|Botanical Name:||Pelargonium peltatum|
Martin Glawe, Stuttgart, Germany
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2012-11-13|
|Date rights surrendered:||2016-11-13|
PLANT: trailing growth habit
STEM: medium to long, green, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration
LEAF BLADE: medium to long, broad, medium depth of sinus, medium undulation of margin, closed to partly overlapping base, no variegation, main colour medium to dark green, medium glossiness, leaf zone weak to medium in conspicuousness and small to medium 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 to broad, few to medium number of open flowers, largest flower medium to long and medium to broad
PEDICEL: medium length, weak anthocyanin colouration at upper third, swelling present
FLORET: double, medium to many petals, flat cross section in lateral view, no irregularly distributed stripes or blotches
SEPAL: absent or weak reflexing, weak anthocyanin colouration in middle
UPPER PETAL: medium to broad width, spatulate shape, entire margin at apex, upper side purple red (more red than RHS 55A) at margin and in middle, moderately conspicuous striped and spotted markings, largest spot very small to small, no zone at base, lower side dark pink red (lighter than RHS 47C)
LOWER PETAL: upper side red pink (RHS 52B) at margin and in middle, absent or very weak markings, no zone at base, lower side red pink (RHS 52C)
INNER PETAL: upper side red pink (RHS 52B) at middle.
Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'KLEPP08218' originated from a controlled cross pollination made in July 2002 in Stuttgart, Germany. The cross was between the proprietary seedlings P 20 052 and P 20 072. 210 seedlings were selected from the resultant progeny based on criteria for growth habit, branching characteristics, early flowering, flower colour and flower quality. The seedlings were evaluated in greenhouse trials in Stuttgart, Germany and assessed for early flowering, growth habit and branching, flower colour, 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 'KLEPP08218'.
Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'KLEPP08218' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, reference number PEL2370, 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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