|Botanical Name:||Pelargonium peltatum|
Martin Glawe, Stuttgart, Germany
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
Variety used for comparison: 'Sil Rebecca'
Summary: The shoot length is medium for 'KLEPP08209' while it is long for 'Sil Rebecca'. The pedicel of 'KLEPP08209' has no swelling present while the pedicel of 'Sil Rebecca' has swelling present. The floret of 'KLEPP08209' has many petals while the floret of 'Sil Rebecca' has a medium number of petals. The lower petal of 'KLEPP08209' has absent or very weak markings while the lower petal of 'Sil Rebecca' has striped and dotted markings.
PLANT: trailing growth habit
STEM: medium length, green, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration
LEAF BLADE: medium length, medium to broad, medium depth of sinus, weak to medium undulation of margin, partly overlapping base, no variegation, upper side medium to dark green, weak glossiness, leaf zone weak to medium in conspicuousness and small in size, leaf zone positioned towards base
PEDUNCLE: medium to long, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration at middle third
INFLORESCENCE: medium to tall, medium width, few to medium number of open flowers, largest flower medium to long and medium in width
PEDICEL: short to medium length, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration at upper third, no swelling
FLORET: double, many petals, flat cross section in lateral view, no irregularly distributed stripes or blotches
SEPAL: strong reflexing, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration in middle
UPPER PETAL: narrow to medium width, spatulate shape, entire margin at apex, upper side purple red (more blue than RHS 55B) at margin and purple red (lighter than RHS 55A) in middle, moderately conspicuous striped and spot markings, spots very small, no zone at base, lower side red pink (RHS 52D)
LOWER PETAL: upper side purple red (more blue than RHS 55B) at margin and purple red (more blue than RHS 55A) in middle, absent or very weak markings, no zone at base, lower side light blue pink (RHS 55C)
INNER PETAL: upper side purple red (RHS 55B) at middle.
Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'KLEPP08209' originated from a controlled cross pollination made in June 2004 in Stuttgart, Germany. The cross was between the proprietary seedlings CC 001 and P 21 037. 145 seedlings from the resultant progeny were selected based on criteria for growth habit, branching characteristics, early flowering, flower colour and quality. The seedlings were evaluated in greenhouse trials in Stuttgart, Germany and assessed for early flowering, growth habit, branching, flower quality, pot performance and propagation. Outdoor performance trials were conducted to assess plant growth and health, flower quality and tolerance to weather and diseases. The selected seedling was named 'KLEPP08209'.
Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'KLEPP08209' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, reference number PEL2369, 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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