Denomination: 'KLELE10670'
Trade name: Magadi Electric Blue
Botanical Name: Lobelia erinus
Applicant/Holder: Klemm, Nils
Hanfäcker 10
Breeder: 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: 2010-03-19
Application Number: 10-6900
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-06-19
Certificate Number: 4535
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2031-06-19

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Tech Elebule' (Techno Heat Electric Blue) and 'Loboudtis' (Laguna Sky Blue)

Summary: The plants of 'KLELE10670' have upright attitude of shoots while those of 'Loboudtis' are semi-upright to horizontal. The plants of 'KLELE10670' are taller than those of 'Tech Elebule'. The leaves of 'KLELE10670' are larger than those of 'Loboudtis'. The corolla of 'KLELE10670' is longer than that of 'Loboudtis'. The lower lip of 'KLELE10670' is wider than that of 'Loboudtis'. The upper lip of 'KLELE10670' is a lighter blue violet on the inner side than those of 'Tech Elebule'.


PLANT: upright attitude of shoots
SHOOT: medium thickness, dark green, weak anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence

LEAF BLADE: margin incisions ranging from shallow to medium, elliptic and obovate, acute apex, dark green on upper side, absent or very sparse pubescence on upper side

FLOWER: single
UPPER LIP: obovate lobes, violet blue (RHS 96D-96C) on inner side
LOWER LIP: violet blue (RHS 96C-D) on upper side, small to medium sized white zone on upper side, elongated white zone on upper side, medium sized markings present, light blue violet (RHS 97A) on lower side, lobes touching
COROLLA TUBE: violet blue (RHS 96D, 94C) on outer side

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLELE10670' originated from an open pollination conducted in the summer of 2005 between the female parent 05 0047 and pollen from an unknown male. The new variety was bred and developed by Guido von Tubeuf in Stuttgart, Germany. Seedlings were selected in May 2006 in Stuttgart based on flower colour and quality. The seedlings were evaluated in greenhouse tirals in April 2007 and assessed for flower colour and quality as well as plant uniformity. A single seedling was selected for commercialization and named 'KLELE10670' in August 2009.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLELE10670' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2012 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 11 cm pots on April 23, 2012. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on May 29, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'KLELE10670' with reference varieties 'Tech Elebule' and 'Loboudtis'

Plant height (cm)

  'KLELE10670' 'Tech Elebule' 'Loboudtis'
mean 16.8 13.0 16.1
std. deviation 1.77 1.79 1.05

Leaf length (cm)

  'KLELE10670' 'Tech Elebule' 'Loboudtis'
mean 4.5 3.8 2.6
std. deviation 0.48 0.32 0.39

Leaf width (cm)

  'KLELE10670' 'Tech Elebule' 'Loboudtis'
mean 1.7 1.4 0.9
std. deviation 0.18 0.26 0.19

Corolla length (cm)

  'KLELE10670' 'Tech Elebule' 'Loboudtis'
mean 2.2 1.9 1.4
std. deviation 0.10 0.08 0.10

Lower lip width (cm)

  'KLELE10670' 'Tech Elebule' 'Loboudtis'
mean 2.1 1.8 1.4
std. deviation 0.10 0.15 0.07

Colour of upper lip (RHS)

  'KLELE10670' 'Tech Elebule' 'Loboudtis'
inner side 96D with 96C along midvein 96B with 94A along midvein 96C with 96B along midvein

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Lobelia: 'KLELE10670' (left) with reference varieties 'Tech Elebule' (centre) and 'Loboudtis' (right)

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Lobelia: 'KLELE10670' (left) with reference varieties 'Tech Elebule' (centre) and 'Loboudtis' (right)

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Lobelia: 'KLELE10670' (left) with reference varieties 'Tech Elebule' (centre) and 'Loboudtis' (right)

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