Denomination: 'KLECA12236'
Trade name: MiniFamous Compact Blue
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: 13-7851
Grant of Rights Date: 2016-08-26
Certificate Number: 5312
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2036-08-26

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'KLECA08170' (MiniFamous Light Blue) and 'Balcablav' (Cabaret Lavender)

Summary: The plant of 'KLECA12236' has a semi-upright growth habit whereas the plant of 'Balcablav' has an upright growth habit. The leaf blade of 'KLECA12236' is longer than that of 'Balcablav'. The pedicel of 'KLECA12236' is shorter than that of 'KLECA08170'. The transition to the corolla tube on the corolla of 'KLECA12236' is dark violet with no marking whereas that of 'KLECA08170' is blue violet with violet tones and no marking, and that of 'Balcablav' is dark violet with a small yellow wedge shaped marking. When fully opened, the corolla of 'KLECA12236' is blue violet while that of 'Bacablav' is violet to blue violet. The inner side of the corolla tube of 'KLECA12236' is yellow whereas that of 'Balcablav' is yellow to light yellow. The veins on the inner side of the corolla tube of 'KLECA12236' have strong conspicuousness while those of 'Balcablav' have weak conspicuousness.


PLANT: semi-upright growth habit

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

PEDICEL: weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single type, medium degree of lobing, weak conspicuousness of veins
COROLLA LOBE: inner side blue violet to dark violet (closest to RHS N87A, as dark as 86A) when newly opened, blue violet (closest to RHS N87A) when fully opened and blue violet (RHS N87C-D) when aged; very small to small rounded area of dark violet (RHS 83A) at transition to corolla tube, no colour change due to environment, truncate and emarginate apex
COROLLA TUBE (INNER SIDE): yellow (RHS 12A-B), strong conspicuousness of veins

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLECA12236' was bred and developed by the breeder, Anita Stoever, in Stuttgart, Germany. The variety originated from a hybrid cross conducted in August 2008 between the proprietary variety 'X 030', as the female parent, and the proprietary variety 'CA 05 0511', as the male parent. 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. 'KLECA12236' was selected for commercialization in July 2012 in Stuttgart, Germany.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'KLECA12236' 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 8, 2015. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'KLECA12236' with reference varieties 'KLECA08170' and 'Balcablav'

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'KLECA12236' 'KLECA08170' 'Balcablav'
mean 3.4 3.7 2.8
std. deviation 0.25 0.16 0.15

Pedicel length (cm)

  'KLECA12236' 'KLECA08170' 'Balcablav'
mean 1.5 2.1 1.7
std. deviation 0.27 0.23 0.38

Colour of inner side of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'KLECA12236' 'KLECA08170' 'Balcablav'
fully opened closest to N87A N87B N82A-B
transition to corolla tube 83A N87A with N82A tones 83B

Colour of corolla tube (RHS)

  'KLECA12236' 'KLECA08170' 'Balcablav'
inner side 12A-B 13B 5B-D

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA12236' (left) with reference varieties 'KLECA08170' (centre) and 'Balcablav' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA12236' (left) with reference varieties 'KLECA08170' (centre) and 'Balcablav' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA12236' (left) with reference varieties 'KLECA08170' (centre) and 'Balcablav' (right)

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