Denomination: 'KLESG12346'
Trade name: Big Falls Dark Blue
Botanical Name: Jamesbrittenia grandiflora
Applicant/Holder: Klemm, Nils
Hanfäcker 10
Breeder: Katinka Wilde, Stuttgart, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2013-02-08
Application Number: 13-7927
Grant of Rights Date: 2016-06-30
Certificate Number: 5277
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2036-06-30

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Scopia Great Violet Magic' and 'DANOVA886' (Snowstorm Blue)

Summary: The plants of 'KLESG12346' are larger than those of 'Scopia Great Violet Magic' and wider than those of 'DANOVA886'. The degree of branching on the plants of 'KLESG12346' is very dense while it is dense for 'DANOVA886'. The plants of 'KLESG12346' have longer shoots than those of both reference varieties. The leaf of 'KLESG12346' is shorter than that of 'Scopia Great Violet Magic'.


PLANT: horizontal growth habit, very dense degree of branching
STEM: weak to medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration

LEAF BLADE: simple form, broad ovate, incisions of margin present, dentate margin, medium number of teeth or lobes, no variegation, brown green (RHS 137C) on upper side, sparse pubescence

INFLORESCENCE: axillary position, cluster type
FLOWER: free arrangement of corolla lobes, strong degree of lobing, weak to medium undulation of margin of corolla lobes
COROLLA LOBE (INNER SIDE): blue violet (RHS N87B) with violet (RHS N82A) at transition to tube, when aged fades to lighter blue violet (RHS N87C-D)
COROLLA TUBE: funnel shape
COROLLA TUBE (INNER SIDE): yellow to orange
COROLLA TUBE (OUTER SIDE): dense pubescence, medium length hairs
ANTHER: positioned slightly above tube opening

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLESG12346' originated from an open pollinated cross conducted by breeder Katinka Wilde in Stuttgart, Germany in September 2009. The cross was made between the female parent 'G Lavender' and pollen from an unknown male parent. In June 2010, seedlings were selected and evaluated in greenhouse trials from February to June 2011 and in 2012 in Stuttgart, Germany. This variety was selected based on flower colour and size, good branching and production characteristics. In August 2012, a single seedling was selected for commercialization and named 'KLESG12346' in Stuttgart, Germany.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'KLESG12346' was conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2015 at BioFlora Inc. 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 15 cm pots on April 13, 2015. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on May 20, 2015. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'KLESG12346' with reference varieties 'Scopia Great Violet Magic' and 'DANOVA886'

Plant height (cm)

  'KLESG12346' 'Scopia Great Violet Magic' 'DANOVA886'
mean 11.3 7.3 10.6
std. deviation 1.26 0.98 1.15

Plant width (cm)

  'KLESG12346' 'Scopia Great Violet Magic' 'DANOVA886'
mean 37.9 29.3 29.8
std. deviation 3.10 1.81 2.38

Shoot length (cm)

  'KLESG12346' 'Scopia Great Violet Magic' 'DANOVA886'
mean 21.7 15.3 16.4
std. deviation 2.90 1.01 2.33

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'KLESG12346' 'Scopia Great Violet Magic' 'DANOVA886'
mean 1.7 2.1 2.0
std. deviation 0.08 0.21 0.11

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Sutera: 'KLESG12346' (left) with reference varieties 'Scopia Great Violet Magic' (centre) and 'DANOVA866' (right)

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Sutera: 'KLESG12346' (left) with reference varieties 'Scopia Great Violet Magic' (centre) and 'DANOVA866' (right)

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Sutera: 'KLESG12346' (left) with reference varieties 'Scopia Great Violet Magic' (centre) and 'DANOVA866' (right)

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