Denomination: 'KLEP04116'
Trade name: Royal 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: 2004-03-24
Application Number: 04-4135
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-11-28
Certificate Number: 3082
Date rights surrendered: 2009-11-30

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fiswipink' (Flair)

Summary: 'KLEP04116' has a closed to partially overlapping leaf base while it is wide opened to partially closed in 'Fiswipink'. The leaf lobing in 'KLEP04116' is weaker in degree and with shallower incisions than 'Fiswipink'. 'KLEP04116' has denser pubescence on the of upper side of the leaf blade, petiole and peduncle than 'Fiswipink'. The floret of 'KLEP04116' is blue pink in colour while it is a red pink to purple red in 'Fiswipink'. 'KLEP04116' has purple markings on the upper flower petal while they are dark purple red in 'Fiswipink'.


PLANT: semi spreading growth habit, short, medium width, medium number of branches
STEM: thin, moderate pubescence, green

LEAF: short to medium length, very narrow to narrow, closed to partially overlapping base, entire margin, weak degree of lobing present, very shallow to shallow incisions of the lobes, weak waviness of margin, moderate to dense pubescence on the upper side, no variegation, very weak conspicuousness of reddish brown zone at the base on upper side, short pedicel, dense pubescence on petiole

INFLORESCENCE: pink colour group, medium number per plant, medium diameter, short peduncle, moderate to dense pubescence on peduncle, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration of peduncle
FLORET: semi-double to double type, large diameter, narrow elliptic bud shape, medium to many petals, petal margin entire
UPPER PETAL: medium width, blue pink upper side, medium to strongly conspicuous purple stripes with blotch present , very small white basal zone, white to blue pink lower side
LOWER PETAL: narrow to medium width, blue pink upper side, small white basal zone, white to blue pink lower side
PEDICEL: medium to long, moderate to dense pubescence, middle third green and light red, no swelling
SEPAL: moderate to dense pubescence, green with some red streaking

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEP04116' 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 June 2001 in Stuttgart, Germany. 'KLEP04116' 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 'KLEP04116' 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 'KLEP04116' with reference variety 'Fiswipink'

Colour of upper petal (RHS)

  'KLEP04116' 'Fiswipink'
margin - upper side N74C 61D
middle - upper side 73A 61D
base - upper side 68A 52B
marking - upper side 71A-B 59B
lower side white - 73C 55B, 52C

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'KLEP04116' 'Fiswipink'
margin - upper side N74C 61D
middle - upper side 73A 61D
lower side white - 73C 55B, 52C

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Pelargonium: 'KLEP04116' (left) with reference variety 'Fiswipink' (right)

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