|Trade name:||Spring Fling Lemon|
Kieft Bloemzaden B.V.
Cees Van Diepen, Kieft Bloemzaden B.V., Venhuizen, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
Oxford Station, Ontario
Variety used for comparison: 'Sunbelki' (Million Bells Yellow)
Summary: 'Kiecalem' is a calibrachoa variety that has lighter yellow flowers than the reference variety 'Sunbelki'. The veins on the inner side of the corolla tube of 'Kiecalem' are weakly conspicuous, whereas 'Sunbelki' has strongly conspicuous veins on the inner side of the corolla tube.
PLANT: upright to creeping growth habit
SHOOT: medium length, no anthocyanin colouration
LEAF: elliptic to obovate, broad acute apex, medium green, no petiole
SEPAL: no anthocyanin
FLOWER: single, medium diameter
COROLLA: weak lobing, light yellow main colour, darker yellow secondary colour at transition to corolla tube and along midrib, apex cuspidate to rounded
COROLLA TUBE: bright yellow on inner side, weakly conspicuous veins
Origin & Breeding History: 'Kiecalem' originated from the hybridization of two unnamed seedlings in Venhuizen, The Netherlands in 2000. The F1 seedlings were grown out and hybridized with an unnamed light yellow coloured seedling in 2001. The line was designated #3635 and in 2002, was selected as the new variety. Initial selection criteria were plant habit, flower colour, and flower size. Additional selection criteria for vigour and health, reliable propagation and cutting stability were subsequently used to select the new variety.
Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Kiecalem' were conducted in a polyhouse in Oxford Station, Ontario during the summer of 2006. The trial consisted of 15 plants per variety, grown in 10cm pots and spaced approximately 25 cm apart in the polyhouse. Measured characteristics were based on ten measurements. All colour observations were made using the RHS Colour Chart 2001.
Comparison tables for 'Kiecalem' with reference variety 'Sunbelki'
Main colour of corolla lobe (RHS)
|upper side||4D||9A to 12A|
|lower side||4D||12C (with darker midrib vein)|
Secondary colour of corolla tube (RHS)
Main colour of corolla tube (RHS)
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