Denomination: 'KLECA05116'
Trade name: MiniFamous Compact Red
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: 05-4988
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-08-29
Certificate Number: 3295
Date rights surrendered: 2011-09-22

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'KLEC02073' (MiniFamous Dark Red)

Summary: The shoots of 'KLECA05116' are shorter than those of 'KLEC02073'. The corolla lobes of 'KLECA05116' are red on the upper side and purple red on the lower side while those of 'KLEC02073' are purple red on the upper side and purple to blue pink on the lower side. The conspicuousness of veins on the inner side of the corolla tube is medium to strong for 'KLECA01556' while it is weak for 'KLEC02073'.


PLANT: mounding growth habit, medium to tall, medium to broad
SHOOT: medium thickness, short, medium anthocyanin colouration

LEAF BLADE: medium length, narrow, elliptic, broad acute to obtuse apex, no variegation, medium green on upper side
PETIOLE: short

SEPAL: short to medium length, narrow, lanceolate and rhombic, anthocyanin present
FLOWER: single type, funnel form, short to medium length pedicel
COROLLA: small diameter, weak degree of lobing, one colour on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: upper side is red with inconspicuous dark purple red at area of transition to corolla tube, weak to moderately conspicuous dark red veins on upper side, purple red lower side, weak undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: short, yellow on inner side, medium to strong conspicuousness of veins on inner side
ANTHER: yellow before pollen dehiscence, yellow after pollen dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLECA05116' originated from the controlled cross pollination of the proprietary seedlings 'U 14' and 'J 55'. The cross took place in June 2002 in Stuttgart, Germany. From this cross, 7 seedlings were selected in May 2003 based on flower colour and growth habit. One seedling was designated as 'KLECA05116' in September 2004. It was evaluated for flowering time and growth habit. Outdoor performance trials were also conducted to assess rain resistance and tolerance to powdery mildew.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLECA05116' were conducted during the summer of 2007, in a polyhouse, in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 20 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 30 cm hanging baskets on May 1, 2007. Each basket contained 4 cuttings with a total of 5 baskets per variety. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety (except for plant height where 5 plants were measured) on June 29, 2007. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RSH) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'KLECA05116' with reference variety 'KLEC02073'

Shoot length (cm)

  'KLECA05116' 'KLEC02073'
mean 19.5 26.6
std. deviation 1.33 2.73

Colour of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'KLECA05116' 'KLEC02073'
upper side redder than 50A with 46A at area of transition to corolla tube darker and redder than N66A
lower side 54A-B 67A-B

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA05116' (left) with reference variety 'KLEC02073' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA05116' (left) with reference variety 'KLEC02073' (right)

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