Denomination: 'KLECA11227'
Trade name: MiniFamous Orange
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: 2012-02-06
Application Number: 12-7498
Grant of Rights Date: 2015-09-21
Certificate Number: 5111
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2035-09-21

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'KLECA08187' (MiniFamous Tangerine) and 'Balcanoran' (Can-Can Orange)

Summary: The plants of 'KLECA11227' are taller than those of 'KLECA08187' and shorter than those of 'Balcanoran'. The upper side of the leaf blade of 'KLECA11227' is dark green with a broad acute apex while that of 'KLECA08187' is medium green with an obtuse apex. The pedicel of 'KLECA11227' is shorter than that of both reference varieties. The intensity of the anthocyanin colouration of the pedicel of 'KLECA11227' is absent or very weak while that of 'KLECA08187' is of medium intensity and that of 'Balcanoran' is strong. The area of colour on the inner side of the corolla at the transition to the corolla tube is different from the main colour for 'KLECA11227' while it is similar to the main colour for 'Balcanoran'. At the transition to the corolla tube, the inner side of the corolla is orange red for 'KLECA11227' whereas it is dark purple red for 'KLECA08187'. When fully opened, the inner side of the corolla of 'KLECA11227' is orange with dull orange undertones and orange red tones at the margin while that of 'KLECA08187' is yellow orange and that of 'Balcanoran' is orange brown with red tones at the margin.


PLANT: semi-upright growth habit

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

PEDICEL: absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single type, medium to strong degree of lobing
COROLLA: inner side is orange red (RHS N25A) with orange (RHS 26A) undertones when newly open, orange (RHS N25B) with duller orange (as dull as RHS 26A) undertones and orange red (RHS 31A) tones at the margin when fully open, and orange (RHS 26A-B) with orange pink (RHS 35C) overlay colour especially towards the margin when aged; medium conspicuousness of veins, very small and incomplete rounded area of orange red (darker than RHS N25A) on inner side at transition to corolla tube
COROLLA LOBE: cuspidate and truncate apex
COROLLA TUBE: inner side is yellow orange (RHS 13B)

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLECA11227' originated from a hybrid cross conducted in August 2008 by the breeder, Anita Stoever, in Stuttgart, Germany. The cross involved the two proprietary varieties, 'CA 05 0283' as the female parent and 'J 903' as the male parent. Seedlings were selected in May 2009 based on flower colour, leaf quality, plant growth habit and pH sensitivity. The selected seedlings were evaluated in greenhouse trials from January to May 2010, and in 2011, in Stuttgart, Germany and Latina, Italy. A single seedling was selected for commercialization in July 2010 and named 'KLECA11227'.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'KLECA11227' was conducted as an outdoor irrigated hanging basket trial during the summer of 2014 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 20 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 30 cm hanging baskets on April 18, 2014 and transferred outside on June 10, 2014. Each basket contained 4 cuttings with a total of 5 baskets per variety. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants or parts of plants of each variety on July 8, 2014. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'KLECA11227' with reference varieties 'KLECA08187' and 'Balcanoran'

Plant height (cm)

  'KLECA11227' 'KLECA08187' 'Balcanoran'
mean 18.1 13.7 22.5
std. deviation 1.13 1.37 2.29

Pedicel length (cm)

  'KLECA11227' 'KLECA08187' 'Balcanoran'
mean 1.1 2.1 1.7
std. deviation 0.16 0.44 0.27

Colour of inner side of corolla when fully open (RHS)

  'KLECA11227' 'KLECA08187' 'Balcanoran'
main N25B with 26A undertones 21A-B darker than 35A
along margin 31A tones N/A pinker than 34A tones
at transition to corolla tube darker than N25A N34A 42A

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA11227' (left) with reference varieties 'KLECA08187' (centre) and 'Balcanoran' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA11227' (left) with reference varieties 'KLECA08187' (centre) and 'Balcanoran' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA11227' (left) with reference varieties 'KLECA08187' (centre) and 'Balcanoran' (right)

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