Denomination: 'KLECA12235'
Trade name: MiniFamous Neo White
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: 13-7850
Grant of Rights Date: 2016-08-26
Certificate Number: 5311
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2036-08-26

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'KLECA06122' (MiniFamous Compact White) and 'Suncalho' (Million Bells White)

Summary: The leaf blade of 'KLECA12235' is narrower with a narrow acute and broad acute apex while that of 'Suncalho' is wider with an obtuse apex. The pedicel of 'KLECA12235' is longer than that of both reference varieties. The sepal of 'KLECA12235' is longer than that of 'KLECA06122'. The flower of 'KLECA12235' is narrower than that of 'Suncalho'.


PLANT: semi-upright growth habit

LEAF BLADE: narrow acute and broad acute apex, no variegation, medium green

PEDICEL: no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single type, weak degree of lobing, absent or very weak conspicuousness of veins
COROLLA LOBE: inner side white (RHS NN155D), mostly truncate apex
COROLLA TUBE (INNER SIDE): yellow to light yellow (duller than 5C-D), absent or very weak conspicuousness of veins

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLECA12235' 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 0011', 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 flowering time. The resultant plants were evaluated in greenhouse trials from February to May of 2010, 2011 and 2012 in Stuttgart, and were further assessed for flowering time, flower colour, plant growth habit, pH sensitivity and branching characteristics. 'KLECA12235' was selected for commercialization in July 2012 in Stuttgart, Germany.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'KLECA12235' 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 varieties. 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 tables for 'KLECA12235' with reference varieties 'KLECA06122' and 'Suncalho'

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'KLECA12235' 'KLECA06122' 'Suncalho'
mean 1.0 0.9 1.5
std. deviation 0.10 0.18 0.14

Pedicel length (cm)

  'KLECA12235' 'KLECA06122' 'Suncalho'
mean 2.7 1.5 1.8
std. deviation 0.49 0.32 0.34

Sepal length (cm)

  'KLECA12235' 'KLECA06122' 'Suncalho'
mean 1.3 0.9 1.3
std. deviation 0.11 0.13 0.12

Flower width (cm)

  'KLECA12235' 'KLECA06122' 'Suncalho'
mean 3.1 3.1 3.8
std. deviation 0.12 0.12 0.25

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA12235' (left) with reference varieties 'KLECA06122' (centre) and 'Suncalho' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA12235' (left) with reference varieties 'KLECA06122' (centre) and 'Suncalho' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA12235' (left) with reference varieties 'KLECA06122' (centre) and 'Suncalho' (right)

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