Denomination: 'KLECA06126'
Trade name: MiniFamous Double Pink
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: 2006-05-30
Application Number: 06-5481
Date Withdrawn: 2009-08-25

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sunbelkupi' (Million Bells Trailing Pink)

Summary: The plants of 'KLECA06126' have an upright growth habit and are taller than those of 'Sunbelkupi' which have a trailing growth habit. 'KLECA06126' has longer leaves and petioles than 'Sunbelkupi'. The pedicels of 'KLECA06126' are shorter than those of 'Sunbelkupi'. The flowers of 'KLECA06126' are doubles while those of 'Sunbelkupi' are singles. 'KLECA06126' has no marking on the upper side of the corolla while 'Sunbelkupi' has a very small to small dark violet to blue violet eye at the transition to the corolla tube.


PLANT: upright gowth habit, short to medium height, narrow

LEAF BLADE: long, elliptic and obovate, narrow acute to broad acute apex, no variegation, medium green on upper side, no blistering
PETIOLE: medium to long

SEPAL: short, medium width, elliptic, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: double, medium diameter, salverform, very short to short pedicel
COROLLA: medium degree of lobing, one coloured on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: red purple (RHS N74A) on upper side, red to purple veins, very weak conspicuousness of veins on upper side, violet (RHS 77C) on lower side, rounded to emarginate apex
COROLLA TUBE: medium length, yellow (RHS 6B) on inner side, weak conspicuousness of veins on inner side
ANTHER: yellow before pollen dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLECA06126' originated from a controlled cross pollination of the proprietary seedlings X 436 and W 403 conducted in the summer of 2004 in Stuttgart, Germany. From this cross, 8 seedlings were selected based on flower type, flower colour, flower size and petal number. Seedlings were evaluated in greenhouse trials in Stuttgart and assessed for flowering time, plant growth habit and stability of the double flower type. Outdoor performance trials were conducted to assess continued flowering, rain resistance and tolerance to powdery mildew. In May 2005, one of the seedlings was designated as 'KLECA06126'.

Tests & Trials: Trails for 'KLECA06126' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2008 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 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 23, 2008. Each basket contained 4 cuttings with a total of 5 baskets per variety. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on July 22, 2008. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'KLECA06126' with reference variety 'Sunbelkupi'

Plant height (cm)

  'KLECA06126' 'Sunbelkupi'
mean 15.9 8.1
std. deviation 1.47 2.08

Leaf length (cm)

  'KLECA06126' 'Sunbelkupi'
mean 4.4 3.7
std. deviation 0.12 0.37

Petiole length (cm)

  'KLECA06126' 'Sunbelkupi'
mean 1.0 0.7
std. deviation 0.07 0.13

Pedicel length (cm)

  'KLECA06126' 'Sunbelkupi'
mean 0.9 1.6
std. deviation 0.13 0.24

Secondary colour of corolla (RHS)

  'KLECA06126' 'Sunbelkupi'
upper side N/A 83B-C

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA06126' (left) with reference variety 'Sunbelkupi' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA06126' (left) with reference variety 'Sunbelkupi' (right)

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