Denomination: 'KLEPZ07197'
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: 2007-03-30
Application Number: 07-5824
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-06-01
Certificate Number: 3868
Date rights surrendered: 2012-06-22

Variety Description


PLANT: medium to tall, medium to broad
STEM: green, thin to medium thickness

LEAF: long, medium to broad, weak to medium lobing, open base, medium to dark green upper side, no variegation, no leaf zone, bicrenate margin, shallow depth margin incisions, weak to medium undulation

FLOWER BUD: elliptic
INFLORESCENCE: medium number of inflorescences, medium length peduncle, small diameter, medium number of open florets, early to mid-season flowering
FLORET: medium diameter, double, few to medium petals, entire margin
UPPER PETAL: medium to broad, light blue pink (RHS 69B) margin and middle of upper side, light blue violet (lighter than RHS 69C) lower side, medium to strong macule marking, medium white zone at base
LOWER PETAL: light blue pink (RHS 69B) margin and middle of upper side, light blue violet (RHS 69C) lower side, moderately conspicuous macule marking
INNER PETAL: light blue pink (RHS 69B) upper side, markings present
PEDICEL: short, green to partly light red in middle third, no swelling

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEPZ07197' originated from a controlled cross pollination conducted in July 2002 in Stuttgart, Germany. The cross was between the varieties 'Vineta' and 'Sailing'. In June 2003, 390 seedlings were selected, one of which would be named 'KLEPZ07197'. Selection criteria included good plant growth and habit, flower colour and early flowering. The new variety was evaluated in greenhouse trials in Stuttgart during 2004 to 2005. Outdoor trials were conducted to evaluate performance and tolerance to weather conditions.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'KLEPZ07197' is based on the UPOV Report of Technical Examination, application number PEL 2247, purchased from the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in 2008. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Pelargonium: 'KLEPZ07197'

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