Denomination: 'KLEPS06128'
Trade name: Moonlight Violet Kiss
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: 2006-07-07
Application Number: 06-5545
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-10-26
Certificate Number: 3671
Date rights surrendered: 2010-10-18

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fiseyely' (Calypso 2001)

Summary: 'KLEPS06128' has dark green leaves with strong lobing, whereas the reference variety 'Fiseyely' has light to medium green leaves with weak lobing. There is strong to very strong anthocyanin colouration on the peduncle of 'KLEPS06128', compared with weak anthocyanin on the peduncle of 'Fiseyely'. The main colour of the flowers of 'KLEPS06128' is darker than the flower colour of the reference variety. The pedicels of 'KLEPS06128' are dark red whereas the pedicels of 'Fiseyely' are green with light red.


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

LEAF BLADE: short, narrow, closed to partly overlapping base
LEAF MARGIN: crenate, strong lobing, medium depth incisions, weak to moderate waviness
UPPER SIDE OF BLADE: dark green, medium to dense pubescence, no variegation
LEAF ZONE: very weak, normal position, green
PETIOLE: short, medium pubescence

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

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'KLEPS06128' 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 'KLEPS06128'.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLEPS06128' 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 'KLEPS06128' with reference variety 'Fiseyely'

Colour of upper petal (RHS)

  'KLEPS06128' 'Fiseyely'
margin - upper side more pink than N74A 73A-N74C
spot - upper side 46B N57A
lower side 71D and fading 73C with 72C along margin

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'KLEPS06128' 'Fiseyely'
margin - upper side N74A more purple than 73A
middle - upper side N74A more purple than 73A
lower side pinker than N74A 73C with 72C along margin

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Pelargonium: 'KLEPS06128' (left) with reference variety 'Fiseyely' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'KLEPS06128' (left) with reference variety 'Fiseyely' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'KLEPS06128' (left) with reference variety 'Fiseyely' (right)

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