Denomination: 'KLELE11769'
Trade name: Magadi Basket White
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: 2011-03-04
Application Number: 11-7206
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-05-23
Certificate Number: 4812
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2032-05-23

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'KLELE06115' (Magadi White)

Summary: The plants of 'KLELE11769' flower earlier than those of 'KLELE06115'. The shoots of 'KLELE11769' have a horizontal attitude while those of 'KLELE06115' have a semi-upright attitude. The leaves of 'KLELE11769' are narrower than those of 'KLELE06115'. The leaves of 'KLELE11769' have medium depth margin incisions whereas those of 'KLELE06115' have deep margin incisions. The leaves of 'KLELE11769' have a broadly acute apex whereas those of 'KELE06115' have a mucronate apex. The lower lip of the corolla of 'KLELE11769' is wider than that of 'KLELE06115'.


PLANT: horizontal shoot attitude
SHOOT: medium thickness, dark green, absent or very weak anthoncyanin colouration, absent or very sparse pubescence

LEAF BLADE: medium depth margin incisions, oblanceolate, broadly acute apex, medium green on upper side, absent or very sparse pubescence on upper side

FLOWER: single, early flowering
UPPER LIP: obovate lobes, inner side white (RHS NN155D)
LOWER LIP: upper and lower sides white (RHS NN155D), no white zone, no markings

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLELE11769' originated from a cross-pollination conducted in May 2006 in Stuttgart, Germany between the female parent 'LE 060153' and the male parent 'LE 080114', both proprietary varieties. Seedlings were selected in May 2007 in Stuttgart based on flowering time, flower colour, plant habit and vigour. The seedlings were evaluated in greenhouse trials between February and May 2008 and assessed for flowering time, flower quality, branching, plant habit and vigour. A single seedling was selected for commercialization and named 'KLELE11769' in August 2010.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLELE11769' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2013 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 11.5 cm pots on April 11, 2013. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on May 23, 2013. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'KLELE11769' with reference variety 'KLELE06115'

Flowering time

  'KLELE11769' 'KLELE06115'
May 23, 2013 fully flowering flowering just starting

Leaf width (cm)

  'KLELE11769' 'KLELE06115'
mean 1.1 2.1
std. deviation 0.18 0.21

Lower lip of corolla width (cm)

  'KLELE11769' 'KLELE06115'
mean 2.5 2.1
std. deviation 0.12 0.11

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Lobelia: 'KLELE11769' (left) with reference variety 'KLELE06115' (right)

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Lobelia: 'KLELE11769' (left) with reference variety 'KLELE06115' (right)

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Lobelia: 'KLELE11769' (left) with reference variety 'KLELE06115' (right)

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