Denomination: 'KLECA05115'
Trade name: MiniFamous Compact Burgundy
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: 05-4987
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-08-17
Certificate Number: 2858
Date rights surrendered: 2010-08-27

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'USCALI17' (Superbells Cherry Red)

Summary: 'KLECA05115' is a calibrachoa variety which differs slightly from 'USCALI17' in the colours of the upper and lowers sides of the corolla. The main difference between the two varieties is the conspicuousness of the veins. 'KLECA05115' has very prominent, dark purple (nearly black) midveins on the upper and lower sides of the corolla and very strongly conspicuous, dark purple veins in the corolla tube. By comparison, the veins of 'USCALI17' are weakly conspicuous, and similar in colour to the corolla itself.


PLANT: trailing to horizontal growth habit, medium width
SHOOT: thin, medium length, weak anthocyanin colouration
LEAF: short to medium, narrow width, elliptic, narrow acute apex, medium green

SEPAL: medium length, rhombic shape, anthocyanin colouration present at base only
FLOWER: single, funnelform, medium diameter, short to medium pedicel
COROLLA: medium lobing, purple red on upper side with violet tones near margin, grey purple on lower side, dark purple veins, midveins strongly conspicuous, medium to strong undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: short, yellow on inner side, very strongly conspicuous veins
ANTHER: yellowish white before dehiscence, yellow after dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLECA05115' was developed in Stuttgart, Germany. The new variety originated from a controlled cross made between the proprietary seedlings U52 and J49. From this cross, 8 seedlings were selected in Stuttgart, for criteria based on flower colour and growth habit. In May 2003 one of these seedlings was designated 'KLECA05115'. 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 'KLECA05115' 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 5, 2006. All colour measurements were made using the RHS Colour Chart 2001.

Comparison tables for 'KLECA05115' with reference variety 'USCALI17'

Main colour of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'KLECA05115' 'USCALI17'
upper side N66A with N78A near margin N74A (N66A near centre and midveins)
lower side greyer than 70B N66C

Colour of corolla tube (RHS)

  'KLECA05115' 'USCALI17'
inner side 7A 14B

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA05115' (left) with reference variety 'USCALI17' (right)

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