Denomination: 'KLEPH05111'
Trade name: Fame Blue Velvet
Botanical Name: Petunia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Klemm, Nils
Hanfäcker 10
Breeder: Nils Klemm, Stuttgart, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2005-06-28
Application Number: 05-5008
Date Withdrawn: 2008-08-25

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'KLEC01037' (Famous Blue)

Summary: The petunia variety 'KLEPH05111' has a taller, more semi-upright plant growth habit than the reference variety 'KLEC01037'. The plants of 'KLEPH05111' are not as broad as those of 'KLEC01037'. The corolla lobes of 'KLEPH05111' have a rounded apex, whereas the corolla lobes of the reference variety are cuspidate.


PLANT: semi-upright growth habit, tall, medium width

SHOOT: medium thickness, medium to long, absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration

LEAF: medium length, medium width, ovate to elliptic, acute apex, no variegation, medium to dark green upper side, blistering present, petiole short

SEPAL: medium to long, narrow, oblanceolate, no anthocyanin colouration

FLOWER: long pedicel, single, medium to wide diameter, funnelform
COROLLA: strong lobing with rounded lobe apex, dark violet upper side, blue violet lower side, veins purple and very weakly conspicuous, weak undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: long to very long, violet on inner side, veins strongly conspicuous
ANTHER: light grey blue before pollen dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'KLEPH05111' was developed in Stuttgart, Germany, and originated from a controlled cross conducted between the proprietary seedlings U 262 and V162. From this cross 23 seedlings were selected, based on flower colour and growth habit. In May 2003, one of the seedlings was designated as 'KLEPH05111'. The new variety was evaluated at greenhouse trials in Stuttgart and assessed for flowering time and growth habit. Outdoor performance trials were conducted to assess rain resistance and tolerance to powdery mildew.

Tests & Trials: The trials for 'KLEPH05111' were conducted during the spring of 2007, in a polyhouse in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trials consisted of a total of 15 plants of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings planted into 15cm pots on April 24, 2007. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 5, 2007. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour chart.

Comparison tables for 'KLEPH05111' with reference variety 'KLEC01037'

Plant height (cm)

  'KLEPH05111' 'KLEC01037'
mean 21.2 18.3
std. deviation 3.16 2.78

Plant width (cm)

  'KLEPH05111' 'KLEC01037'
mean 43.3 52.6

Main colour of corolla (RHS)

  'KLEPH05111' 'KLEC01037'
upper side 83A (aging near N88A) 83A (aging darker than N87A)
lower side 83C with N82A tones N82A with N81B tones

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Petunia: 'KLEPH05111' (left) with reference variety 'KLEC01037' (right)

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Petunia: 'KLEPH05111' (left) with reference variety 'KLEC01037' (right)

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Petunia: 'KLEPH05111' (left) with reference variety 'KLEC01037' (right)

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