Denomination: 'KLEPP06122'
Trade name: Royal Fire
Botanical Name: Pelargonium peltatum
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: 2006-07-14
Application Number: 06-5556
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-10-26
Certificate Number: 3669
Date rights surrendered: 2011-10-14

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Kleroder' (Royal Red)

Summary: The plants of 'KLEPP06122' are wider than those of 'Kleroder'. The inflorescence group of 'KLEPP06122' is orange to red whereas they are red in 'Kleroder'. The florets of 'KLEPP06122' are double whereas they are semi double in 'Kleroder'. The lower side of the upper and lower petals of 'KLEPP06122' are lighter red than those of 'Kleroder'.


PLANT: intermediate growth habit, medium number of branches
STEM: green, medium to thick, medium density of pubescence

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

INFLORESCENCE: orange to red colour group
PEDUNCLE: moderate pubescence, absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration
FLORET: elliptic bud shape, double, average of 17 petals, entire petal margin
UPPER PETAL: upper side red with red pink at base, very weak to weak striped and macule markings on upper side, small white basal zone, red on lower side
LOWER PETAL: upper side red with no markings present, very small white basal zone, lower side red
INNER PETAL: upper side red with no markings present
PEDICEL: sparse to medium pubescence, middle third green, no swelling
SEPAL: sparse to medium pubescence, green

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEPP06122' arose from a controlled cross between the proprietary seedlings, 'P20028' and 'FI051' conducted in Stuttgart, Germany in 2002. From this cross, 350 seedlings were selected for growth habit, flower colour and form and foliage colour. One of these selections, 'KLEPP06122', was evaluated in greenhouse trials in 2004 where it was assessed for growth habit, flower quality and quantity, and flowering maturity.

Tests & Trials: The comparative test and trial of 'KLEPP06122' 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 'KLEPP06122' with reference variety 'Kleroder'

Width of plant foliage (cm)

  'KLEPP06122' 'Kleroder'
mean 54.9 48.4
std. deviation 2.23 1.84

Colour of upper petal (RHS)

  'KLEPP06122' 'Kleroder'
margin - upper side 43A 44A-B
middle - upper side 43A 44A
base - upper side 43C-D with N57A stripes 44B with 187A stripes
marking - upper side N57B stripes; 42A macule 187A-B
lower side 40A-B 45B

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'KLEPP06122' 'Kleroder'
margin - upper side 43A 44A-B
middle - upper side 43A 44A
lower side 40A-B 45B

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Pelargonium: 'KLEPP06122' (left) with reference variety 'Kleroder' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'KLEPP06122' (left) with reference variety 'Kleroder' (right)

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