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|Trade name:||Superbells Trailing White|
Nils Klemm, Stuttgart, Germany
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
Variety used for comparison: 'Sunbelkuho' (Million Bells Trailing White)
Summary: 'KLECA07108' has a wider plant width than 'Sunbelkuho'. 'KLECA07108' has medium green colour on the upper side of the leaf blade while 'Sunbelkuho' has light to medium green leaf colour. 'KLECA07108' has a darker yellow colour on the inner side of the corolla tube than 'Sunbelkuho'.
PLANT: trailing growth habit
LEAF BLADE: obovate shape, broad acute apex, no variegation, medium green on upper side, no blistering
SEPAL: elliptic, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, salverform
COROLLA: weak to medium degree of lobing, one colour on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: upper side white (whiter than RHS NN155D) with absent to very weak conspicuousness of veins, lower side white (whiter than RHS NN155D), truncate apex
COROLLA TUBE: inner side yellow (RHS 9B) with weak conspicuousness of veins
Origin & Breeding History: 'KLECA07108' originated from a cross made in Stuttgart, Germany in 2002. The female parent was isolated from half-siblings of the variety coded T 105 (MiniFamous White) and the male parent was unknown. There were 134 genotypes selected in Stuttgart in May 2003, one of which would be designated as 'KLECA07108'. Selection criteria included growth habit, early flowering, flower colour and branching characteristics. The new variety was evaluated in greenhouse trials in Stuttgart and assessed for time of flowering and branching characteristics. Outdoor performance trials were conducted to assess powdery mildew resistance, aphid interactions and rain and wind tolerance.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLECA07108' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2009 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 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 21, 2009. 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 8, 2009. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'KLECA07108' with reference variety 'Sunbelkuho'
Plant width (cm)
Colour of inner side of corolla tube (RHS)
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