Denomination: 'KLECA08178'
Trade name: MiniFamous Dark Blue
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: 08-6162
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-08-19
Certificate Number: 4150
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2029-08-19

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Cal Darblu' (Callie Dark Blue)

Summary: The leaves of 'KLECA08178' are longer than those of 'Cal Darblu'. 'KLECA08178' differs from 'Cal Darblu' in the violet colour of the lower side of the corolla lobes. The apex of the corolla lobe of 'KLECA08178' is rounded while that of 'Cal Darblu' is emarginate. The veins on the inner side of the corolla tubes of 'KLECA08178' have strong conspicuousness while those of 'Cal Darblu' have medium conspicuousness.


PLANT: upright to creeping growth habit

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

SEPAL: no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single type
COROLLA: weak to medium degree of lobing, purple veins, one colour on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: violet (RHS N82A) with dark violet (RHS 83A) secondary veins on upper side, medium conspicuousness of veins on upper side, violet (RHS N87A) with dark violet (RHS 83B) secondary veins on lower side, rounded apex
COROLLA TUBE: yellow green (RHS 4C) on inner side, strong conspicuousness of veins on inner side

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLECA08178' originated from a controlled pollination between the proprietary seedlings 'X 117' and 'CA 05 0580' conducted during the summer of 2005 in Stuttgart, Germany. In May 2006, six seedlings were selected in Stuttgart based on plant growth habit, flower colour, branching characteristics and early flowering. The seedlings were evaluated in greenhouse trials in Stuttgart and assessed for production characteristics, growth habit, branching characteristics, and early and uniform flowering. Outdoor performance trials were conducted to assess flower quality, continuous flowering and resistance to weather and disease. The seedling coded 'CA 06 0144' was subsequestly named 'KLECA08178'.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLECA08178' 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 8, 2010. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'KLECA08178' with reference variety 'Cal Darblu'

Leaf length (cm)

  'KLECA08178' 'Cal Darblu'
mean 3.8 2.9
std. deviation 0.28 0.18

Colour of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'KLECA08178' 'Cal Darblu'
lower side N87A with 83B secondary veins 84A aging to N87D

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA08178' (left) with reference variety 'Cal Darblu' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA08178' (left) with reference variety 'Cal Darblu' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA08178' (left) with reference variety 'Cal Darblu' (right)

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