Denomination: 'Balcabpurp'
Trade name: Cabaret Purple
Botanical Name: Calibrachoa
Applicant/Holder: Ball Horticultural Company
622 Town Road
West Chicago, Illinois
United States of America
Breeder: Ball Horticultural Company, West Chicago, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2005-02-18
Application Number: 05-4580
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-09-25
Certificate Number: 2920
Date rights surrendered: 2012-09-27

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'KLEC02070' (MiniFamous Dark Blue Evolution)

Summary: 'Balcabpurp' is a calibrachoa variety which has purple flowers that have no secondary colour, whereas the flowers of 'KLEC02070' are also purple but have a darker purple colour at the transition to the inner side of the corolla tube. The flowers of 'Balcabpurp' have less conspicuous veining on the upper side of the corolla than the flowers of 'KLEC02070'.


PLANT: trailing growth habit, medium to broad width
SHOOT: thin, medium length, medium to strong anthocyanin colouration
LEAF: medium to long in length, medium to broad in width, elliptic, narrow acute apex, medium green

SEPAL: medium to long in length, rhombic shape, no anthocyanin
FLOWER: single, funnelform, medium to broad diameter, short to medium pedicel
COROLLA: weak to moderate lobing, purple, no secondary colour, purple veins, veins weakly to moderately conspicuous, medium undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: medium to long, yellow on inner side, moderately conspicuous veins
ANTHER: yellow before and after dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Balcabpurp' originated in a controlled breeding program on November 14, 2002 at Elburn, Illinois, U.S.A. The female parent was the proprietary calibrachoa selection designated 2049-12, characterized by its dark veiny purple blue flower colour and prostrate growth habit. The male parent was a mix of pollen from proprietary calibrachoa varieties. The initial selection was made on June 11, 2003. Asexual propagation since that time has been through the use of vegetative cuttings.

Tests & Trials: The tests and trials for 'Balcabpurp' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2006 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 20 plants of each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 25 cm baskets on April 20, 2006. Each basket contained 3 cuttings with a total of 7 baskets per variety. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on July 11, 2006. All colour measurements were made using the RHS Colour Chart 2001.

Comparison tables for 'Balcabpurp' with reference variety 'KLEC02070'

Main colour of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'Balcabpurp' 'KLEC02070'
upper side N87A N87A
lower side N82B N87C

Secondary colour of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'Balcabpurp' 'KLEC02070'
upper side none 83A

Main colour of corolla tube (RHS)

  'Balcabpurp' 'KLEC02070'
inner side 13A 7D

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Calibrachoa: 'Balcabpurp' (left) with reference variety 'KLEC02070' (right)

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