Denomination: 'KLECA07161'
Trade name: MiniFamous Double Dark Pink
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: 07-5854
Date Withdrawn: 2010-08-27

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'KLECA06126' (MiniFamous Double Pink)

Summary: 'KLECA07161' has a trailing growth habit while 'KLECA06126' has an upright to trailing growth habit. The plants of 'KLECA07161' are shorter than those of 'KLECA06126'. 'KLECA07161' has a longer pedicel than 'KLECA06126'. The upper side of the corolla is blue pink for 'KLECA07161' while it is purple for 'KLECA06126'. The lower side of the corolla is blue pink with purple veins for 'KLECA07161' while it is blue pink for 'KLECA06126'.


PLANT: trailing growth habit

LEAF BLADE: elliptic and obovate in shape, broad acute apex, no variegation, light green on upper side, no blistering

SEPAL: elliptic, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: double, funnelform
COROLLA: weak degree of lobing, one colour on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: upper side blue pink (RHS 67B) with medium to strong conspicuousness of midvein and medium conspicuousness of secondary veins, lower side blue pink (RHS 65A) with purple (RHS 70A) veins, truncate apex
COROLLA TUBE: inner side yellow (RHS 9A) with absent to very weak conspicuousness of veins

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLECA07161' originated from a controlled cross pollination between the proprietary seedlings CA 050663 and CA 050660, conducted in 2005 in Stuttgart, Germany. In May 2006, 17 seedlings were selected in Stuttgart, one of which would be designated as 'KLECA07161'. Selection criteria included growth habit, petal number 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 and continuous flowering.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLECA07161' 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 'KLECA07161' with reference variety 'KLECA06126'

Plant height (cm)

  'KLECA07161' 'KLECA06126'
mean 15.5 22.6
std. deviation 2.00 1.47

Pedicel length (cm)

  'KLECA07161' 'KLECA06126'
mean 2.4 1.0
std. deviation 0.69 0.20

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'KLECA07161' 'KLECA06126'
upper side 67B N74A
lower side 65A, veins 70A N74C

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA07161' (left) with reference variety 'KLECA06126' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA07161' (left) with reference variety 'KLECA06126' (right)

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