Denomination: 'KLELE08623'
Trade name: Magadi Ocean Blue
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: 08-6255
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-05-31
Certificate Number: 4082
Date rights surrendered: 2016-05-31

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'KLELE06116' (Magadi Blue) and 'Tech Hepdab' (Techno Heat Upright Dark Blue)

Summary: The plants of 'KLELE08623' have an upright growth habit while the plants of 'KLELE06116' have a semi-upright growth habit. The plants of 'KLELE08623' are taller than the plants of the reference varieties. The stems of 'KLELE08623' have sparse to medium pubescence while the stems of 'KLELE06116' have absent or very sparse pubescence and the stems of 'Tech Hepdab' have medium to dense pubescence. The leaf blade of 'KLELE08623' is narrower than the leaf blade of 'KLELE06116'. The lower corolla lobe of 'KLELE08623' has markings present while the lower corolla lobe of 'Tech Hepdab' has no markings present.


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

LEAF: alternate arrangement, simple, elliptic to obovate, acute apex, attenuate base, dentate margin, no variegation, upper side medium green, absent to sparse pubescence on upper side

SEPAL: narrow lanceolate, no anthocyanin colouration

INFLORESCENCE: raceme, upright attitude, no anthocycanin on pedicel
UPPER COROLLA LOBE: cuspidate apex, elliptic shape, upper side violet blue (RHS 96A), no markings present
LOWER COROLLA LOBE: upper side violet blue (RHS 96A-B), markings small and violet blue (RHS 95B) in colour
PALATE: small to medium, white with blue markings on each lobe, two light green (RHS N144A) spots at base.

Origin & Breeding History: The lobelia variety 'KLELE08623' originated from a controlled pollination conducted in May-June 2005 in Stuttgart, Germany. The cross was made between two proprietary lines designated X 077 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 'KLELE08623' 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 'KLELE08623' with reference varieties 'KLELE06116' and 'Tech Hepdab'

Plant height (cm)

  'KLELE08623' 'KLELE06116' 'Tech Hepdab'
mean 17.3 10.9 12.8
std. deviation 1.55 1.06 1.09

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'KLELE08623' 'KLELE06116' 'Tech Hepdab'
mean 1.2 3.0 1.8
std. deviation 0.21 0.42 0.16

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Lobelia: 'KLELE08623' (left) with reference varieties 'KLELE06116' (centre) and 'Tech Hepdab' (right)

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Lobelia: 'KLELE08623' (left) with reference varieties 'KLELE06116' (centre) and 'Tech Hepdab' (right)

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