Denomination: 'KLECA09208'
Trade name: MiniFamous Double Amethyst
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: 09-6581
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-08-23
Certificate Number: 4388
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2030-08-23

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'KLECA07162' (MiniFamous Double Blue)

Summary: The upper and lower side of the corolla lobe is a lighter violet for 'KLECA09208' than for 'KLECA07162'.


PLANT: upright to creeping growth habit

LEAF BLADE: broad acute and obtuse apex, no variegation, upper side medium green

SEPAL: no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: double, medium to strong degree of lobing on corolla lobes
COROLLA LOBE: truncate and weakly emarginate apex, one colour on upper side, upper side violet (RHS N80A-B) when newly opened, lighter violet (RHS N80B-C) when fully opened with darker violet (RHS N80A) mid-vein, ages to light blue violet (RHS 76B) with tones of violet (RHS N80D), veins on upper side moderately conspicuous, lower side violet (RHS N80C-D)
COROLLA TUBE: inner side yellow (RHS 7A-B) with violet (RHS N80A) at transition to corolla lobes, weak to moderately conspicuous veins.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'KLECA09208' originated from a controlled pollination between the proprietary seedlings 'CA 06 0322' and 'W 220' conducted during the summer of 2006 in Stuttgart, Germany. Four seedlings from the resultant progeny were selected based on criteria for plant growth habit, double flower form 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 double flower stability, continuous flowering and tolerance to weather and disease. The selected seedling was named 'KLECA09208'.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLECA09208' 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 12, 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 June 29, 2011. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison table for 'KLECA09208' with reference variety 'KLECA07162'

Colour of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'KLECA09208' 'KLECA07162'
upper side - newly opened N80A-B 83B with 83A mid-vein
upper side - fully opened N80B-C with N80A mid-vein N82A with 83A mid-vein & veins
lower side N80C-D N78B with veins and tones of 79B

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA09208' (left) with reference variety 'KLECA07162' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA09208' (left) with reference variety 'KLECA07162' (right)

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