Denomination: 'Kiecadros'
Trade name: Spring Fling Rose
Botanical Name: Calibrachoa
Applicant/Holder: Kieft Bloemzaden B.V.
Elbaweg 35
1607 MN
Breeder: Cees Van Diepen, Kieft Bloemzaden B.V., Venhuizen, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
R.R. #2
Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 2002-09-04
Application Number: 02-3233
Date abandoned: 2008-10-01

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sunbelkupi' (Million Bells Trailing Pink)

Summary: 'Kiecadros' has stronger anthocyanin colouration of the shoot than 'Sunbelkupi'. The flower of 'Kiecadros' has a smaller diameter than 'Sunbelkupi'. 'Kiecadros' has a blue pink colour to the lower side of the flower while it is violet in 'Sunbelkupi'. At the transition zone to the corolla tube, 'Kiecadros' has a purple red colour while it is violet in 'Sunbelkupi'. 'Kiecadros' has a yellow orange colour on the inside of the corolla tube while it is light yellow brown in 'Sunbelkupi'.


PLANT: medium height, upright to creeping growth habit
SHOOT: medium to long, weak anthocyanin colouration

LEAF BLADE: shape ranging from elliptic to obovate, broad acute to obtuse apex, medium green upper side, no variegation, no petiole

FLOWER: single type, absent anthocyanin colouration of sepals
COROLLA: weak to moderate lobing, rounded to truncate shaped apex of corolla lobe, purple upper side with purple red at the transition zone to the corolla tube, blue pink lower side
COROLLA TUBE (inner side): yellow orange (RHS 11A), medium conspicuousness of veins

Origin & Breeding History: 'Kiecadros' originated from a cross made in 1999 in Venhuizen, The Netherlands, between two inbred lines. The female parent was line KA-1790 and the male parent line KA-11-1777. 'Kiecadros' was selected from the seedling population in 2000 based on its rose flower colour.

Tests & Trials: Test and trials for 'Kiecadros' were conducted during the summer of 2006 at Oxford Station, Ontario. 15 plants of each variety were individually grown in 10 cm pots in a poly house. Plants were spaced 13 cm apart. Observations and measurements were taken on 10 plants of each variety. All colour observations were made using the RHS Colour Chart 2001.

Comparison tables for 'Kiecadros' with reference variety 'Sunbelkupi'

Flower diameter (mm)

  'Kiecadros' 'Sunbelkupi'
mean 27.40 32.60
std. deviation 2.12 2.01

Corolla lobe colour (RHS)

  'Kiecadros' 'Sunbelkupi'
upper side N74A/B N74A
upper side transition zone N66A N87A
lower side 72C N78C/D

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Calibrachoa: 'Kiecadros' (left) with reference variety 'Sunbelkupi' (right)

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