Denomination: 'KLECA06124'
Trade name: MiniFamous Apricot Red Eye
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: 06-5535
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-10-26
Certificate Number: 3666
Date rights surrendered: 2010-10-18

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'USCALI671M' (Superbells Peach)

Summary: The plants of 'KLECA06124' are shorter than those of 'USCALI671M'. The upper side of the leaves of 'KLECA06124' are light green while those of 'USCALI671M' are medium green. 'KLECA06124' has larger flowers than 'USCALI671M'. The main colour on the upper side of the corolla of 'KLECA06124' is orange pink while that of 'USCALI671M' is light red pink. 'KLECA06124' has a medium sized eye on the upper side of the corolla lobe while 'USCALI671M' has a small eye.


PLANT: upright to trailing growth habit, medium height, medium to wide

LEAF BLADE: medium length, obovate, narrow acute apex, no variegation, light green on upper side, no blistering
PETIOLE: short to medium length

SEPAL: short, narrow, rhombic, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, medium diameter, salverform, short to medium length pedicel
COROLLA: medium degree of lobing, two coloured on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: orange pink (RHS 27A) with medium sized red (RHS 45B-C) eye marking at transition to corolla tube, red veins, medium conspicuousness of veins on upper side, orange pink (RHS 27B) on lower side, cuspidate apex
COROLLA TUBE: medium length, yellow (RHS 9A) on inner side, weak to medium conspicuousness of veins on inner side
ANTHER: yellowish white before pollen dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLECA06124' originated from a controlled cross pollination of the proprietary seedlings V 170 and U 114 conducted in 2003 in Stuttgart, Germany. In May 2004, 14 seedlings were selected, one of which would later be designated as 'KLECA06124'. The seedlings were selected based on plant growth habit and flower colour, they were then further evaluated in greenhouse trials in Germany for flowering time, branching habit, plant growth habit and flower colour. Outdoor performance trials were conducted to assess powdery mildew resistance and rain tolerance.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLECA06124' 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 'KLECA06124' with reference variety 'USCALI671M'

Plant height (cm)

  'KLECA06124' 'USCALI671M'
mean 18.4 26.6
std. deviation 2.75 1.75

Flower diameter (cm)

  'KLECA06124' 'USCALI671M'
mean 3.1 2.6
std. deviation 0.16 0.14

Main colour of corolla (RHS)

  'KLECA06124' 'USCALI671M'
upper side darker than 27A 38C-D

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA06124' (left) with reference variety 'USCALI671M' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA06124' (left) with reference variety 'USCALI671M' (right)

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