Denomination: 'KLEP03107'
Trade name: Moonlight Dark Red
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: 2003-03-31
Application Number: 03-3513
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-04-08
Certificate Number: 3196
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2026-04-08

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sil Niklas'

Summary: 'KLEP03107' has a shorter plant height than 'Sil Niklas'. 'KLEP03107' has a different colour in the middle of the upper side of the lower petal than 'Sil Niklas'.


PLANT: medium height and width, medium number of inflorescences, stem green and medium in thickness

LEAVES: medium length and width, weak to medium lobing, open to closed base, dark green on upper side, no variegation, zone on upper side reddish brown and medium in conspicuousness, margin bicrenate, incisions shallow, weak to medium undulation

FLOWERS: medium length peduncle, inflorescence medium to large in diameter, medium to large number of open florets, medium to late time of flowering
PEDICEL: long, dark red in middle third, no swelling
FLORET: bud elliptic, floret medium to large in diameter, double, medium number of petals, margin entire
UPPER PETAL: medium to broad, red on upper side (RHS 43A), red on lower side (RHS 43B), very weak to weak striped markings, no white zone at base
LOWER PETAL: red on upper and lower side (RHS 46C), very weak to weak macule markings
INNER PETAL: red on upper side (RHS 43A), markings present.

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEP03107' originated from a controlled pollination between the seedlings F017 x Z 98162, made in Stuttgart, Germany in 2000. Seedlings were selected from the F1 progeny of the cross in 2001, based on criteria for flower colour, dark green foliage and plant habit and growth. 'KLEP03107' was evaluated at greenhouse trials during 2002 in Italy and Stuttgart, Germany. The new variety was assessed for plant growth and habit, pot performance, flower quality and early flowering. Outdoor trials were conducted in Stuttgart and Italy during 2002 to assess outdoor performance, flower number and tolerance to weather and diseases.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, registration number 16071, purchased from the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany. The trials were conducted in 2005. All colour characteristics were determined using the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart, 2001 edition.

Comparison tables for 'KLEP03107' with reference variety 'Sil Niklas'

Plant height (cm)

  'KLEP03107' 'Sil Niklas'
mean 18.85 22.80

Colour of upper side of lower petal (RHS)

  'KLEP03107' 'Sil Niklas'
middle zone 43A 46C

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Pelargonium: 'KLEP03107'

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