Denomination: 'KLELE08621'
Trade name: Magadi White
Botanical Name: Lobelia erinus
Applicant/Holder: Klemm, Nils
Hanfäcker 10
Breeder: Nils Klemm, Stuttgart, Germany
Guido von Tubeuf, Stuttgart, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2008-03-31
Application Number: 08-6254
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-05-31
Certificate Number: 4081
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2029-05-31

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Lobtrawi' (Laguna White)

Summary: The growth habit of 'KLELE08621' is semi-upright while the growth habit of 'Lobtrawi' is semi-upright to horizontal. The plants of 'KLELE08621' are shorter and narrower than the plants of 'Lobtrawi'. The leaf blade of 'KLELE08621' is wider than the leaf blade of 'Lobtrawi'.


PLANT: semi-upright growth habit, medium degree of branching, medium to dense foliage
STEM: medium thickness, medium green, no anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence

LEAF: alternate arrangement, simple, elliptic to round/circular, acute and obtuse apex, attenuate base, dentate margin, no variegation, upper side medium green, no pubescence on upper side

SEPAL: narrow lanceolate, no anthocyanin

INFLORESCENCE: raceme, upright attitude, no anthocycanin on pedicel
UPPER COROLLA LOBE: acute apex, oblanceolate shape, white (RHS NN155D), no markings present
LOWER COROLLA LOBE: white (RHS NN155D), no markings present
PALATE: very small, two light green (RHS N144A) spots at base.

Origin & Breeding History: The lobelia variety 'KLELE08621' originated from a controlled pollination conducted in May-June 2005 in Stuttgart, Germany. The cross was made between two proprietary lines designated 05 0368 and 05 0357. The new variety was selected from the resultant progeny for criteria based on flower colour, early flowering, abundant flowering and plant vigour. The variety was evaluated in greenhouse trials in Stuttgart, Germany and assessed for growth habit, plant vigour and cold tolerance. Outdoor trials were conducted to assess plant and flower tolerance to heat and flower quality.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLELE08621' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2010 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of fifteen plants of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11 cm pots on May 6, 2010. Observations and measurements were taken from ten plants or parts of plants on May 27, 2010. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'KLELE08621' with reference variety 'Lobtrawi'

Plant height (cm)

  'KLELE08621' 'Lobtrawi'
mean 8.7 12.5
std. deviation 1.25 1.67

Plant width (cm)

  'KLELE08621' 'Lobtrawi'
mean 23.0 39.9
std. deviation 1.28 1.93

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'KLELE08621' 'Lobtrawi'
mean 1.6 1.2
std. deviation 0.12 0.16

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Lobelia: 'KLELE08621' (left) with reference variety 'Lobtrawi' (right)

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Lobelia: 'KLELE08621' (left) with reference variety 'Lobtrawi' (right)

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