Denomination: 'KLEPZ05139'
Trade name: Sunrise Brilliant White
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: 2005-06-28
Application Number: 05-5003
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-08-29
Certificate Number: 3297
Date rights surrendered: 2013-08-02

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fisroweiss' (Rocky Mountain White '06)

Summary: 'KLEPZ05139' is a zonal pelargonium variety which has flexible leaves which are soft in texture, whereas the reference variety 'Fisroweiss' has more rigid leaves. The lower side of the leaf blade of 'KLEPZ05139' is a lighter green colour with less prominent veins than the leaf blade of 'Fisroweiss'. The buds on the inflorescences of 'KLEPZ05139' tend to all open at the same time, whereas at the time of full flowering there are many more unopened buds on plants of 'Fisroweiss'. The lower petals on the florets of 'KLEPZ05139' may be slightly shorter than those of 'Fisroweiss'.


PLANT: upright growth habit, medium height, medium width, medium number of branches
STEM: green, moderately thick, dense pubescence

LEAF BLADE: medium length, medium to broad width, open base, flexible texture
LEAF MARGIN: bicrenate, weak lobing, shallow incisions, weak waviness
UPPER SIDE OF BLADE: medium green, dense pubescence, no variegation
LOWER SIDE OF BLADE: light to medium green
LEAF ZONE: absent
PETIOLE: short to medium, dense pubescence

INFLORESCENCE: many per plant, white group, small to medium diameter, few unopened florets
PEDUNCLE: medium length, dense pubescence, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration
FLORET: semi-double, narrow elliptic bud, overlapping petals, slightly fringed petal margin
UPPER PETAL: white, no markings, no basal zone
LOWER PETAL: white, no markings, no basal zone
PEDICEL: medium to long, dense pubescence, green in middle third, no swelling
SEPAL: dense pubescence, yellow green

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'KLEPZ05139' was developed in Stuttgart, Germany. It originated from a controlled cross conducted between the seedling Gol 016 and the variety 'Caprivi'. From this cross, 350 seedlings were selected for criteria based on flower colour and growth habit. One of those seedlings was designated as 'KLEPZ05139'. The new variety was evaluated at greenhouse trials in 2002-2004 in Stuttgart, Germany and was assessed for cutting production, flowering time, growth habit, flower size and outdoor performance.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLEPZ05139' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring/summer of 2007 at St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 15 plants of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings planted into 15cm pots on May 8, 2007. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on July 11, 2007. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison table for 'KLEPZ05139' with reference variety 'Fisroweiss'

Length of lower petal (cm)

  'KLEPZ05139' 'Fisroweiss'
mean 2.5 2.8
std. deviation 0.08 0.07

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Pelargonium: 'KLEPZ05139' (left) with reference variety 'Fisroweiss' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'KLEPZ05139' (left) with reference variety 'Fisroweiss' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'KLEPZ05139' (left) with reference variety 'Fisroweiss' (right)

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