Denomination: 'KLECA10218'
Trade name: MiniFamous Compact Purple
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: 10-6898
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-09-24
Certificate Number: 4618
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2031-09-24

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'KLECA09210' (MiniFamous Electric Purple)

Summary: The plants of 'KLECA10218' are narrower than those of 'KLECA09210'. The flowers of 'KLECA10218' have medium degree of lobing while those of 'KLECA09210' have weak degree of lobing. The apex of the corolla of 'KLECA10218' are broadly acute while those of 'KLECA09210' are truncate.


PLANT: upright to creeping growth habit

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

SEPAL: no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, medium degree of lobing, one colour on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: upper side when newly opened purple (RHS 61A-B), upper side when fully opened purple (RHS 67A) with tones of lighter purple (RHS N74A), medium conspicuousness of brown purple (RHS N77A) veins on upper side, lower side purple (RHS 64A-B), broad acute apex
COROLLA TUBE: yellow (RHS 7B) with brown purple (RHS N77A) at transition to lobes on inner side, medium conspicuousness of veins on inner side

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLECA10218' originated from a controlled pollination conducted in the summer of 2007 between the female parent proprietary seedling 'X 127' and the male parent proprietary seedling 'CA 06 0144'. 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 'KLECA10218' in August 2009.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLECA10218' 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 27, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison table for 'KLECA10218' with reference variety 'KLECA09210'

Plant width (cm)

  'KLECA10218' 'KLECA09210'
mean 54.2 63.0
std. deviation 7.21 0.78

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA10218' (left) with reference variety 'KLECA09210' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA10218' (left) with reference variety 'KLECA09210' (right)

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