Denomination: 'KLECA06120'
Trade name: MiniFamous Compact Yellow 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: 06-5540
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-10-26
Certificate Number: 3664
Date rights surrendered: 2011-10-14

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'KLEC03083' (MiniFamous Caribbean Sunset) and 'Kakegawa S79' (Color burst Cats Eye Calico)

Summary: The plants of 'KLECA06120' are taller than those of both reference varieties. 'KLECA06120' has rhombic sepals while 'KLEC03083' has elliptic sepals. The sepals of 'KLECA06120' have anthocyanin colouration present while those of both reference varieties have none. 'KLECA06120' is yellow orange with a red eye at the transition to the corolla tube on the upper side of the corolla lobe while 'Kakegawa S79' is light yellow with a dark purple red eye. The eye marking on the upper side of the corolla lobes of 'KLECA06120' is medium sized while that on both reference varieties is small. 'KLECA06120' is light yellow to yellow green on the lower side of the corolla while 'KLEC03083' is orange and 'Kakegawa S79' is light yellow. The apex of the corolla lobes of 'KLECA06120' are truncate while those of 'KLEC03083' are cuspidate and those of 'Kakegawa S79' are rounded.


PLANT: upright growth habit, medium to tall, medium width

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

SEPAL: short to medium length, narrow, rhombic, anthocyanin colouration present
FLOWER: single, small to medium diameter, salverform, medium length pedicel
COROLLA: weak degree of lobing, two coloured on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: yellow orange (RHS 15C) with medium sized red (RHS 43A) eye marking at transition to corolla tube on upper side, red veins, medium conspicuousness of veins on upper side, light yellow to yellow green (RHS 14D-3D) on lower side, truncate apex
COROLLA TUBE: medium length, yellow (RHS 9A) on inner side, medium conspicuousness of veins on inner side
ANTHER: yellow before pollen dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLECA06120' originated from a controlled cross pollination of the proprietary seedlings V 178 and V 172 conducted in 2003 in Stuttgart, Germany. In May 2004, 14 seedlings were selected, one of which would later be designated as 'KLECA06120'. 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, plant growth habit, flower colour and branching characteristics. Outdoor performance trials were conducted to assess powdery mildew resistance and rain tolerance.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLECA06120' 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 21, 2008. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'KLECA06120' with reference varieties 'KLEC03083' and 'Kakegawa S79'

Plant height (cm)

  'KLECA06120' 'KLEC03083' 'Kakegawa S79'
mean 22.3 17.1 15.8
std. deviation 2.33 2.68 1.48

Colour of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'KLECA06120' 'KLEC03083' 'Kakegawa S79'
main - upper side 15C 23B around midveins with 13A-B between lobes 9C
secondary - upper side 43A 42A 53A-B
main - lower side 14D-3D 24D 8C

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA06120' (left) with reference varieties 'KLEC03083' (centre) and 'Kakegawa S79' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA06120' (left) with reference varieties 'KLEC03083' (centre) and 'Kakegawa S79' (right)

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