Denomination: 'KLEPH07119'
Trade name: Fame Violet Dark Eye
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: 2007-04-20
Application Number: 07-5890
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-06-01
Certificate Number: 3870
Date rights surrendered: 2013-05-24

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'KLEC03017' (Famous Lilac Dark Vein)

Summary: The shoots of 'KLEPH07119' are shorter than those of 'KLEC03017'. 'KLEPH07119' has longer pedicels and smaller flowers than 'KLEC03017'. The colour on the upper side of the corolla of 'KLEPH07119' differs from that of 'KLEC03017'. 'KLEPH07119' has corolla lobes with medium undulation of the margin while 'KLEC03017' has corolla lobes with weak undulation. The anthers of 'KLEPH07119' are violet before dehiscence while those of 'KLEC03017' are light grey to light blue.


PLANT: upright growth habit, thin shoots

LEAF: ovate, narrow acute to broad acute apex, no variegation, medium green on upper side, no blistering

SEPAL: elliptic and obovate, anthocyanin colouration at base
FLOWER: single type, funnelform, medium degree of lobing, dark purple veins
COROLLA LOBE: two coloured on upper side, light blue violet (RHS 76D) with purple (RHS N79C) at transition to corolla tube and dark violet (RHS N79A) midvein, very strong conspicuousness of veins on upper side, truncate apex, medium undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: dark violet (RHS N92A) on inner side, strong to very strong conspicuousness of veins on inner side, violet anthers before dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEPH07119' originated from a controlled cross conducted during May to September 2003, in Stuttgart, Germany, between the proprietary seedlings V 199 and V 019. In May 2004, eleven seedlings were selected based on plant form, flower shape and flower colour, one of these varieties was designated as 'KLEPH07119'. The new variety was evaluated in greenhouse trials in Stuttgart and assessed for growth habit, branching and flowering time. Outdoor performance trials were conducted to assess rain resistance, tolerance to powdery mildew and flowering time.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLEPH07119' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2009 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on April 30, 2009. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on May 27, 2009. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'KLEPH07119' with reference variety 'KLEC03017'

Shoot length (cm)

  'KLEPH07119' 'KLEC03017'
mean 16.3 20.3
std. deviation 1.20 1.03

Pedicel length (cm)

  'KLEPH07119' 'KLEC03017'
mean 4.7 3.0
std. deviation 0.39 0.31

Flower diameter (cm)

  'KLEPH07119' 'KLEC03017'
mean 6.2 7.8
std. deviation 0.46 0.39

Colour of upper side of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'KLEPH07119' 'KLEC03017'
main - newly opened N/A N78C-D
main - fully opened 76D 76C with N80A-B along margins
secondary - fully opened N79C N81A

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Petunia: 'KLEPH07119' (left) with reference variety 'KLEC03017' (right)

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Petunia: 'KLEPH07119' (left) with reference variety 'KLEC03017' (right)

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Petunia: 'KLEPH07119' (left) with reference variety 'KLEC03017' (right)

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