Denomination: 'KLECA06123'
Trade name: MiniFamous Super Purple
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: 06-5534
Date Withdrawn: 2009-08-25

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Caltrapi' (Superbells Trailing Rose)

Summary: The plants of 'KLECA06123' have an upright growth habit while those of 'Caltrapi' are trailing. 'KLECA06123' has larger plants, leaves, petioles, pedicels, sepals, flowers and corolla tubes than 'Caltrapi'. 'KLECA06123' has no eye zone on the upper side of the corolla lobes while 'Caltrapi' has a violet eye at the transition to the corolla tube. The lower side of the corolla of 'KLECA06123' is purple to blue pink while that of 'Caltrapi' is violet. 'KLECA06123' has weak conspicuousness of veins on the inner side of the corolla tube while 'Caltrapi' has medium to strong conspicuousness.


PLANT: upright growth habit, short to medium height, narrow to medium width

LEAF BLADE: very long, obovate, broad acute apex, no variegation, medium green on upper side, no blistering
PETIOLE: very long

SEPAL: long, medium width, lanceolate, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, very large diameter, salverform, medium to long pedicel
COROLLA: medium degree of lobing, one coloured on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: red purple (RHS N74A) on upper side, purple veins, weak conspicuousness of veins on upper side, purple to blue pink (RHS 72A-C) on lower side, cuspidate and truncate apex
COROLLA TUBE: long, yellow (RHS 9A) on inner side, weak conspicuousness of veins on inner side
ANTHER: yellow before pollen dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLECA06123' originated from a controlled cross pollination of the proprietary seedlings U 140 and W 400 conducted in 2003 in Stuttgart, Germany. In May 2004, 17 seedlings were selected, one of which would later be designated as 'KLECA06123'. The seedlings were selected based on plant growth habit, branching habit, flower colour and flower size, they were then further evaluated in greenhouse trials in Germany for flowering time, branching habit, plant growth habit and foliage sensitivity. Outdoor performance trials were conducted to assess powdery mildew resistance, rain tolerance and flowering performance.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLECA06123' 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 'KLECA06123' with reference variety 'Caltrapi'

Plant height (cm)

  'KLECA06123' 'Caltrapi'
mean 16.4 8.9
std. deviation 1.34 0.96

Plant width (cm)

  'KLECA06123' 'Caltrapi'
mean 56.4 44.0
std. deviation 4.17 3.00

Leaf length (cm)

  'KLECA06123' 'Caltrapi'
mean 4.9 3.9
std. deviation 0.26 0.24

Leaf width (cm)

  'KLECA06123' 'Caltrapi'
mean 1.2 0.8
std. deviation 0.08 0.07

Petiole length (cm)

  'KLECA06123' 'Caltrapi'
mean 1.2 0.8
std. deviation 0.15 0.17

Pedicel length (cm)

  'KLECA06123' 'Caltrapi'
mean 2.3 0.9
std. deviation 0.16 0.17

Sepal length (cm)

  'KLECA06123' 'Caltrapi'
mean 1.4 0.6
std. deviation 0.18 0.09

Sepal width (cm)

  'KLECA06123' 'Caltrapi'
mean 0.4 0.3
std. deviation 0.05 0.05

Flower diameter (cm)

  'KLECA06123' 'Caltrapi'
mean 4.2 3.0
std. deviation 0.14 0.08

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'KLECA06123' 'Caltrapi'
secondary - upper side N/A N82A
main - lower side 72A-C 77C with N74C at midvein

Corolla tube length (cm)

  'KLECA06123' 'Caltrapi'
mean 2.1 1.4
std. deviation 0.10 0.16

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA06123' (left) with reference variety 'Caltrapi' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA06123' (left) with reference variety 'Caltrapi' (right)

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