Denomination: 'KLEP04112'
Trade name: Glacier White
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: 2004-03-24
Application Number: 04-4133
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-11-28
Certificate Number: 3080
Date rights surrendered: 2013-11-13

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'PAC White Compact Cascade'

Summary: 'KLEP04112' has a stronger spreading growth habit than 'PAC White Compact Cascade'. The pubescence of the stem, petiole and peduncle of 'KLEP04112' is denser than in 'PAC White Compact Cascade'. The upper flower petal markings of 'KLEP04112' are purple and violet while in 'PAC White Compact Cascade' they are dark purple red and purple red.


PLANT: spreading to strongly spreading growth habit, short, few branches
STEM: thin, dense pubescence, green and red colour

LEAF: short, very narrow to narrow, wide opened to open base, entire margin, medium degree of lobing present, deep incisions of the lobes, weak to medium waviness of margin, very sparse pubescence on the upper side, medium to dark green, no variegation, absent or very weak conspicuousness of green zone at the base on upper side, very short to short petiole, dense pubescence on petiole

INFLORESCENCE: white colour group, small to medium diameter, medium length peduncle, moderate to dense pubescence on peduncle, very weak anthocyanin colouration on peduncle
FLORET: single type, small diameter, narrow elliptic bud shape, few to medium number of petals, no overlapping of petals, entire petal margin
UPPER PETAL: narrow, white with tones of violet along the margin, strongly conspicuous purple and violet stripes present spreading out from base
LOWER PETAL: very narrow to narrow, white with violet tones, very weakly conspicuous small violet stripes present
PEDICEL: medium to long, sparse to moderate pubescence, middle third green and light red, no swelling
SEPAL: very sparse pubescence, green

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEP04112' originated from a controlled pollination between two unknown seedlings made in Tenerife, Spain in 2000. The new variety was selected as a single plant from the resultant progeny based on growth habit and floral characteristics in 2001 in Stuttgart, Germany. 'KLEP04112' was evaluated in greenhouse trials from January to May 2002 in Stuttgart, Germany for plant growth habit, pot performance, flower quality and early flowering. Outdoor trials were conducted in Stuttgart, Germany from May to September 2002 to assess outdoor performance, flower quality and quantity, and tolerance to weather and diseases.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLEP04112' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2006 at St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 15 plants of the candidate and reference varieties. Rooted cuttings were planted into 10 cm pots on May 1, 2006 and then transplanted into 20 cm pots on June 26, 2006. Measured characteristics were based on 10 measurements. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison table for 'KLEP04112' with reference variety 'PAC White Compact Cascade'

Colour of upper petal (RHS)

  'KLEP04112' 'PAC White Compact Cascade'
marking N79C, N78A 59A, 58C

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Pelargonium: 'KLEP04112' (left) with reference variety 'PAC White Compact Cascade' (right)

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