Kiecasal

Calibrachoa

Denomination: 'Kiecasal'
Trade name: Spring Fling Salmon
Botanical Name: Calibrachoa
Applicant/Holder: Kieft Bloemzaden B.V.
Elbaweg 35
1607 MN
Venhuizen
Netherlands
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
Canada
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 2002-09-04
Application Number: 02-3235
Date Withdrawn: 2008-01-14

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Kakegawa S52' (Liricashower Coral Vein)

Summary: 'Kiecasal' has shorter leaves, longer sepals and larger flower diameter than 'Kakegawa S52'. The inner side of the corolla of 'Kiecasal' is light blue pink with dark pink red secondary colour in the area of transition to the corolla tube and along the midribs of the corolla lobes while for 'Kakegawa S52', it is blue pink with purple secondary colour in the area of transition to the corolla tube and along the midribs of the corolla lobes.

Description:

PLANT: short height, creeping growth habit
SHOOT: short to medium length, very weak anthocyanin colouration

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

FLOWER: single type, absent anthocyanin colouration of sepals
COROLLA: weak to moderate lobing, truncate shaped apex of corolla lobe, light blue pink inner side with dark pink red secondary colour in the area of transition to the corolla tube and along the midribs of the corolla lobes, light blue pink outer side
COROLLA TUBE (inner side): yellow orange, strong conspicuousness of veins

Origin & Breeding History: 'Kiecasal' originated from a cross which took place in 2000 in Venhuizen, The Netherlands. The female parent was an inbred breeding line designated 'K138/97' and the male parent was another inbred breeding line designated 'K156/97'. 'Keicabul' was selected in 2001 based on its uniformity, stability and salmon coloured flowers appropriate for use in the Spring Fling series.

Tests & Trials: The test and trial for 'Kiecasal' was conducted in a polyhouse at Variety Rights Management in Oxford Station, Ontario during the summer of 2005. The trial included 15 plants of each variety grown in 10 cm pots. The plants were spaced 13 cm apart. All colour characteristics were determined using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) colour chart and measured characteristics were based on ten measurements.


Comparison tables for 'Kiecasal' with reference variety 'Kakegawa S52'

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Kiecasal' 'Kakegawa S52'
mean 2.43 2.97
std. deviation 0.24 0.61

Sepal length (mm)

  'Kiecasal' 'Kakegawa S52'
mean 14.20 10.60
std. deviation 1.62 1.65

Flower diameter (mm)

  'Kiecasal' 'Kakegawa S52'
mean 29.50 23.30
std. deviation 1.84 1.77

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Kiecasal' 'Kakegawa S52'
primary - inner side 55C 68A/B
secondary - inner side 48A 61B
outer side 56D 65B/C

Colour of corolla tube (RHS)

  'Kiecasal' 'Kakegawa S52'
inner side 13A/B 6B/C
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