Denomination: 'KLECA09172'
Trade name: MiniFamous Vampire
Botanical Name: Calibrachoa
Applicant/Holder: Klemm, Nils
Hanfäcker 10
Breeder: Anita Stoever, Ostfildern, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2009-03-25
Application Number: 09-6578
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-08-23
Certificate Number: 4386
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2030-08-23

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'KLECA07145' (MiniFamous Compact Dark Red)

Summary: The plants of 'KLECA09172' are shorter than the plants of 'KLECA07145'. The upper side of the leaf blade is medium to dark green for 'KLECA09172' while it is light to medium green for 'KLECA07145'. The flower of 'KLECA09172' is larger in diameter than the flower of 'KLECA07145'.


PLANT: upright to creeping growth habit

LEAF BLADE: narrow acute apex, no variegation, upper side medium to dark green

SEPAL: no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, medium degree of lobing on corolla lobes
COROLLA LOBE: truncate apex, one colour on upper side, upper side dark purple red (RHS 53A) with brown purple (RHS 187A) midvein and brown purple (RHS N77A) at transition to corolla tube, veins on upper side moderately conspicuous, lower side brown purple (RHS 186A-B)
COROLLA TUBE: inner side yellow (RHS 12A) with moderately conspicuous veins.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'KLECA09172' originated from a controlled pollination between the proprietary seedlings 'X 456' and 'X 170' conducted during the summer of 2005 in Stuttgart, Germany. Seven seedlings from the resultant progeny were selected based on criteria for plant growth habit and flower colour. The seedlings were evaluated in greenhouse trials in Stuttgart, Germany and assessed for early flowering and growth habit. Outdoor performance trials were conducted to assess flowering, plant health and tolerance to weather and disease. The selected seedling was named 'KLECA09172'.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLECA09172' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2011 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 11, 2011. 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 4, 2011. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'KLECA09172' with reference variety 'KLECA07145'

Plant height (cm)

  'KLECA09172' 'KLECA07145'
mean 17.9 21.9
std. deviation 0.48 1.50

Flower diameter (cm)

  'KLECA09172' 'KLECA07145'
mean 2.9 2.6
std. deviation 0.20 0.22

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA09172' (left) with reference variety 'KLECA07145' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA09172' (left) with reference variety 'KLECA07145' (right)

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