Denomination: 'KLECA13257'
Trade name: MiniFamous Double Red
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: 13-7855

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'USCAL83901' (Superbells Double Ruby)

Summary: The intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the pedicel of 'KLECA13257' is absent or very weak while it is strong for 'USCAL83901'. The pedicel of 'KLECA13257' is longer than that of 'USCAL83901'. The corolla of 'KLECA13257' is narrower than that of 'USCAL83901'. When newly opened, the inner side of the corolla of 'KLECA13257' is dark purple red to red while that of 'USCAL83901' is darker purple red.


PLANT: upright growth habit

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

PEDICEL: absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: double type
COROLLA: medium to strong degree of lobing, very weak conspicuousness of veining
COROLLA LOBE: inner side is dark purple red to red (closest to RHS 46A-B) when newly opened, red (closest to RHS 46B) when fully opened and red (closest to RHS 46B) with purple red (RHS N57B-C) tones when aged; colour fades weakly due to environment, rounded apex
COROLLA TUBE: no markings or colour differences at transition to lobes

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLECA13257' originated as a hybrid cross bred and developed by the breeder, Anita Stoever, in Stuttgart, Germany. The cross was made between two proprietary varieties, the female parent 'CA 09 1174' and the male parent 'X J 901', in August 2010. Seedlings were selected in May 2011 based on their flower colour, stability in double-type flowering and plant growth habit. The selected seedlings were evaluated in greenhouse trials from February to May 2012, in Stuttgart, Germany. A single seedling was selected for commercialization and named 'KLECA13257' in July 2012.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'KLECA13257' was conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2016 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 April 20, 2016. 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 June 13 and 14, 2016. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'KLECA13257' with reference variety 'USCAL83901'

Pedicel length (cm)

  'KLECA13257' 'USCAL83901'
mean 2.7 1.8
std. deviation 0.59 0.30

Corolla width (cm)

  'KLECA13257' 'USCAL83901'
mean 2.4 3.5
std. deviation 0.04 0.09

Colour of inner side of corolla (RHS)

  'KLECA13257' 'USCAL83901'
newly opened closest to 46A-B darker and brighter than 53A

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA13257' (left) with reference variety 'USCAL83901' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA13257' (left) with reference variety 'USCAL83901' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA13257' (left) with reference variety 'USCAL83901' (right)

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