Denomination: 'KLEPH07125'
Trade name: Famous New White
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: 07-5891
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-06-01
Certificate Number: 3871
Date rights surrendered: 2017-05-19

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Kakegawa S30' (Supertunia White)

Summary: The leaves and sepals of 'KLEPH07125' are larger than those of 'Kakegawa S30'. 'KLEPH07125' is light green with weak conspicuousness of veins on the inner side of the corolla tube while 'Kakegawa S30' is white with medium conspicuousness of veins.


PLANT: creeping growth habit, medium shoot thickness

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

SEPAL: linear, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single type, salverform, strong degree of lobing, yellow veins
COROLLA LOBE: one coloured on upper side, white on upper side, weak conspicuousness of veins on upper side, strong undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: light green (RHS 145C-D) on inner side, weak conspicuousness of veins on inner side, yellowish white anthers before dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEPH07125' originated from a controlled cross conducted during May to September 2003, in Stuttgart, Germany, between the proprietary seedlings V 030 and V 108. In May 2004, seven seedlings were selected based on plant habit, leaf appearance and flower colour, one of these varieties was designated as 'KLEPH07125'. The new variety was evaluated in greenhouse trials in Stuttgart and assessed for growth habit, plant habit and flowering time. Outdoor performance trials were conducted to assess rain resistance, tolerance to powdery mildew and continuous flowering.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLEPH07125' 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 'KLEPH07125' with reference variety 'Kakegawa S30'

Leaf length (cm)

  'KLEPH07125' 'Kakegawa S30'
mean 3.6 2.2
std. deviation 0.14 0.20

Leaf width (cm)

  'KLEPH07125' 'Kakegawa S30'
mean 2.4 1.5
std. deviation 0.17 0.09

Sepal length (cm)

  'KLEPH07125' 'Kakegawa S30'
mean 1.6 1.3
std. deviation 0.13 0.18

Sepal width (cm)

  'KLEPH07125' 'Kakegawa S30'
mean 0.4 0.2
std. deviation 0.09 0.03

Colour of corolla tube (RHS)

  'KLEPH07125' 'Kakegawa S30'
inner side 145C-D 155B-C

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Petunia: 'KLEPH07125' (left) with reference variety 'Kakegawa S30' (right)

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Petunia: 'KLEPH07125' (left) with reference variety 'Kakegawa S30' (right)

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Petunia: 'KLEPH07125' (left) with reference variety 'Kakegawa S30' (right)

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