Denomination: 'KLECA05118'
Trade name: MiniFamous Compact Blue
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: 05-4989
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-08-29
Certificate Number: 3296
Date rights surrendered: 2013-08-02

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Cal Pur' (Callie Purple)

Summary: The plants of 'KLECA05118' are taller than those of 'Cal Pur'. The intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the shoots of 'KLECA05118' is absent or very weak while it is weak to medium on 'Cal Pur'. 'KLECA05118' has one colour on the upper side of the corolla while 'Cal Pur' has two colours. The colour on the upper side of the corolla of 'KLECA05118' is blue violet while it is red violet for 'Cal Pur'. 'KLECA05118' is light blue violet on the lower side of the corolla while 'Cal Pur' is violet. The conspicuousness of the veins on the inner side of the corolla tube is weak to medium for 'KLECA05118' while it is medium to strong for 'Cal Pur'. 'KLECA05118' has a longer corolla tube than 'Cal Pur'.


PLANT: spreading/trailing growth habit, medium height, medium width
SHOOT: medium thickness, short to medium length, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration

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

SEPAL: medium length, narrow, rhombic, anthocyanin present
FLOWER: single type, funnel form, medium pedicel length
COROLLA: medium to large diameter, medium to strong degree of lobing, one colour on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: violet with purple veins on upper side, weak to medium conspicuousness of veins on upper side, light blue violet on lower side, medium to strong undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: long, yellow green on inner side, weak to medium conspicuousness of veins on inner side
ANTHER: yellowish white before pollen dehiscence, yellow after pollen dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLECA05118' originated from a controlled cross pollination between the proprietary seedlings 'T 111' and 'T 126'. The cross took place in June 2001, in Stuttgart, Germany. From this cross, 8 seedlings were selected in May 2002 based on flower colour and growth habit. One of these seedlings was designated as 'KLECA05118' in September 2003. It was evaluated in greenhouse trials for flowering time and growth habit and also in outdoor performance trials to assess rain resistance and tolerance to powdery mildew.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLECA05118' 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 hanging 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 (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'KLECA05118' with reference variety 'Cal Pur'

Plant height (cm)

  'KLECA05118' 'Cal Pur'
mean 12.6 8.5
std. deviation 2.51 1.32

Colour of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'KLECA05118' 'Cal Pur'
upper side N87B N81B
lower side 76A-B with N80B along mid-vein and at base 77D with 77C along mid-vein

Corolla tube length (mm)

  'KLECA05118' 'Cal Pur'
mean 17.2 14.0
std. deviation 1.69 1.33

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA05118' (left) with reference variety 'Cal Pur' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA05118' (left) with reference variety 'Cal Pur' (right)

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