Denomination: 'KLECA06098'
Trade name: MiniFamous Safran
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: 06-5539
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-10-26
Certificate Number: 3663
Date rights surrendered: 2016-10-18

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Cal Depyel' (Callie Deep Yellow) and 'KLECA05104' (MiniFamous Lemon)

Summary: The plants of 'KLECA06098' have an upright growth habit while those of 'KLECA05104' are trailing. 'KLECA06098' has taller plants than 'KLECA05104' and narrower plants than 'Cal Depyel'. The main colour on the upper side of the corolla of 'KLECA06098' differs in yellow colour from that of both reference varieties. 'KLECA06098' has weak conspicuousness of veins on the upper side of the corolla lobes while 'Cal Depyel' has very weak conspicuousness. The apex of the corolla lobes of 'KLECA06098' are cuspidate while those of 'KLECA05104' are truncate.


PLANT: upright growth habit, medium height, medium width

LEAF BLADE: short to medium length, elliptic, narrow acute to broad acute apex, no variegation, medium green on upper side, no blistering
PETIOLE: very short to short

SEPAL: short to medium length, narrow, elliptic and rhombic, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, medium diameter, salverform, short pedicel
COROLLA: weak to medium degree of lobing, one coloured on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: yellow (RHS 6A) on upper side, yellow veins, weak conspicuousness of veins on upper side, light yellow (RHS 10C-D) on lower side, cuspidate apex
COROLLA TUBE: short to medium length, yellow (RHS 9A) on inner side, very weak conspicuousness of veins on inner side
ANTHER: yellow before pollen dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLECA06098' originated from a controlled cross pollination of the proprietary seedlings W 097 and J 96 conducted in 2004 in Stuttgart, Germany. In May 2005, 19 seedlings were selected, one of which would later be designated as 'KLECA06098'. 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, plant growth habit, foliage sensitivity and branching characteristics. Outdoor performance trials were conducted to assess powdery mildew resistance, rain tolerance and flowering permanence.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLECA06098' 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 'KLECA06098' with reference varieties 'Cal Depyel' and 'KLECA05104'

Plant height (cm)

  'KLECA06098' 'Cal Depyel' 'KLECA05104'
mean 19.1 19.5 11.4
std. deviation 2.43 2.43 2.56

Plant width (cm)

  'KLECA06098' 'Cal Depyel' 'KLECA05104'
mean 57.8 68.1 57.6
std. deviation 3.85 3.97 1.89

Main colour of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'KLECA06098' 'Cal Depyel' 'KLECA05104'
upper side 6A with apex close to 10B 9A 8C with 8B at throat and primary veins

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA06098' (left) with reference varieties 'Cal Depyel' (centre) and 'KLECA05104' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA06098' (left) with reference varieties 'Cal Depyel' (centre) and 'KLECA05104' (right)

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