Denomination: 'KLELE11773'
Trade name: Magadi Basket Dark Purple
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: 11-7207
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-05-23
Certificate Number: 4813
Date rights surrendered: 2017-05-19

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Purple Star'

Summary: The plants of 'KLELE11773' are shorter than those of 'Purple Star'. The shoots of 'KLELE11773' have medium density pubescence whereas those of 'Purple Star' have absent to very sparse pubescence. The leaves of 'KLELE11773' are larger than those of 'Purple Star'. The leaves of 'KLELE11773' have shallow margin incisions whereas those of 'Purple Star' have absent or very shallow margin incisions. The corolla of 'KLELE11773' is smaller than that of 'Purple Star'. The upper side of the lower lip of 'KLELE11773' has a medium to large only rounded white zone whereas that of 'Purple Star' has a small only elongated white zone. The lobes of the lower lip of the corolla of 'KLELE11773' are touching whereas those of 'Purple Star' are mostly free.


PLANT: attitude of shoots ranging from semi-upright to spreading
SHOOT: thin, medium green, weak anthocyanin colouration, medium pubescence

LEAF BLADE: shallow margin incisions, linear shape, acute apex, medium green on upper side, sparse pubescence on upper side

FLOWER: single
UPPER LIP: obovate lobes, inner side violet (RHS N80A-B)
LOWER LIP: upper side violet (RHS N80A), medium to large white zone on upper side, white zone on upper side rounded only, small and medium sized markings present, lower side violet (RHS N80D) with blotches of darker violet (RHS N80B) overlayed on white (RHS NN155D), lobes touching
COROLLA TUBE: outer side violet (RHS N80B)

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLELE11773' originated from a cross-pollination conducted in October 2008 in Kenya between the female parent 'LE 07082' and the male parent 'LE 080036', both proprietary varieties. Seedlings were selected in May 2009 in Stuttgart based on flowering time, flower colour, plant habit and vigour. The seedlings were evaluated in greenhouse trials between February and May 2010 and assessed for flowering time, flower quality, branching, plant habit and vigour. A single seedling was selected for commercialization and named 'KLELE11773' in August 2010.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLELE11773' 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 'KLELE11773' with reference variety 'Purple Star'

Plant height (cm)

  'KLELE11773' 'Purple Star'
mean 11.5 20.6
std. deviation 1.03 3.01

Leaf length (cm)

  'KLELE11773' 'Purple Star'
mean 4.3 3.2
std. deviation 0.30 0.43

Leaf width (cm)

  'KLELE11773' 'Purple Star'
mean 0.6 0.3
std. deviation 0.15 0.06

Corolla length (cm)

  'KLELE11773' 'Purple Star'
mean 1.8 2.6
std. deviation 0.17 0.18

Lower lip of corolla width (cm)

  'KLELE11773' 'Purple Star'
mean 2.0 2.5
std. deviation 0.07 0.18

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Lobelia: 'KLELE11773' (left) with reference variety 'Purple Star' (right)

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Lobelia: 'KLELE11773' (left) with reference variety 'Purple Star' (right)

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Lobelia: 'KLELE11773' (left) with reference variety 'Purple Star' (right)

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