Denomination: 'KLEP04130'
Trade name: Moonlight 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: 2004-03-24
Application Number: 04-4136
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-11-28
Certificate Number: 3083
Date rights surrendered: 2013-11-13

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fistafire' (Tango Fire)

Summary: 'KLEP04130' has a lighter green leaf blade than 'Fistafire'. 'KLEP04130' differs in the colour on the lower side of the upper and lower petal than 'Fistafire'. 'KLEP04130' has a green sepal with red at the base while 'Fistafire' has a red sepal with green at the tips.


PLANT: upright growth habit, medium to tall, medium width, low to medium number of branches
STEM: green, medium thickness, dense pubescence

LEAF BLADE: medium length and width, open base
MARGIN: bicrenate, lobing present, shallow incisions, strong waviness
UPPER SIDE: dense to very dense pubescence, medium green, no variegation
LEAF ZONE: strong to very strong, normal position, reddish-brown
PETIOLE: short to medium length, dense pubescence

INFLORESCENCE: red colour group, medium number per plant, medium to large diameter
PEDUNCLE: medium to long, dense to very dense pubescence, strong to very strong anthocyanin colouration
FLORET: bud elliptic, semi-double, medium diameter, medium number of petals, margin entire
UPPER PETAL: medium width, upper side red (brighter than RHS 44B) with weak striped markings and small white zone at base, lower side red
LOWER PETAL: medium to broad, upper side red (brighter than RHS 44B), no markings, small white zone at base, lower side red
PEDICEL: long, dense pubescence, dark red on middle third, no swelling
SEPAL: dense pubescence, green with red at base

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEP04130' originated from the controlled pollination between two unknown seedlings made in Stuttgart, Germany in 2000. The new Pelargonium was selected in 2001 as a single plant from the resultant progeny. The new variety was selected based on plant growth habit, foliage colour and flower colour. 'KLEP04130' was evaluated at greenhouse trials during January to May 2002, in Stuttgart, Germany, to assess plant growth and habit, pot performance, flower quality and early flowering. Outdoor trials were conducted in Stuttgart during May to September 2002, to assess outdoor performance, flower quality, flower quantity and tolerance to weather and diseases.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLEP04130' 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 'KLEP04130' with reference variety 'Fistafire'

Colour upper petal (RHS)

  'KLEP04130' 'Fistafire'
lower side 40A-B 43B

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'KLEP04130' 'Fistafire'
lower side 40A-B 43B

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Pelargonium: 'KLEP04130' (left) with reference variety 'Fistafire' (right)

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