Denomination: 'KLEPH07137'
Trade name: Fame Sky Blue
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: 07-5892
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-06-01
Certificate Number: 3872
Date rights surrendered: 2014-06-01

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'KLEC02061' (Famous Light Blue) and 'Keilavbu' (Surfinia Sky Blue)

Summary: The plants of 'KLEPH07137' are upright and taller than those of 'Keilavbu' which are creeping and shorter. 'KLEPH07137' has shorter shoots than both reference varieties. The leaves of 'KLEPH07137' are longer than those of 'KLEC02061'. The pedicels of 'KLEPH07137' are longer than those of 'Keilavbu'. 'KLEPH07137' has longer sepals than both reference varieties. The flowers of 'KLEPH07137' are larger than those of both reference varieties. 'KLEPH07137' has strong degree of lobing of the corolla lobes while 'KLEC02061' has medium degree of lobing.


PLANT: upright growth habit, medium to thick shoot

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

SEPAL: elliptic, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single type, salverform, strong degree of lobing, purple veins
COROLLA LOBE: one coloured on upper side, violet (RHS N87A) on upper side when newly opened, blue violet (RHS N88B-C) with violet (RHS N87A) at margin on upper side when fully opened, light blue violet (RHS 85B) on upper side when mature, medium conspicuousness of veins on upper side, cuspidate/broad acute apex, weak undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: white (RHS 155A) to yellow green (RHS 1D) towards base on inner side, weak conspicuousness of veins on inner side, yellowish white anther before dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEPH07137' originated from a controlled cross conducted during May to September 2004, in Stuttgart, Germany, between the proprietary seedlings W 014 and W022. In May 2005, eight seedlings were selected based on plant form, flower shape and flower colour, one of these varieties was designated as 'KLEPH07137'. The new variety was evaluated in greenhouse trials in Stuttgart and assessed for growth habit, branching characteristics and flowering time. Outdoor performance trials were conducted to assess rain resistance, tolerance to powdery mildew and continuous flowering.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLEPH07137' 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 'KLEPH07137' with reference varieties 'KLEC02061' and 'Keilavbu'

Plant height (cm)

  'KLEPH07137' 'KLEC02061' 'Keilavbu'
mean 19.1 17.3 11.9
std. deviation 1.88 2.20 2.01

Shoot length (cm)

  'KLEPH07137' 'KLEC02061' 'Keilavbu'
mean 16.4 21.1 20.6
std. deviation 1.70 2.36 2.76

Leaf length (cm)

  'KLEPH07137' 'KLEC02061' 'Keilavbu'
mean 3.9 3.1 4.0
std. deviation 0.26 0.21 0.29

Pedicel length (cm)

  'KLEPH07137' 'KLEC02061' 'Keilavbu'
mean 4.1 4.2 2.1
std. deviation 0.49 0.23 0.28

Sepal length (cm)

  'KLEPH07137' 'KLEC02061' 'Keilavbu'
mean 1.7 1.3 1.4
std. deviation 0.13 0.10 0.11

Flower diameter (cm)

  'KLEPH07137' 'KLEC02061' 'Keilavbu'
mean 6.6 5.9 5.6
std. deviation 0.32 0.26 0.23

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Petunia: 'KLEPH07137' (left) with reference varieties 'KLEC02061' (center) and 'Keilavbu' (right)

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Petunia: 'KLEPH07137' (left) with reference varieties 'KLEC02061' (center) and 'Keilavbu' (right)

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Petunia: 'KLEPH07137' (left) with reference varieties 'KLEC02061' (center) and 'Keilavbu' (right)

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