Denomination: 'Kiecayel'
Trade name: Spring Fling Yellow
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: 02-3236
Date abandoned: 2008-10-01

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sunbelki' (Million Bells Yellow)

Summary: 'Kiecayel' has a slightly longer leaf than 'Sunbelki'. The flower colour of 'Kiecayel' is yellow orange with fine red spots while it is yellow in 'Sunbelki'. 'Kiecayel' has less conspicuousness of the veins on the inner side of the corolla tube than 'Sunbelki'.


PLANT: short height, upright to creeping growth habit
SHOOT: medium to long, absent or very 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 lobing, cuspidate to rounded apex of corolla lobe, yellow orange upper side, light yellow lower side
COROLLA TUBE (inner side): yellow orange to light yellow (RHS 13C/11B), medium conspicuousness of veins

Origin & Breeding History: 'Kiecayel' originated from a cross made in 1998 in Venhuizen, The Netherlands between two inbred lines. The female parent was line P5/98 and the male parent line (P21/98 x N15/97). 'Kiecayel' was selected from the seedling population in 1999 based on its yellow flower colour.

Tests & Trials: Test and trials for 'Kiecayal' 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 'Kiecayel' with reference variety 'Sunbelki'

Leaf length (cm)

  'Kiecayel' 'Sunbelki'
mean 3.11 2.18
std. deviation 0.36 0.45

Corolla lobe colour (RHS)

  'Kiecayel' 'Sunbelki'
upper side 11A/13C 9A/12A
lower side 12C/D 12C

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Calibrachoa: 'Kiecayel' (left) with reference variety 'Sunbelki' (right)

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