Denomination: 'KLEC04088'
Trade name: MiniFamous Dark Pink & Eye
Botanical Name: Calibrachoa
Applicant/Holder: Klemm, Nils
Hanfäcker 10
Breeder: Nils Klemm, Stuttgart, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2004-06-22
Application Number: 04-4257
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-08-17
Certificate Number: 2854
Date rights surrendered: 2017-07-28

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'KLEC01062' (MiniFamous Light Pink with Eye Evolution)

Summary: 'KLEC04088' is a calibrachoa variety which has flowers with a very weakly lobed corolla, whereas 'KLEC01062' has moderate corolla lobing. The major difference between the two varieties is the main colour of the upper and lower sides of the corolla. The flowers of 'KLEC04088' are pinkish purple , compared with 'KLEC01062' which has light blue pink flowers.


PLANT: spreading growth habit, broad width
SHOOT: thin, medium length, strong anthocyanin colouration
LEAF: medium length, narrow to medium width, elliptic and obovate, narrow acute apex, medium green

SEPAL: medium length, lanceolate shape, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, funnelform, medium to large diameter, medium to long pedicel
COROLLA: very weak lobing, pinkish purple on upper side, blue pink on lower side, red purple eye zone at transition to corolla tube, purple veins, veins moderately to strongly conspicuous, medium undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: short to medium length, yellow on inner side, strongly conspicuous veins
ANTHER: yellow before dehiscence, yellow after dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEC04088' was developed in Stuttgart, Germany. The new variety originated from an open pollination of the proprietary seedling U43 conducted in 2001. The new variety designated 'KLEC04088' was selected in the summer of 2002, based on flower colour. The new variety was evaluated at greenhouse trials in Stuttgart during 2003 and 2004 and assessed for rooting, flowering and growth characteristics. Outdoor performance trials were conducted during 2002 and 2003 to assess outdoor performance, quality of flowers and resistance to weather and diseases.

Tests & Trials: The tests and trials for 'KLEC04088' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2006 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 20 plants of each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 25 cm baskets on April 20, 2006. Each basket contained 3 cuttings with a total of 7 baskets per variety. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 29, 2006. All colour measurements were made using the RHS Colour Chart 2001.

Comparison tables for 'KLEC04088' with reference variety 'KLEC01062'

Main colour of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'KLEC04088' 'KLEC01062'
upper side pinker than N74C 69B
lower side lighter than N74D 69D

Secondary colour of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'KLEC04088' 'KLEC01062'
upper side 67A 71D

Colour of corolla tube (RHS)

  'KLEC04088' 'KLEC01062'
inner side 9A 9A

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Calibrachoa: KLEC04088' (left) with reference variety 'KLEC01062' (right)

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