Denomination: 'Kiecasflip'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'A4065-1'
Trade name: Spring Fling Plum
Botanical Name: Calibrachoa
Applicant/Holder: Kieft Bloemzaden B.V.
Elbaweg 35
1607 MN
Breeder: Christa Kievit, 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: 2004-08-16
Application Number: 04-4325
Date abandoned: 2009-10-31

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'USCALI99' (Superbells Plum)

Summary: A4065-1' is a calibrachoa variety which has flowers with a slightly smaller diameter and slightly lesser degree of lobing than 'USCALI99'. The flowers of both varieties have two colours on the upper side of the corolla. 'A4065-1' has light purple violet main colour with a darker violet colour along the midribs and around the transition to the corolla tube. The flowers of 'USCALI99' are a darker violet main colour with very dark purple around the transition to the corolla tube.


PLANT: upright to creeping growth habit
SHOOT: medium to long, no anthocyanin colouration
LEAF: elliptic to obovate, broad acute apex, medium green, no petiole

SEPAL: no anthocyanin
FLOWER: single, medium diameter
COROLLA: weak to moderate lobing, medium purple violet main colour, darker violet secondary colour along midrib and at transition to corolla tube, apex cuspidate to rounded
COROLLA TUBE: yellow orange on inner side, strongly conspicuous veins

Origin & Breeding History: 'A4065-1' originated from the hybridization of an unnamed seedling (530-2) with the male parent 'Spring Fling'. The cross took place in Venhuizen, The Netherlands in 1997. The F1 seedlings were grown out in 1998 and were evaluated for plant habit, flower colour, and flower size over the next several years. In 2002, the new variety was selected and reliable propagation and cutting stability were used as the final selection criteria for this new variety.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'A4065-1' 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 'Kiecasflip' with reference variety 'USCALI99'

Diameter of corolla (mm)

  'Kiecasflip' 'USCALI99'
mean 28.7 34.9
std. deviation 1.95 1.85

Main colour of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'Kiecasflip' 'USCALI99'
upper side N82B-C 77A
lower side N82C-D N80A

Secondary colour of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'Kiecasflip' 'USCALI99'
upper side N81A N79A

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Calibrachoa: 'A4065-1' (left) with reference variety 'USCALI99' (right)

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