Denomination: 'KLECA10216'
Trade name: MiniFamous Light Pink + Eye
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: 2010-03-19
Application Number: 10-6896
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-09-24
Certificate Number: 4617
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2031-09-24

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'KLECA08186' (MiniFamous Pink + Red Eye)

Summary: The pedicels of 'KLECA10216' are longer than those of 'KLECA08186'. The flowers of 'KLECA10216' have medium degree of lobing while those of 'KLECA08186' have strong degree of lobing. The upper side of the fully opened corolla of 'KLECA10216' differs in colour from that of 'KLECA08186'. The lower side of the corolla of 'KLECA10216' is light blue pink while that of 'KLECA08186' is light blue violet. The inner side of the corolla tube of 'KLECA10216' has weak conspicuousness of veins while that of 'KLECA08186' has medium conspicuousness.


PLANT: trailing growth habit

LEAF BLADE: obtuse apex, no variegation, light to medium green on upper side

SEPAL: no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, medium degree of lobing, two colours on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: upper side when newly opened light blue pink (RHS 73C) with purple red (RHS N66A) to dark purple red (RHS 59B) at transition to corolla tube, upper side when fully opened violet (RHS 75C) with purple red (RHS N66A) to dark purple red (RHS 59B-60B) at transition to corolla tube, upper side ages to light blue violet (RHS 76C) with purple to blue pink (RHS 64B-C) at transition to corolla tube, medium conspicuousness of veins on upper side, lower side light blue pink (RHS 73D), truncate apex
COROLLA TUBE: yellow (RHS 12A) on inner side, weak conspicuousness of veins on inner side

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLECA10216' originated from a controlled pollination conducted in the summer of 2007 between the female parent proprietary seedling 'X 403' and the male parent proprietary seedling 'CA 06 0200'. The new Calibrachoa variety was bred and developed by Anita Stoever in Stuttgart, Germany. Seedlings were selected in May 2008 in Stuttgart based on plant habit and flower colour. The seedlings were evaluated in greenhouse trials in Stuttgart and assessed for early flowering, plant habit and branching. Outdoor performance trials were conducted to assess continuous flowering, flower abundance and tolerance to weather and disease. A single seedling was selected for commercialization and named 'KLECA10216' in August 2009.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLECA10216' were conducted during the summer of 2012 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 20 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 30 cm hanging baskets on May 15, 2012. Each basket contained 4 cuttings with a total of 5 baskets per variety. All baskets were flowered in an outdoor area. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 25, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'KLECA10216' with reference variety 'KLECA08186'

Pedicel length (cm)

  'KLECA10216' 'KLECA08186'
mean 2.9 1.8
std. deviation 0.51 0.20

Colour of upper side of fully opened corolla lobes (RHS)

  'KLECA10216' 'KLECA08186'
main closest o 75C whiter than 76D
secondary N66A with 59B to 60B at transition to corolla tube 58A with 47B at lip on lower lobes

Colour of lower side of corolla lobes (RHS)

  'KLECA10216' 'KLECA08186'
main closest to 73D whiter than 76D

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA10216' (left) with reference variety 'KLECA08186' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA10216' (left) with reference variety 'KLECA08186' (right)

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