Denomination: 'KLEPZ10238'
Trade name: Sunrise XL True Red
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: 2010-03-19
Application Number: 10-6903
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-09-24
Certificate Number: 4622
Date rights surrendered: 2016-08-26

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'FIP 553'

Summary: The plants of 'KLEPZ10238' are more narrow with shorter inflorescences than those of 'FIP 553'. Conspicuousness of the leaf blade zone is very weak to weak for 'KLEPZ10238' while it is medium for 'FIP 553'. 'KLEPZ10238' has a medium number of open florets whereas 'FIP 553' has many open florets. Anthocyanin colouration of the middle third of the peduncle is absent or very weak for 'KLEPZ10238' while it is weak to medium for 'FIP 553'.


PLANT: upright growth habit, medium to tall height of foliage, medium to broad
STEM: green, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration

LEAF BLADE: medium to long, medium to broad, shallow to medium depth of sinus, medium undulation of margin, slightly open base, no variegation, medium green (zone excluded), very weak to weak conspicuousness of small to medium sized zone, zone positioned in the middle

PEDUNCLE: medium to long, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration of middle third
INFLORESCENCE: medium to tall, medium to broad, medium number of open flowers, largest flower is medium length and medium to broad
PEDICEL: longest pedicel is short to medium length, medium anthocyanin colouration of upper third, no swelling
SEPAL: moderate reflexing, very weak to weak anthocyanin colouration of middle of broadest sepal
FLOWER: double, medium number of petals, cross-section in lateral view is concave, irregularly distributed stripes or blotches are absent
UPPER PETAL: broad, spatulate, entire margin, margin of upper side is red (RHS 43A), middle of upper side is red (RHS 43A), lower side is red (RHS 41A), marking is stripes only, absent or very weak conspicuousness of marking, no zone at base
LOWER PETAL: margin of upper side is red (RHS 43A), middle of upper side is red (RHS 43A), lower side is red (RHS 41A), absent or very weak conspicuousness of marking, no zone at base
INNER PETAL: middle of upper side is red (RHS 43A)

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEPZ10238' was bred and developed by Martin Glawe, in Stuttgart, Germany. It originated from a controlled pollination conducted in August 2004 between proprietary seedling 'PA 402' as the female parent, and proprietary seedling 'Z21 125' as the male parent. From the resulting progeny, 224 seedlings were selected using plant vigour, branching characteristics, leaf colour, leaf blade zone, and flower colour as selection criteria. These seedlings were further assessed in greenhouse trials in Stuttgart, Germany for early flowering, good growth habit and branching, and pot performance. Outdoor performance trials were also conducted to assess plant growth and health, flower abundance, and tolerance to weather and disease. This selected seedling was named 'KLEPZ10238'.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'KLEPZ10238' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2010/1370, 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: 'KLEPZ10238'

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