Denomination: 'KLECA15269'
Trade name: MiniFamous Double 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: 2015-04-02
Application Number: 15-8566

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'KLECA09208' (MiniFamous Double Amethyst)

Summary: The plants of 'KLECA15269' are smaller than the plants of 'KLECA09208'. The intensity of anthocyanin colouration of the pedicel is weak to medium for 'KLECA15269' whereas the intensity is strong for 'KLECA09208'. The calyx lobe and flower of 'KLECA15269' are narrower than those of 'KLECA09208'. Upon opening, the inner side of the outer corolla whorl of 'KLECA15269' is dark violet with blue violet tones whereas the outer corolla whorl of 'KLECA09208' is violet. When mature, the main colour of the flower is between violet and blue violet for 'KLECA15269' while it is violet for 'KLECA09208'. The apex of the corolla lobe of 'KLECA15269' is rounded and emarginate whereas the apex is truncate and emarginate for 'KLECA09208'. The conspicuousness of the veins on the inner side of the corolla tube is weak for 'KLECA15269' whereas the conspicuousness is medium for 'KLECA09208'.


PLANT: spreading growth habit

LEAF: medium green on upper side, variegation is absent, narrow acute apex

PEDICEL: weak to medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: double type, weak conspicuousness of veins, medium to strong degree of lobing, strong colour change during growing season
FLOWER COLOUR (INNER SIDE): dark violet (RHS 83A-B) with blue violet (RHS N87A) tones when newly open, violet to blue violet (between RHS N82A and N87A) at maturity, light blue violet (RHS 85C-D) with blue violet (RHS N87A-B) along margins and veins when aged
COROLLA LOBE: rounded and emarginate apex
COROLLA TUBE (INNER SIDE): yellow to light yellow (between RHS12B and 8B), weak conspicuousness of veins

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLECA15269' was bred and developed by the breeder, Anita Stoever, in Stuttgart, Germany. It originated from a controlled cross conducted in 2011 in Stuttgart, between the female parent 'CA-2009-1014' and the male parent 'CA-2010-2116'. From the resulting progeny, selections were made, in 2012, for plant growth habit, double flower type and flower colour. Theses selections were further evaluated in 2013 -2014 using the criteria of time of flowering, plant habit and stability of the double-type flower. In July 2014, a single seedling was selected for commercialization and named 'KLECA15269'.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'KLECA15269' was conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2017 at BioFlora Inc., in St. Thomas, Ontario. It included a total of 20 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. The plants were grown from rooted cuttings, with 4 cuttings transplanted into each of five, 26 cm hanging baskets per variety in March 2017. Unless otherwise indicated, the observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants or 10 parts of plants on June 27, 2017. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'KLECA15269' with reference variety 'KLECA09208'

Plant height (cm)

  'KLECA15269' 'KLECA09208'
mean 11.6 12.8
std. deviation 0.55 0.96
number measured 5 5

Plant width (cm)

  'KLECA15269' 'KLECA09208'
mean 50.4 56.5
std. deviation 2.51 1.00
number measured 5 5

Flower width (cm)

  'KLECA15269' 'KLECA09208'
mean 3.2 3.6
std. deviation 0.12 0.14

Aged flower width (cm)

  'KLECA15269' 'KLECA09208'
mean 3.4 3.8
std. deviation 0.18 0.15

Colour of inner side of corolla (RHS)

  'KLECA15269' 'KLECA09208'
newly open 83A-B with N87A tones N81A-B
at maturity between N82A and N87A N81B-C
aged 85C-D with N87A-B along margins and veins 76A-B

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA15269' (left) with reference variety 'KLECA09208' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA15269' (left) with reference variety 'KLECA09208' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'KLECA15269' (left) with reference variety 'KLECA09208' (right)

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