KLEPS06126

Pelargonium

Denomination: 'KLEPS06126'
Trade name: Moonlight Lavender Kiss
Botanical Name: Pelargonium ×hortorum
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: 06-5543
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-10-26
Certificate Number: 3670
Date rights surrendered: 2012-10-12

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Fisblufort' (Blues 2001) and 'KLEPS06127' (Moonlight Lilac Kiss)

Summary: 'KLEPS06126' has a very short to short peduncle, whereas 'Fisblufort' and 'KLEPS06127' have medium length peduncles. The leaf blade base is open in the candidate variety, open to closed in 'Fisblufort' and partly overlapping in 'KLEPS06127'. There is strong anthocyanin colouration on the peduncle of 'KLEPS06126', while 'Fisblufort' has very weak to weak anthocyanin. The florets of 'KLEPS06126' are smaller in diameter than the florets of the reference varieties and they differ slightly in colour.

Description:

PLANT: upright growth habit, very short to short height, very narrow to narrow width, few to medium branches
STEM: green, medium thickness, dense pubescence

LEAF BLADE: very short, very narrow, open base
LEAF MARGIN: crenate, moderate lobing, medium deep incisions, moderate waviness
UPPER SIDE OF BLADE: medium to dark green, dense pubescence, no variegation
LEAF ZONE: absent
PETIOLE: short, medium pubescence

INFLORESCENCE: pink group, small to medium diameter
PEDUNCLE: very short to short, medium pubescence, strong anthocyanin colouration
FLORET: semi-double, small diameter, few to medium number of petals, elliptic bud, entire petal margin
UPPER PETAL: narrow, upper side with blue pink margin and strongly conspicuous purple red spot, medium sized white basal zone with purple red stripes, lower side violet and white
LOWER PETAL: very narrow to narrow, upper side with blue pink margin and strongly conspicuous purple red spot, small white basal zone, lower side blue pink
INNER PETAL: upper side blue pink, markings present
PEDICEL: short to medium length, medium pubescence, light red in middle third, no swelling
SEPAL: dense pubescence, green with red at base

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'KLEPS06126' was developed in Stuttgart, Germany and originated from a controlled cross pollination conducted in 2002 between proprietary seedling Z21182 and the variety 'Arcona 2000'. In June 2003, 23 seedlings were selected for criteria based on growth habit, flower colour and branching characteristics. In 2004, the seedlings were evaluated in greenhouse trials in Stuttgart and assessed for growth habit, flower colour, early flowering and branching characteristics. In the autumn of 2004, one of the seedlings was designated as 'KLEPS06126'.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLEPS06126' were conducted in a polyhouse in St. Thomas, Ontario, during the summer of 2008. The trials consisted of 15 plants of each variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings, transplanted into 15 cm pots on May 20, 2008. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on July 19, 2008. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'KLEPS06126' with reference varieties 'Fisblufort' and 'KLEPS06127'

Length of peduncle (cm)

  'KLEPS06126' 'Fisblufort' 'KLEPS06127'
mean 12.1 17.1 16.5
std. deviation 1.19 2.08 2.58

Diameter of largest floret (cm)

  'KLEPS06126' 'Fisblufort' 'KLEPS06127'
mean 4.0 4.6 4.9
std. deviation 0.28 0.33 0.35

Colour of upper petal (RHS)

  'KLEPS06126' 'Fisblufort' 'KLEPS06127'
margin - upper side more pink than N74D close to N57C more pink than N66D
spot - upper side more red than N57A more red than N57A N57A
lower side 75B and white 65B-C with 65A at margin 75C

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'KLEPS06126' 'Fisblufort' 'KLEPS06127'
margin - upper side more pink than N74D N57C more purple than N66D
middle - upper side more pink than N74D N57C with N57A spot N57A spot
lower side more pink than N74D 65B-C with 65A at margin 69D

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Pelargonium: 'KLEPS06126' (left) with reference varieties 'Fisblufort' (centre) and 'KLEPS06127' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'KLEPS06126' (left) with reference varieties 'Fisblufort' (centre) and 'KLEPS06127' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'KLEPS06126' (left) with reference varieties 'Fisblufort' (centre) and 'KLEPS06127' (right)

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