KLEPS06127

Pelargonium

Denomination: 'KLEPS06127'
Trade name: Moonlight Lilac 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: 06-5544
Date Withdrawn: 2009-08-25

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'KLEPS06126' (Moonlight Lavender Kiss) and 'Fiseyely' (Calypso 2001)

Summary: 'KLEPS06127' has strong anthocyanin colouration on the peduncle, whereas the peduncle of the reference variety 'Fiseyely' has weak anthocyanin. The flowers of 'KLEPS06127' have more conspicuous markings on the lower petals than 'Fiseyely' flowers. The main colour of the flowers of 'KLEPS06127' is darker than the flowers of 'KLEPS06126'. There is more anthocyanin colouration on the pedicel of 'KLEPS06127' than 'Fiseyely'.

Description:

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

LEAF BLADE: very short to short, narrow, partly overlapping base
LEAF MARGIN: bicrenate, moderate lobing, medium deep incisions, moderate waviness
UPPER SIDE OF BLADE: medium green, dense pubescence, no variegation
LEAF ZONE: very weak to weak, normal position, reddish brown
PETIOLE: very short to short, medium pubescence

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

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'KLEPS06127' 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, leaf colour, early flowering and branching characteristics. In the autumn of 2004, one of the seedlings was designated as 'KLEPS06127'.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLEPS06127' 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 'KLEPS06127' with reference varieties 'KLEPS06126' and 'Fiseyely'

Length of peduncle (cm)

  'KLEPS06127' 'KLEPS06126' 'Fiseyely'
mean 16.5 12.1 14.5
std. deviation 2.58 1.19 4.41

Colour of upper petal (RHS)

  'KLEPS06127' 'KLEPS06126' 'Fiseyely'
margin - upper side more pink than N66D more pink than N74D 73A - N74C
spot - upper side N57A more red than N57A N57A
lower side 75C 75B and white 73C with 72C along margin

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'KLEPS06127' 'KLEPS06126' 'Fiseyely'
margin - upper side more purple than N66D more pink than N74D more purple than 73A
middle - upper side N57A spot more pink than N74D more purple than 73A
lower side 69D more pink than N74D 73C with 72C along margin

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

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

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

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