Denomination: 'KLECA06122'
Trade name: MiniFamous Perfect White
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: 2006-07-07
Application Number: 06-5533
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-10-26
Certificate Number: 3665
Date rights surrendered: 2013-11-13

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'KLEC01058' (MiniFamous White) and 'Cal White' (Callie White)

Summary: The plants of 'KLECA06122' have an upright compact growth habit while those of both reference varieties are trailing. 'KLECA06122' has longer leaves and petioles than 'Cal White'. The sepals of 'KLECA06122' are larger than those of 'Cal White'.


PLANT: upright compact growth habit, short to medium height, medium to wide

LEAF BLADE: medium length, elliptic and obovate, broad acute apex, no variegation, medium green on upper side, no blistering

SEPAL: medium length, medium width, elliptic, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, small diameter, salverform, short pedicel
COROLLA: weak to medium degree of lobing, one coloured on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: white on upper side, very weak conspicuousness of veins on upper side, white on lower side, truncate apex
COROLLA TUBE: medium length, yellow to light yellow (RHS 12B-C) on inner side, very weak conspicuousness of veins on inner side
ANTHER: yellow before pollen dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLECA06122' originated from a controlled cross pollination of the proprietary seedlings V 097 and W 370 conducted in 2003 in Stuttgart, Germany. In May 2004, 14 seedlings were selected, one of which would later be designated as 'KLECA06122'. The seedlings were selected based on plant growth habit and flower colour and were then further evaluated in greenhouse trials in Germany for flowering time, branching characteristics, plant growth habit and flower colour. Outdoor performance trials were conducted to assess powdery mildew resistance and rain tolerance.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLECA06122' 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 'KLECA06122' with reference varieties 'KLEC01058' and 'Cal White'

Leaf length (cm)

  'KLECA06122' 'KLEC01058' 'Cal White'
mean 3.8 3.5 3.1
std. deviation 0.45 0.25 0.16

Petiole length (cm)

  'KLECA06122' 'KLEC01058' 'Cal White'
mean 1.0 0.9 0.6
std. deviation 0.07 0.11 0.09

Sepal length (cm)

  'KLECA06122' 'KLEC01058' 'Cal White'
mean 1.1 1.0 0.8
std. deviation 0.09 0.09 0.17

Sepal width (cm)

  'KLECA06122' 'KLEC01058' 'Cal White'
mean 0.4 0.3 0.2
std. deviation 0.05 0.06 0.00

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA06122' (left) with reference varieties 'KLEC01058' (centre) and 'Cal White' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA06122' (left) with reference varieties 'KLEC01058' (centre) and 'Cal White' (right)

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