Denomination: 'KLECA07145'
Trade name: MiniFamous Compact Dark Red
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: 2007-04-11
Application Number: 07-5853
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-08-27
Certificate Number: 3925
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2028-08-27

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'USCALI128' (Superbells Red) and 'KLECA05116' (MiniFamous Compact Red)

Summary: 'KLECA07145' has a narrower leaf blade than 'USCALI128'. 'KLECA07145' has a longer pedicel than 'KLECA05116'. The corolla of 'KLECA07145' has weak to medium degree of lobing while the corolla of 'KLECA05116' has very weak to weak lobing. The upper side of the corolla is dark purple red for 'KLECA07145' while it is red for 'KLECA05116'. 'KLECA07145' has a moderately conspicuous midvein on the upper side of the corolla while the reference varieties have a weakly conspicuous midvein. 'KLECA07145' has a larger area of secondary colour around the transition to the corolla tube than the reference varieties. 'KLECA07145' has moderately conspicuous venation on the inner side of the corolla tube while 'USCALI128' has weakly conspicuous venation.


PLANT: upright growth habit

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

SEPAL: linear and lanceolate, anthocyanin colouration present at base
FLOWER: single, salverform
COROLLA: weak to medium degree of lobing, one colour on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: upper side dark purple red (RHS 53A) with black (N187A) secondary colour at transition to corolla tube and a moderately conspicuous midvein, lower side purple (RHS 61B) with purple red (RHS 60D) along margins, truncate and retuse apex
COROLLA TUBE: inner side yellow orange (RHS 13A) with moderately conspicuous veins

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLECA07145' originated from an open pollination that occurred during the summer of 2004 in Stuttgart, Germany. The female parent was a proprietary seedling designated X 446 and the male parent was unknown. In May 2005, 14 seedlings were selected in Stuttgart, one of which would be designated as 'KLECA07145'. Selection criteria included growth habit and flower colour. The seedlings were evaluated in greenhouse trials in Stuttgart and assessed for early flowering, growth habit and plant shape. Outdoor performance trials were conducted to assess powdery mildew resistance, rain resistance, continuous flowering and outdoor performance characteristics.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLECA07145' 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 'KLECA07145' with reference varieties 'USCALI128' and 'KLECA05116'

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'KLECA07145' 'USCALI128' 'KLECA05116'
mean 1.0 1.3 1.0
std. deviation 0.09 0.07 0.06

Pedicel length (cm)

  'KLECA07145' 'USCALI128' 'KLECA05116'
mean 2.0 2.0 1.5
std. deviation 0.29 0.25 0.20

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'KLECA07145' 'USCALI128' 'KLECA05116'
upper side 53A 53A 46B
lower side 61B, 60D at margin 61B, 60D at margin 59D with 63A tones

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA07145' (left) with reference varieties 'USCALI128' (centre) and 'KLECA05116' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA07145' (left) with reference varieties 'USCALI128' (centre) and 'KLECA05116' (right)