USCALI671M

Calibrachoa

Denomination: 'USCALI671M'
Trade name: Superbells Peach
Botanical Name: Calibrachoa
Applicant/Holder: Plant 21 LLC
32149 Aquaduct Road
Bonsall, California
92003
United States of America
Breeder: Ushio Sakazaki, Shiga, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2005-05-06
Application Number: 05-4877
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-08-17
Certificate Number: 2870
Date rights surrendered: 2014-08-17

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Cal Oran' (Callie Orange)

Summary: 'USCALI671M' is a calibrachoa variety which has small flowers that are orange pink in colour, whereas 'Cal Oran' has larger flowers that are orange red to orange in colour. The colour of the inner side of the corolla tube is yellow orange in 'USCALI671M' compared with 'Cal Oran' which has a yellow corolla tube.

Description:

PLANT: trailing to mounding growth habit, medium to broad width
SHOOT: medium thickness, medium length, weak anthocyanin colouration
LEAF: medium length, medium width, elliptic, narrow acute apex, medium green

SEPAL: short to medium length, lanceolate shape, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, funnelform, small diameter, short to medium pedicel
COROLLA: weak lobing, orange pink on upper side, orange pink with pink tones on lower side, red secondary colour at transition to corolla tube, red veins, veins moderately to strongly conspicuous, weak undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: short to medium length, yellow orange on inner side, weakly to moderately conspicuous veins
ANTHER: yellow before dehiscence, yellow after dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'USCALI671M' was developed from a mutation in a seedling C67-1, bred by the breeder. It was discovered as a branch mutation of C67-1on June 28, 2002 in Gensingen, Germany. The new variety was selected based on a semi-upright plant habit, unique flower colour and superior summer performance.

Tests & Trials: The tests and trials for 'USCALI671M' 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 10, 2006. All colour measurements were made using the RHS Colour Chart 2001.


Comparison tables for 'USCALI671M' with reference variety 'Cal Oran'

Diameter of corolla (cm)

  'USCALI671M' 'Cal Oran'
mean 2.6 3.3
std. deviation 0.13 0.22

Main colour of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'USCALI671M' 'Cal Oran'
upper side 29C-D 28A-B with pink tones
lower side 29D with pink tones 27A

Secondary colour of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'USCALI671M' 'Cal Oran'
upper side N30A N34A

Colour of corolla tube (RHS)

  'USCALI671M' 'Cal Oran'
inner side 17B 9A

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USCALI671M
Calibrachoa: 'USCALI671M' (left) with reference variety 'Cal Oran' (right)

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