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Denomination: 'KLEAU04263'
Trade name: Belleza Dark Pink
Botanical Name: Gaura lindheimeri
Applicant/Holder: Klemm & Sohn GmbH & Co. KG
Hanfacker 10
70378 Stuttgart-Muhlhausen
Breeder: Nils Klemm, Stuttgart, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2004-10-12
Application Number: 04-4439
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-08-17
Certificate Number: 2860
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2025-08-17

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Ballerina Rose' and 'Perky Pink'

Summary: 'KLEAU04263' has denser branching and a narrower plant width than the reference varieties. 'KLEAU04263' has sparser pubescence on the upper and lower side of the leaf blade than the reference varieties. 'KLEAU04263' has a shorter inflorescence than the reference varieties and a smaller flower diameter than 'Perky Pink'. 'KLEAU04263' has darker petal colour than 'Perky Pink'.


PLANT: upright bushy, very dense branching

STEM: thin to medium thickness, medium green, dense pubescence

LEAVES: alternate arrangement, narrow elliptic, acute apex with mucronate tip, attenuate base, entire to weak spinose dentate margin, very weak undulation of margin, absent to medium pubescence on upper side, weak to medium pubescence on lower side, medium to dark green, no variegation, anthocyanin colouration on midrib

SEPAL: lanceolate, absent or very sparse pubescence on upper side, medium pubescence on lower side, strong anthocyanin colouration

INFLORESCENCE: almost continuous flowering, raceme
BUD: strong anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA TUBE: strong anthocyanin colouration
PETAL: elliptic, acute apex with rounded tip, attenuate base, entire margin, purple red on upper side.

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEAU04263' originated from a cross made in 2000, in Stuttgart, Germany, between the seedlings U3 and U15. The new variety was selected in an outdoor trial in 2001 based on flower quality. 'KLEAU04263' was evaluated in greenhouse trials during 2002 and 2003 in Stuttgart, Germany and assessed for early flowering and growth characteristics. Outdoor trials were conducted during 2002 and 2003 to assess outdoor performance, flower number and resistance to weather and high temperatures.

Tests & Trials: The tests and trials for 'KLEAU04263' were conducted in a polyhouse at BioFlora in St. Thomas, Ontario in the summer of 2006. The trials included 15 plants of each variety. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 15 cm pots on May 10, 2006. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour chart.

Comparison tables for 'KLEAU04263' with reference varieties 'Ballerina Rose' and 'Perky Pink'

Plant width (cm)

  'KLEAU04263' 'Ballerina Rose' 'Perky Pink'
mean 35.5 52.8 54.4
std. deviation 4.65 11.52 6.36

Flower diameter (cm)

  'KLEAU04263' 'Ballerina Rose' 'Perky Pink'
mean 3.4 3.7 3.9
std. deviation 0.21 0.23 0.23

Inflorescence length (cm)

  'KLEAU04263' 'Ballerina Rose' 'Perky Pink'
mean 16.2 22.5 21.4
std. deviation 2.16 6.03 3.32

Colour of upper side of petal (RHS)

  'KLEAU04263' 'Ballerina Rose' 'Perky Pink'
main colour N57C 63B white with 65D around veins
veins n/a n/a N66D

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Gaura: 'KLEAU04263' (left) with reference varieties 'Ballerinia Rose' (centre) and 'Perky Pink' (right)

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