Denomination: 'KLEPZ09251'
Trade name: Moonlight Light Salmon
Botanical Name: Pelargonium ×hortorum
Applicant/Holder: Klemm, Nils
Hanfäcker 10
Breeder: Martin Glawe, Stuttgart, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2009-03-25
Application Number: 09-6584
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-09-24
Certificate Number: 4621
Date rights surrendered: 2016-08-26

Variety Description


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, medium width, medium depth of sinus, medium to strong undulation of margin, closed base, no variegation, dark green (zone excluded), strong to very strong conspicuousness of medium sized zone, zone positioned in the middle

PEDUNCLE: medium length, strong anthocyanin colouration of middle third
INFLORESCENCE: medium to tall, medium width, medium to many open flowers, largest flower is medium length and width
PEDICEL: longest pedicel is medium length, weak to medium anthocyanin colouration of upper third, no swelling
SEPAL: moderate reflexing, very weak to weak anthocyanin colouration of middle of broadest sepal
FLOWER: double, few to medium number of petals, cross-section in lateral view is flat, irregularly distributed stripes or blotches are absent
UPPER PETAL: medium to broad, spatulate, entire margin, margin of upper side is light blue pink (RHS 55D), middle of upper side is orange red to dark pink red (RHS 41C-47C), lower side is red pink (RHS 49A), marking is stripes only, absent or very weak conspicuousness of marking, very small to small white zone at base
LOWER PETAL: margin of upper side is purple red (RHS 55B), middle of upper side is orange red (lighter than RHS 41C), lower side is light red pink (RHS 50D), absent or very weak conspicuousness of marking, very small to small white zone at base
INNER PETAL: middle of upper side is orange red (RHS 41C)

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEPZ0921' was bred and developed by Martin Glawe, in Stuttgart, Germany. It originated from a controlled pollination conducted in September 2004 between the proprietary seedlings 'ZN 042' and 'SI 015'. From the resulting progeny, 355 seedlings were selected using growth habit, branching characteristics, leaf colour, flower colour and flower quality as selection criteria. These seedlings were further assessed in greenhouse trials in Stuttgart, Germany for early flowering, growth habit and branching, flower quality, pot performance and propagation. Outdoor performance trials were also conducted to assess plant growth and health, flower quality, and tolerance to weather and disease. This selected seedling was named 'KLEPZ09251'.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'KLEPZ09251' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2010/1368, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany, in 2011. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Pelargonium: 'KLEPZ09251'

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