeds were planted in the winter of 1999 and 'KLEP02060' was selected in June, 1999 based on its compact growth habit and flower colour.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'KLEP02060' were conducted St. Thomas, Ontario in the summer of 2003. The plants were grown from rooted cuttings transplanted into 25cm baskets in week 16. Each basket contained 3 cuttings with a total of six baskets per variety. All colour characteristics were determined using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) colour chart and measured characteristics were based on ten plant measurements.

Comparison tables for 'KLEP02060' with reference varieties 'Global Soft Pink' and 'Fisbella'

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'KLEP02060' 'Global Soft Pink' 'Fisbella'
mean 3.03 4.43 3.61
std. deviation 0.351 0.589 0.518

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'KLEP02060' 'Global Soft Pink' 'Fisbella'
mean 5.29 5.84 5.95
std. deviation 0.504 0.653 0.613

Number of petals

  'KLEP02060' 'Global Soft Pink' 'Fisbella'
mean 13.00 21.33 25.50
std. deviation 2.000 2.251 2.665

Colour of upper side of the upper petal (RHS)

  'KLEP02060' 'Global Soft Pink' 'Fisbella'
margin 68B 68B N57C, 68B
middle N57C-68A 68B N57C-58C

Colour of upper side of the lower petal (RHS)

  'KLEP02060' 'Global Soft Pink' 'Fisbella'
margin 68B, N57D 68B N57C, 68B
middle N57C 68B N57C, 58C

Colour of upper side of the inner petal (RHS)

  'KLEP02060' 'Global Soft Pink' 'Fisbella'
middle 68B, N57D 68B N57C, 68B
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