KLEPP06124

Pelargonium

Denomination: 'KLEPP06124'
Trade name: Royal Raspberry Blush
Botanical Name: Pelargonium peltatum
Applicant/Holder: Klemm, Nils
Hanfäcker 10
70378
Stuttgart
Germany
Breeder: Nils Klemm, Stuttgart, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2006-07-07
Application Number: 06-5542
Date Withdrawn: 2009-08-25

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Free Derose' (Freestyle Deep Rose)

Summary: The plants of 'KLEPP06124' are narrower than those of 'Free Derose'. The leaf blade base of 'KLEPP06124' are overlapping whereas they are open in 'Free Derose'. The petals of 'KLEPP06124' are light blue violet to light blue pink whereas they are purple red in 'Free Derose'.

Description:

PLANT: intermediate to spreading growth habit, few to medium number of branches
STEM: green, medium in thickness, sparse to medium density of pubescence

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

INFLORESCENCE: pink colour group
PEDUNCLE: sparse pubescence, absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration
FLORET: elliptic bud shape, double, average of 15 petals, entire petal margin
UPPER PETAL: margin on upper side light blue violet strongly flecked with purple red, middle of upper side purple red, base on upper side purple red with dark purple red stripes, weak to medium dark purple-red striped markings on upper side, small white basal zone, light blue pink on lower side with purple red flecks
LOWER PETAL: upper side light blue violet strongly flecked with purple red at margins, purple red in the middle, no markings present, small to medium sized white basal zone, lower side light blue pink with flecks of purple red
INNER PETAL: upper side light blue violet with no markings
PEDICEL: very sparse to sparse pubescence, middle third green, swelling present
SEPAL: very sparse to sparse pubescence, green

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEPP06124' arose from a controlled cross between the proprietary seedling, 'P20028' and 'Royal White' conducted in Stuttgart, Germany in 2002. From this cross, 91 seedlings were selected for flower colour. One of these selections, 'KLEPP06124', was evaluated in greenhouse trials in 2004 where it was assessed for growth habit and branching characteristics.

Tests & Trials: The comparative test and trial of 'KLEPP06124' 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 'KLEPP06124' with reference variety 'Free Derose'

Width of plant foliage (cm)

  'KLEPP06124' 'Free Derose'
mean 36.6 48.8
std. deviation 2.84 4.96

Colour of upper petal (RHS)

  'KLEPP06124' 'Free Derose'
margin - upper side 76C, strongly flecked with N57B N57C
middle - upper side N57A N57A
base - upper side N57A with stripes of 59A-B 58B-C with stripes of 61B-C
marking - upper side 59A-B stripes 61B-C stripes; 53A-B macule
lower side 69B 58B-C

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'KLEPP06124' 'Free Derose'
margin - upper side 76C strongly flecked with N57B N57C
middle - upper side N57A N57A
lower side 69B 59B-C

Colour inner petal (RHS)

  'KLEPP06124' 'Free Derose'
middle - upper side 76D flecked with N57B-C N57A

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Pelargonium: 'KLEPP06124' (left) with reference variety 'Free Derose' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'KLEPP06124' (left) with reference variety 'Free Derose' (right)

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