Denomination: 'KLEPP05113'
Trade name: Royal Purple 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: 2005-06-28
Application Number: 05-5001
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-10-26
Certificate Number: 3668
Date rights surrendered: 2011-10-14

Variety Description

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

Summary: The leaf base of 'KLEPP05113' is overlapping whereas it is open in 'Kleroder'. The peduncle of 'KLEPP05113' is longer than that of 'Kleroder'. The florets of 'KLEPP05113' are double whereas they are semi-double in 'KLEPP05113'. The petals of 'KLEPP05113' are dark purple red whereas they are red in 'Kleroder'.


PLANT: intermediate to trailing growth habit, medium number of branches
STEM: green, medium to thick, medium density of pubescence

LEAF BLADE: overlapping base, entire margin, lobing present, weak waviness of margin
UPPER SIDE OF BLADE: sparse pubescence, light to medium green, no variegation
LEAF ZONE: absent or very weak, normal position, reddish brown
PETIOLE: sparse to medium pubescence

INFLORESCENCE: red colour group
PEDUNCLE: moderate pubescence, absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration
FLORET: elliptic bud shape, double, average of 19 petals, entire petal margin
UPPER PETAL: upper side dark purple red with dark purple red to dark pink red at base, weak dark purple red striped markings on upper side, very small to small white basal zone, dark purple red on lower side
LOWER PETAL: upper side dark purple red with no markings present, small white basal zone, lower side purple red underlaid with light blue pink
INNER PETAL: upper side dark pink red
PEDICEL: sparse to medium pubescence, middle third green, no swelling
SEPAL: medium pubescence, green

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEPP05113' arose from a controlled cross of 'Pacifique' and 'Marina' conducted in Stuttgart, Germany in July 2000. From this cross, 105 seedlings were selected for flower colour and growth habit. One of these selections, 'KLEPP05113', was evaluated in greenhouse trials in 2002-2003, where it was assessed for cutting production, time of flowering, flower size and growth habit.

Tests & Trials: The comparative test and trial of 'KLEPP05113' was conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2008 at Bioflora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 20 plants of each variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings transplanted into 30 cm hanging baskets on May 14, 2008. Each basket contained 4 cuttings with a total of 5 baskets per variety. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on July 18, 2008. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'KLEPP05113' with reference variety 'Kleroder'

Peduncle length (cm)

  'KLEPP05113' 'Kleroder'
mean 20.2 15.2
std. deviation 1.69 2.06

Upper petal width (cm)

  'KLEPP05113' 'Kleroder'
mean 1.8 1.4
std. deviation 0.11 0.15

Colour of upper petal (RHS)

  'KLEPP05113' 'Kleroder'
margin - upper side 53A-B 44A-B
middle - upper side darker than 53C 44A
base - upper side 53C with 59A stripes 44B with 187A stripes
marking - upper side 59A-B 187A-B
lower side darker than N57A underlaid with 62C 45B

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'KLEPP05113' 'Kleroder'
margin - upper side 53A-B 44A-B
middle - upper side more pink than 53B 44A
lower side darker than N57A underlaid with 62C 45B

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Pelargonium: 'KLEPP05113' (left) with reference variety 'Kleroder' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'KLEPP05113' (left) with reference variety 'Kleroder' (right)

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