Denomination: 'KLECA06121'
Trade name: MiniFamous Compact Plum
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: 06-5541
Date Withdrawn: 2009-08-25

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'KLEC02059' (MiniFamous Dark Violet) and 'Sunbelsafu' (Million Bells Blush Purple)

Summary: The leaves of 'KLECA06121' are obovate while those of 'KLEC02059' are elliptic and those of 'Sunbelsafu' are lanceolate. 'KLECA06121' is light green on the upper side of the leaf blade while 'Sunbelsafu' is medium green. The sepals of 'KLECA06121' are shorter than those of both reference varieties. 'KLECA06121' has rhombic sepals with anthocyanin colouration present while 'KLEC02059' has lanceolate sepals with no anthocyanin colouration. The flowers of 'KLECA06121' are smaller than those of both reference varieties. 'KLECA06121' has medium conspicuousness of veins on the inner side of the corolla tube while 'KLEC02059' has very weak conspicuousness.


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

LEAF BLADE: medium to long, obovate, broad acute to obtuse apex, no variegation, light green on upper side, no blistering
PETIOLE: medium length

SEPAL: very short, rhombic, anthocyanin colouration present
FLOWER: single, small diameter, salverform, short to medium length pedicel
COROLLA: medium degree of lobing, one coloured on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: when fully opened violet (RHS N81A) on upper side, when aged dark violet (N78A) on upper side, purple veins, medium conspicuousness of veins on upper side, violet (RHS N80A-B) on lower side, rounded and truncate apex
COROLLA TUBE: short, yellow (RHS 9A) on inner side, medium conspicuousness of veins on inner side
ANTHER: yellowish white before pollen dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLECA06121' originated from a controlled cross pollination of the proprietary seedlings V 024 and V 052 conducted in 2003 in Stuttgart, Germany. In May 2004, 12 seedlings were selected, one of which would later be designated as 'KLECA06121'. 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 'KLECA06121' 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 'KLECA06121' with reference varieties 'KLEC02059' and 'Sunbelsafu'

Sepal length (cm)

  'KLECA06121' 'KLEC02059' 'Sunbelsafu'
mean 0.5 1.1 1.0
std. deviation 0.07 0.11 0.09

Flower diameter (cm)

  'KLECA06121' 'KLEC02059' 'Sunbelsafu'
mean 2.6 3.2 3.2
std. deviation 0.13 0.15 0.21

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA06121' (left) with reference varieties 'KLEC02059' (centre) and 'Sunbelsafu' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA06121' (left) with reference varieties 'KLEC02059' (centre) and 'Sunbelsafu' (right)

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