|Trade name:||Sunrise Strawberry Blush|
|Botanical Name:||Pelargonium ×hortorum|
Nils Klemm, Stuttgart, Germany
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2010-08-27|
|Date rights surrendered:||2011-09-22|
Varieties used for comparison: 'Amri Pikegs' (Americana Pink Mega Splash) and 'Designer Light Pink Sizzle'
Summary: The leaves of 'KLEPZ07203' have weak degree of lobing and shallow margin incisions while those of 'Amri Pikegs' have medium degree of lobing and medium depth margin incisions. 'KLEPZ07203' differs from 'Designer Light Pink Sizzle' in the colour of the margin and middle of the upper side of the upper petals. The lower petals of 'KLEPZ07203' have a medium sized white zone at the base while those of 'Amri Pikegs' have a small white zone. 'KLEPZ7203' is light red on the middle third of the pedicel while 'Amri Pikegs' is medium red and 'Designer Light Pink Sizzle' is green.
PLANT: intermediate growth habit
STEM: green, thin to medium thickness, dense pubescence
LEAF BLADE: open at base, weak degree of lobing
LEAF MARGIN: crenate, shallow incisions, weak waviness
UPPER SIDE OF LEAF BLADE: medium pubescence, light green, no variegation
LEAF ZONE: none
PETIOLE: dense pubescence
PEDUNCLE: dense pubescence, anthocyanin colouration ranging from absent to weak
INFLORESCENCE: pink colour group
PEDICEL: dense pubescence, light red middle third, no swelling
SEPAL: dense pubescence, green
FLOWER BUD: elliptic
FLOWER: ranging from single to semi-double, petals overlapping, entire margin
UPPER PETAL: light blue pink (RHS 69B) margin with purple red (RHS N57B-C) speckles on upper side, purple red (RHS N57B) middle on upper side, purple red (RHS N57B) and white base on upper side, striped, macule and speckled markings present, strong conspicuousness of markings, purple red (RHS N57A) markings, medium sized white zone at base, light blue violet (RHS 69C) with purple red (RHS N57B-C) margin on lower side
LOWER PETAL: light blue pink (RHS 69B) margin with purple red (RHS N57B-C) speckles on upper side, purple red to red (RHS N57A-45B) middle on upper side, macule and speckled markings, strong conspicuousness of markings, medium sized white zone at base, light blue violet (RHS 69C) on lower side
Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEPZ07203' originated from a controlled cross pollination conducted in July 2003 in Stuttgart, Germany, between the proprietary seedlings FI 032a and Z 21 222. There were 350 seedlings selected in June 2004 based on plant growth habit, flower colour, indoor and outdoor performance characteristics. One seedling was then selected from the seedlings and evaluated in greenhouse trials in Stuttgart, Germany and assessed for the same characteristics. The new variety was named 'KLEPZ07203' and grown in outdoor trials to assess growth habit, abundance of flowering and weather tolerance characteristics.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLEPZ07203' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2009 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on April 24, 2009. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 25, 2009. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison table for 'KLEPZ07203' with reference varieties 'Amri Pikegs' and 'Designer Light Pink Sizzle'
Colour of upper petals (RHS)
|'KLEPZ07203'||'Amri Pikegs'||'Designer Light Pink Sizzle'|
|margin of upper side||69B with N57B-C speckles||75B with N57B-C speckles||76D with N66B light speckles|
|middle of upper side||N57B and white||N57A and 46B||N66B-C|
- Date modified: