Denomination: 'KLEP04131'
Trade name: Moonlight Lavender Blue
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: 04-4137
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-11-28
Certificate Number: 3084
Date rights surrendered: 2009-11-30

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fip 765' (Tango Lavender)

Summary: 'KLEP04131' has a narrower plant width than 'Fip 765'. 'KLEP04131' has a shorter, narrower leaf blade than 'Fip 765'. 'KLEP04131' has no zone on the leaf blade while 'Fip 765' has a very weak leaf zone. 'KLEP04131' has a shorter peduncle than 'Fip 765'. 'KLEP04131' has medium to strong striped markings on the upper petal while 'Fip 765' has no markings. 'KLEP04131' has red sepals with a green apex while 'Fip 765' has a green sepal with red at the base and in streaks.


PLANT: upright growth habit, short to medium height, narrow, low number of branches
STEM: green, medium thickness, dense pubescence

LEAF BLADE: short to medium length, narrow to medium width, open to closed base
MARGIN: bicrenate, lobing present, shallow incisions, medium to strong waviness
UPPER SIDE: dense pubescence, dark green, no variegation, no leaf zone
PETIOLE: short to medium length, dense pubescence

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

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEP04131' originated from a 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. 'KLEP04131' 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 'KLEP04131' 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 'KLEP04131' with reference variety 'Fip 765'

Plant width (cm)

  'KLEP04131' 'Fip 765'
mean 18.8 27.5
std. deviation 3.03 1.61

Leaf length (cm)

  'KLEP04131' 'Fip 765'
mean 3.1 3.8
std. deviation 0.28 0.16

Leaf width (cm)

  'KLEP04131' 'Fip 765'
mean 5.1 6.2
std. deviation 0.46 0.24

Peduncle length (cm)

  'KLEP04131' 'Fip 765'
mean 8.6 12.9
std. deviation 1.58 1.32

Colour upper petal (RHS)

  'KLEP04131' 'Fip 765'
margin - upper side N74C (more purple than) N74C-D
middle - upper side N74C (more purple than) N74C-D
lower side white with N74C at margin white with N74C at margin

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'KLEP04131' 'Fip 765'
margin - upper side N74C (more purple than) N74C
middle - upper side N74C (darker purple than) N74C
lower side white with N74C at margin white with N74C at margin

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Pelargonium: 'KLEP04131' (left) with reference variety 'Fip 765' (right)

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