Denomination: 'KLEP04114'
Trade name: Royal Dark Red
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: 04-4134
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-11-28
Certificate Number: 3081
Date rights surrendered: 2013-11-13

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Kleroder' (Royal Red)

Summary: 'KLEP04114' has a narrower plant width than 'Kleroder'. 'KLEP04114' has a narrower leaf with stronger degree of lobing and deeper lobes than 'Kleroder'. The largest floret of 'KLEP04114' has a wider diameter compared to the floret diameter of 'Kleroder'. 'KLEP04114' has dark brown markings on the upper petal of the floret while they are black in 'Kleroder'. 'Kleroder' has a white basal zone while 'KLEP04114' does not.


PLANT: upright to intermediate growth habit, short, narrow to medium width, medium number of branches
STEM: thin, moderate pubescence, green

LEAF: short to medium length, narrow, open to closed base, entire margin, strong degree of lobing present, medium to deep incisions of the lobes, strong waviness of margin, dense pubescence on the upper side, medium green, no variegation, weak to medium conspicuousness of reddish brown zone at the base on upper side, short to medium petiole, moderate to dense pubescence on petiole

INFLORESCENCE: red colour group, few to medium number per plant, small to medium diameter, short peduncle, moderate pubescence on peduncle, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on peduncle
FLORET: double type, large diameter, elliptic bud shape, medium to many petals, entire petal margin
UPPER PETAL: very narrow to narrow, red (RHS 45A), medium to strongly conspicuous dark brown markings present, no white basal zone present
LOWER PETAL: narrow, red (RHS 45A), no markings present, small white basal zone present
PEDICEL: short, moderate to dense pubescence, middle third green, no swelling
SEPAL: medium to dense pubescence, green

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEP04114' originated from a controlled pollination between two unknown seedlings made in Stuttgart, Germany 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. 'KLEP04114' 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 'KLEP04114' 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 tables for 'KLEP04114' with reference variety 'Kleroder'

Plant width (cm)

  'KLEP04114' 'Kleroder'
mean 20.3 33.9
std. deviation 3.92 2.75

Leaf width (cm)

  'KLEP04114' 'Kleroder'
mean 4.8 5.8
std. deviation 0.19 0.26

Colour of upper petal (RHS)

  'KLEP04114' 'Kleroder'
marking 200A N186A

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Pelargonium: 'KLEP04114' (left) with reference variety 'Kleroder' (right)

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