Denomination: 'KLECA12234'
Trade name: MiniFamous Double Pink Vein
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: 2013-01-23
Application Number: 13-7849
Grant of Rights Date: 2016-08-26
Certificate Number: 5310
Date rights surrendered: 2017-07-28

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'KLECA10220' (MiniFamous Double Pink)

Summary: The veins on the flower of 'KLECA12234' have strong conspicuousness while those on the flowers of 'KLECA10220' have very weak to weak conspicuousness. The newly opened flowers of 'KLECA12234' are white whereas those of 'KLECA10220' are purple. The fully opened flowers of 'KLECA12234' are white with blue pink veins whereas those of 'KLECA10220' are blue pink. The aged flowers of 'KLECA12234' are white whereas those of 'KLECA10220' are blue pink.


PLANT: upright growth habit

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

PEDICEL: weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: double type, weak degree of lobing, strong conspicuousness of veins
COROLLA LOBE: inner side white (RHS NN155A) when newly opened, white (RHS N155B) with blue pink (RHS 73A) veins when fully opened and white (RHS NN155C) when aged; absent or very weak colour change due to environment, dark purple red (RHS 60B) at transition to corolla tube, truncate to emarginate apex

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLECA12234' was bred and developed by the breeder, Anita Stoever, in Stuttgart, Germany. The variety originated from an open pollinated cross conducted in August 2008 between the proprietary variety 'CA 08 0493', as the female parent, and pollen from an unknown male parent variety. Plants were selected from the progeny in May 2009 based on flower colour, plant growth habit and stable double type flowers. The resultant plants were evaluated in greenhouse trials from February to May of 2010, 2011 and 2012. 'KLECA12234' was selected for commercialization in July 2012 in Stuttgart, Germany.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'KLECA12234' was conducted outdoors in an irrigated hanging basket trial during the summer of 2015 at BioFlora Inc. 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 19, 2015. 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 10, 2015. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison table for 'KLECA12234' with reference variety 'KLECA10220'

Colour of inner side of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'KLECA12234' 'KLECA10220'
newly opened NN155A N74B
fully opened N155B with 73A veins 73A
aged NN155C N74D

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA12234' (left) with reference variety 'KLECA10220' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA12234' (left) with reference variety 'KLECA10220' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA12234' (left) with reference variety 'KLECA10220' (right)

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