Denomination: 'KLECA05109'
Trade name: MiniFamous Lavender
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: 2005-06-28
Application Number: 05-4984
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-08-17
Certificate Number: 2857
Date rights surrendered: 2008-08-25

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'KLEC03079' (MiniFamous Light Blue)

Summary: 'KLECA05109' is a calibrachoa variety which has very strong anthocyanin colouration in the shoots, compared with 'KLEC03079' which has weak to medium anthocyanin in the shoots. The main colour of the upper side of the corolla of 'KLECA05109' is a lighter violet colour than the reference variety. 'KLECA05109' has a longer corolla tube than 'KLEC03079'.


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

SEPAL: medium to long, rhombic shape, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, funnelform, medium to large diameter, short to medium pedicel
COROLLA: weak to medium lobing, violet on upper side with slightly darker intensity towards transition to corolla tube, light blue violet on lower side, purple veins, veins moderately conspicuous, weak undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: medium to long, yellow on inner side, moderately conspicuous veins
ANTHER: yellowish white before dehiscence, yellow after dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLECA05109' was developed in Stuttgart, Germany. The new variety originated from a controlled cross made between the proprietary seedlings U31 and S69. From this cross, 13 seedlings were selected in Stuttgart, for criteria based on flower colour and growth habit. In May 2003 one of these seedlings was designated 'KLECA05109'. The new variety was evaluated at greenhouse trials in Stuttgart and assessed for flowering time and growth habit. Outdoor performance trials were conducted to assess rain resistance and tolerance to powdery mildew.

Tests & Trials: The tests and trials for 'KLECA05109' 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 July 10, 2006. All colour measurements were made using the RHS Colour Chart 2001.

Comparison tables for 'KLECA05109' with reference variety 'KLEC03079'

Main colour of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'KLECA05109' 'KLEC03079'
upper side N87D (N87B near tube) N87A-B
lower side lighter than 85A N87C

Colour of corolla tube (RHS)

  'KLECA05109' 'KLEC03079'
inner side 7A 7A

Length of corolla tube (mm)

  'KLECA05109' 'KLEC03079'
mean 17.4 13.7
std. deviation 1.07 0.67

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA05109' (left) with reference variety 'KLEC03079' (right)

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