Denomination: 'KLECA08164'
Trade name: MiniFamous Double Blush Pink
Botanical Name: Calibrachoa
Applicant/Holder: Klemm, Nils
Hanfäcker 10
Breeder: Nils Klemm, Stuttgart, Germany
Anita Stöver, Stuttgart, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2008-01-31
Application Number: 08-6158
Date Withdrawn: 2011-10-14

Variety Description

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

Summary: The plants and leaves of 'KLECA08164' are shorter than those of 'KLECA06126'. 'KLECA08164' has smaller flowers than 'KLECA06126'. The upper side of the corolla lobes of 'KLECA08164' are white with violet tones while those of 'KLECA06126' are purple. The lower side of the corolla lobes of 'KLECA08164' are white with blue pink tones while those of 'KLECA06126' are blue pink.


PLANT: upright growth habit

LEAF BLADE: elliptic, broad acute apex, no variegation, medium to dark green on upper side

SEPAL: no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: double type
COROLLA: weak to medium degree of lobing, pink veins, one colour on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: white (RHS NN155C) with violet (RHS 75B-C) tones on upper side, veins on upper side ranging from absent to weakly conspicuous, white (RHS NN155C) with blue pink (RHS N66D) tones on lower side, rounded and truncate apex
COROLLA TUBE: light yellow (RHS 9D) on inner side, medium conspicuousness of veins on inner side

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLECA08164' originated from a controlled pollination between the proprietary seedlings 'X 436' and 'X 479' conducted during the summer of 2004 in Stuttgart, Germany. In May 2005, seven seedlings were selected in Stuttgart based on growth habit, flower colour, double flowers and flower-type stability. The seedlings were evaluated in greenhouse trials in Stuttgart and assessed for production characteristics, early and uniform flowering, growth habit and branching characteristics. Outdoor performance trials were conducted to assess flower stability under heat stress, flower quality, continuous flowering, flower number and resistance to weather and disease. The seedling coded 'CA 05 0663' was subsequestly named 'KLECA08164'.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLECA08164' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2010 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 21, 2010. 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 13, 2010. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'KLECA08164' with reference variety 'KLECA06126'

Plant height (cm)

  'KLECA08164' 'KLECA06126'
mean 17.1 22.5
std. deviation 1.19 1.94

Leaf length (cm)

  'KLECA08164' 'KLECA06126'
mean 3.1 3.8
std. deviation 0.25 0.35

Flower diameter (cm)

  'KLECA08164' 'KLECA06126'
mean 2.3 2.7
std. deviation 0.17 0.18

Colour of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'KLECA08164' 'KLECA06126'
upper side NN155C with 75B-C N74A-B
lower side NN155C with N66D N74C

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA08164' (left) with reference variety 'KLECA06126' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA08164' (left) with reference variety 'KLECA06126' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA08164' (left) with reference variety 'KLECA06126' (right)

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