|Botanical Name:||Pelargonium ×hortorum|
Nils Klemm, Stuttgart, Germany
Martin Glawe, Stuttgart, Germany
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
PLANT: upright growth habit, short to medium height of foliage, narrow to medium width
STEM: green, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration
LEAF BLADE: medium length and width, shallow to medium depth of sinus, weak undulation of margin, slightly open base, no variegation, upper side dark green, absent or very weak leaf zone
PEDUNCLE: short, medium to strong anthocyanin colouration at middle third
INFLORESCENCE: short, medium width, medium number of open florets, largest flower medium in length and width
PEDICEL: medium to long, medium anthocyanin colouration at upper third, no swelling
FLORET: double, few to medium number of petals, flat cross section in lateral view, no irregularly distributed stripes or blotches
SEPAL: absent or weak reflexing, very weak to weak anthocyanin colouration in middle
UPPER PETAL: broad to very broad, spatulate, entire margin at apex, upper side blue pink (RHS 71D) at margin, red (more blue than RHS 50A) at middle, weak to medium striped markings, small to medium white zone at base, lower side purple red (RHS 58B)
LOWER PETAL: upper side blue pink (RHS 71D) at margin, red (more blue than RHS 50A) at middle, absent or very weak striped markings, medium to large white zone at base, lower side blue pink (RHS N66D)
INNER PETAL: upper side red (RHS 50A) in middle.
Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'KLEPZ08231' originated from a controlled cross pollination made in August 2004 in Stuttgart, Germany. The cross was between the proprietary seedling designated Z 21 057 and the variety 'Vineta'. 280 seedlings were selected based on criteria for foliage colour, leaf zone and flower colour. One of these seedlings was designated 'KLEPZ08231'. The new variety was evaluated in greenhouse trials in Stuttgart, Germany and assessed for growth, branching characteristics and early flowering. Outdoor trials were conducted to assess abundance of flowering and tolerance to heat and rain.
Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'KLEPZ08231' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, reference number PEL2365, purchased from the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany. Trials were conducted at Hannover in 2010. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
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