Denomination: 'KLEPH07144'
Trade name: SweetSunshine Red
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: 07-5893
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-06-01
Certificate Number: 3873
Date rights surrendered: 2016-06-01

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'KLEPH06126' (SweetSunshine Hot Pink)

Summary: The upper side of the corolla lobes of 'KLEPH07144' are red while those of 'KLEPH06126' are purple red with darker purple red veins. 'KLEPH07144' has weak conspicuousness of veins on the upper side of the corolla lobe while 'KLEPH06126' has medium conspicuousness of veins. The apex of the corolla lobes of 'KLEPH07144' are rounded while those of 'KLEPH06126' are cuspidate/acute.


PLANT: upright to creeping growth habit, medium shoot thickness

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

SEPAL: linear and obovate, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: double type, funnelform, weak degree of lobing, dark red veins
COROLLA LOBE: one coloured on upper side, red (RHS 46B) on upper side, weak conspicuousness of veins on upper side, rounded apex, strong undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: light yellow (RHS 11B-C) on inner side, strong conspicuousness of dark brown (RHS 200B) veins on inner side, yellowish white anther before dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEPH07144' originated from a controlled cross conducted during May to September 2004, in Stuttgart, Germany, between the proprietary seedlings J 312 and W 088. In May 2005, six seedlings were selected based on plant form, petal number and flower colour, one of these varieties was designated as 'KLEPH07144'. 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 'KLEPH07144' 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 June 8, 2009. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison table for 'KLEPH07144' with reference variety 'KLEPH06126'

Colour of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'KLEPH07144' 'KLEPH06126'
upper side closest to 46B more purple than N66B with N66A veins

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Petunia: 'KLEPH07144' (left) with reference variety 'KLEPH06126' (right)

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Petunia: 'KLEPH07144' (left) with reference variety 'KLEPH06126' (right)

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Petunia: 'KLEPH07144' (left) with reference variety 'KLEPH06126' (right)

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