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Calibrachoa plant named `KLECA09210`
PP23470 Calibrachoa plant named `KLECA09210`
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Inventor: Klemm, et al.
Date Issued: March 12, 2013
Application:
Filed:
Inventors:
Assignee:
Primary Examiner: Haas; Wendy C
Assistant Examiner:
Attorney Or Agent: Jondle & Associates, P.C.
U.S. Class: PLT/413
Field Of Search: PLT/413
International Class: A01H 5/00
U.S Patent Documents:
Foreign Patent Documents:
Other References: UPOV ROM GTITM Computer Database, GTI Jouve Retrieval Software 2011/03 Citation for `KLECA09210`. cited by examiner.
Anonymous. 2012 Selecta Catalog, particularly pp. 18-61. Accessed Jul. 12, 2011. cited by examiner.
Pluto no PBR Citation for `KLECA09210` Nov. 15, 2010. cited by examiner.









Abstract: A new Calibrachoa plant named `KLECA09210` particularly distinguished by its single, purple flowers, and a semi-trailing form and growth habit, is disclosed.
Claim: We claim:

1. A new and distinct variety of Calibrachoa plant named `KLECA09210` as shown and described herein.
Description: Genus and species:Calibrachoa hybrid.

Variety denomination: `KLECA09210`.

BACKGROUND OF THE NEW PLANT

The present invention comprises a new and distinct variety of Calibrachoa, botanically known as Calibrachoa hybrid and hereinafter referred to by the variety name `KLECA09210`. The new variety originated from an open pollination made in June2006 in Stuttgart, Germany. The female parent was the proprietary Calibrachoa plant `CA060011` (unpatented), while the male parent was an unknown individual Calibrachoa plant.

The new variety was first propagated via vegetative cuttings in May 2007 in Stuttgart, Germany and has been asexually reproduced by vegetative cuttings and in-vitro propagation by tissue culture of shoot tips in Stuttgart, Germany for more than30 generations. The present invention has been found to retain its distinctive characteristics through successive asexual propagations.

`KLECA09210` has not been made publicly available or sold more than one year prior to the filing date of this application.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The following are the most outstanding and distinguishing characteristics of this new variety when grown under normal horticultural practices in Stuttgart, Germany. 1. Single, purple flowers; and 2. A semi-trailing form and growth habit.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PHOTOGRAPH

This new Calibrachoa plant is illustrated by the accompanying photographs which show flowers and foliage of the plant. The colors shown are as true as can be reasonably obtained by conventional photographic procedures. The photographs weretaken in May 2009 of a 5-month-old Calibrachoa plant; grown in a glass greenhouse in Stuttgart, Germany.

FIG. 1 shows the flowers and foliage at various stages of development.

FIG. 2 shows overall plant growth habit.

DESCRIPTION OF THE NEW VARIETY

The following detailed descriptions set forth the distinctive characteristics of `KLECA09210`. The data which defines these characteristics were collected from asexual reproductions carried out in Stuttgart, Germany. The plant history wastaken in May 2009 on 5-month-old plants which were planted as rooted cuttings in a 10 centimeter pot and then grown in a glass greenhouse. The plants had no terminal pinches after potting. Color readings were taken under natural light. Colorreferences are primarily to The R.H.S. Colour Chart of The Royal Horticultural Society of London (R.H.S.), Fifth Edition (2007).

DETAILED BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE NEW PLANT

Classification: Family.--Solanaceae. Botanical.--Calibrachoa sp. Denomination.--`KLECA09210`. Common.--Calibrachoa hybrid. Parentage: Female.--The proprietary Calibrachoa plant `CA060011` (unpatented). Male.--An unknown individualCalibrachoa plant. Growth: Form.--Semi-trailing. Habit.--Semi-trailing. Height (measured from the top of the soil).--6.0 cm. Width (horizontal plant diameter).--17.0 cm. Time to produce a finished flowering plant.--9 weeks. Outdoor plantperformance: Continuously flowering, healthy, good rain performance. Time to initiate and develop roots.--16 days. Root description.--Moderate density, moderate branching, white roots. Stems: Length of basal branches.--9.0 cm. Internode length.--2.0cm. Diameter of branches (from midpoint).--5.0 cm to 6.0 cm. Color.--RHS 145B. Texture.--Smooth. Anthocyanin.--No. Pedicel.--Color: RHS 144B. Length: 1.3 cm. Diameter: 0.2 cm. Texture: Smooth. Leaves: Arrangement.--Alternate. Size.--Length: 2.5cm to 3.5 cm. Width: 0.9 cm. Shape.--Lanceolate to elliptic. Apex.--Broad acute. Base.--Attenuate. Margin.--Entire. Color (immature and mature leaves).--Upper surface: RHS N138B. Lower surface: RHS N138 C. Texture (both upper and lowersurfaces).--Smooth. Venation pattern.--Pinnate. Venation color (both upper and lower surfaces).--RHS 144A. Petioles.--Absent. Flower bud: Shape.--Irregular to oblong. Size.--Length: 1.5 cm. Diameter: 0.5 cm. Color at tight bud.--RHS N144A. Inflorescence: Blooming habit.--Continuous flowering during summertime. Inflorescence type.--Single flower, determinate inflorescence. Floret type.--Funnel-shaped, single flower. Lastingness of individual blooms on the plant.--5 days. Fragrance.--Absent. Flowers: Immature flower.--Diameter: Horizontal: 2.3 cm. Vertical: 2.0 cm. Color: Upper surface: RHS 60C. Lower surface: RHS 64A. Mature flower.--Diameter: Horizontal: 2.8 cm. Vertical: 2.0 cm. Color: Upper surface: RHS 60C. Lower surface: RHS 64A. Corolla tube.--Color inside: RHS 6A. Color outside: RHS 1C. Tube length: 1.0 cm. Texture (outside): Moderate. Texture (inside): Smooth. Petals.--Apex: Obtuse. Base: Open, fused into the tube. Margin: Entire. Waviness ofpetals: Weak. Lobation: Weak. Texture (both upper and lower surfaces): Smooth. Sepals.--Calyx (composition): Rosette, actinomorphic. Shape: Lanceolate to elliptic. Apex: Acute. Base: Open, tube fused into the base. Margin: Entire. Length: 1.3 cm. Width: 0.3 cm. Color: Upper surface: RHS 138A. Lower surface: RHS 138B. Texture (both upper and lower surfaces): Smooth. Reproductive organs: Stamens.--Number: 5. Filament color: RHS 154A. Filament length: 0.7 cm. Filament diameter: 0.1 cm. Pollen color: RHS 11A. Pollen quantity: Sparse. Pistils.--Number: 1. Length: 0.3 cm. Diameter: 0.2 cm. Stigma color: RHS 149A. Style color.--RHS 149A. Fruit and seed set: No fruit or seed set observed. Disease and insect resistance: No particularresistance or susceptibility has been observed.

COMPARISON WITH PARENTAL AND COMMERCIAL VARIETIES

`KLECA09210` differs from the female parent Calibrachoa plant `CA060011` (unpatented) in that `KLECA09210` has purple flowers, while `CA060011` has dark blue flowers.

`KLECA09210` differs from the commercial variety `MiniFamous Burgundy` (unpatented) in that `KLECA09210` has more branching and a larger flower size than `MiniFamous Burgundy`.

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