Denomination: 'KLECA07162'
Trade name: MiniFamous Double Blue
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: 2007-04-05
Application Number: 07-5843
Date Withdrawn: 2010-08-27

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'KLEC02070' (MiniFamous Dark Blue) and 'KLECA06126' (MiniFamous Double Pink)

Summary: 'KLECA07162' has spreading growth habit while 'KLECA06126' has an upright to trailing growth habit. The plants of 'KLECA07162' are shorter than those of 'KLECA02070'. 'KLECA07162' has a shorter and narrower leaf blade than 'KLECA07162'. 'KLECA07162' has a double flower type while 'KLEC02070' has a single flower type. The inner side of the corolla is violet for 'KLECA07162' while it is blue pink for 'KLECA06126'. 'KLECA07162' has a rounded apex on the corolla lobe while the reference varieties have a truncate to retuse apex. 'KLECA07162' has absent to very weak conspicuousness of veins on the inner side of the corolla tube while 'KLEC02070' has strong conspicuousness and 'KLECA06126' has weak conspicuousness.


PLANT: spreading growth habit

LEAF BLADE: elliptic shape, broad acute apex, no variegation, medium green on upper side, no blistering

SEPAL: lanceolate, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: double, funnelform
COROLLA: medium degree of lobing, one colour on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: upper side dark violet (RHS 83B) with moderately conspicuous veins, lower side violet (RHS N81A) with dark violet (RHS N92A) midvein and dark violet (RHS 86A) secondary veins, rounded apex
COROLLA TUBE: inner side yellow (RHS 12A) with absent to very weak conspicuousness of veins

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLECA07162' originated from a controlled cross pollination between the proprietary seedlings CA 050590 and CA 050629, conducted in 2005 in Stuttgart, Germany. In May 2005, 7 seedlings were selected in Stuttgart, one of which would be designated as 'KLECA07162'. Selection criteria included growth habit, petal number and flower colour. The seedlings were evaluated in greenhouse trials in Stuttgart and assessed for growth habit and flowering time. Outdoor performance trials were conducted to assess powdery mildew resistance, rain resistance and continuous flowering.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLECA07162' 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 20, 2009. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'KLECA07162' with reference varieties 'KLEC02070' and 'KLECA06126'

Plant height (cm)

  'KLECA07162' 'KLEC02070' 'KLECA06126'
mean 12.8 14.0 22.6
std. deviation 1.75 3.92 1.47

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'KLECA07162' 'KLEC02070' 'KLECA06126'
mean 3.8 3.8 5.5
std. deviation 0.50 0.27 0.39

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'KLECA07162' 'KLEC02070' 'KLECA06126'
mean 0.8 1.0 1.2
std. deviation 0.11 0.08 0.15

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'KLECA07162' 'KLEC02070' 'KLECA06126'
upper side 83B N82A, veins N81A N74A
lower side N81A 77B N74C

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA07162' (left) with reference varieties 'KLEC02070' (centre) and 'KLECA06126' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA07162' (left) with reference varieties 'KLEC02070' (centre) and 'KLECA06126' (right)

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