Denomination: 'KLECA12224'
Trade name: MiniFamous Deep Yellow
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: 12-7499
Grant of Rights Date: 2015-10-26
Certificate Number: 5135
Date rights surrendered: 2016-10-18

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'USCAL53002' (Superbells Yellow)

Summary: The leaf blade of 'KLECA12224' is smaller than that of 'USCAL53002'. The pedicel of 'KLECA12224' is shorter than the pedicel of 'USCAL53002'. The flower of 'KLECA12224' is narrower than that of 'USCAL53002'.


PLANT: semi-upright growth habit

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

PEDICEL: no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single type, weak to medium degree of lobing
COROLLA: inner side is yellow (brighter than RHS 9A) when newly open, yellow (RHS 9B) when fully open and light yellow (RHS 9D) with yellow to light yellow (RHS 9B-C) tones when aged; absent or very weak conspicuousness of veins, no colour change at transition to corolla tube
COROLLA LOBE: cuspidate and rounded apex
COROLLA TUBE: inner side is yellow (RHS 9A) with light yellow brown (RHS 163B) veins

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLECA12224' 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 'CA 08 0159' as the male parent. Seedlings were selected in May 2009 based on flower colour, plant growth habit and branching traits. 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 2011 and named 'KLECA12224'.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'KLECA12224' 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 variety. 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 7, 2014. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'KLECA12224' with reference variety 'USCAL53002'

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'KLECA12224' 'USCAL53002'
mean 3.7 4.5
std. deviation 0.23 0.22

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'KLECA12224' 'USCAL53002'
mean 0.9 1.7
std. deviation 0.07 0.12

Pedicel length (cm)

  'KLECA12224' 'USCAL53002'
mean 1.3 2.7
std. deviation 0.18 0.24

Flower width (cm)

  'KLECA12224' 'USCAL53002'
mean 2.5 3.1
std. deviation 0.19 0.11

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA12224' (left) with reference variety 'USCAL53002' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA12224' (left) with reference variety 'USCAL53002' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA12224' (left) with reference variety 'USCAL53002' (right)

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