Denomination: 'Balcablitpi'
Trade name: Cabaret Light Pink
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: 2006-03-09
Application Number: 06-5286
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-09-29
Certificate Number: 3357
Date rights surrendered: 2010-09-20

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'KLEC04088' (MiniFamous Dark Pink + Eye)

Summary: The plants of 'Balcablitpi' are taller than those of 'KLEC04088'. 'Balcablitpi' has stronger degree of lobing of the corolla lobes than 'KLEC04088'. The upper side of the corolla of 'Balcablitpi' is a lighter blue pink than that of 'KLEC04088'. 'Balcablitpi' is red purple at the area of transition to the corolla tube on the upper side while 'KLEC04088' is dark purple red to brown purple. The lower side of the corolla of 'Balcablitpi' is violet while for 'KLEC04088', it is blue pink to light blue pink. 'Balcablitpi' has weaker conspicuousness of the veins on the inner side of the corolla and corolla tube than 'KLEC04088'.


PLANT: semi-upright to trailing growth habit
SHOOT: thin, weak anthocyanin colouration at stem base

LEAF BLADE: elliptic, obtuse apex, no variegation, dark green on upper side, no blistering

SEPAL: rhombic, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single type, funnel form
COROLLA: strong degree of lobing, two colours on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: upper side it blue pink with red purple at area of transition to corolla tube, purple green veins on upper side, weak to medium conspicuousness of veins on upper side, violet with lighter violet tones near corolla tube on lower side, medium undulation of margin, rounded apex
COROLLA TUBE: yellow and light yellow on inner side, very weak conspicuousness of veins on inner side
ANTHER: yellow before pollen dehiscence, yellow after pollen dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Balcablitpi' originated from a cross conducted during December 2003 in Elburn, Illinois, USA, as part of a controlled breeding program. The cross was between the female proprietary Calibrachoa breeding selection designated '2087-1' and the male proprietary Calibrachoa breeding selection designated '2080-1A'. The initial selection of 'Balcablitpi' was made on August 4, 2004 based on its strong light pink flower, excellent branching and mounding/trailing growth habit. The variety has been maintained since that time through the use of vegetative cuttings.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Balcablitpi' were conducted during the summer of 2007, in a polyhouse, in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 15 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11 cm pots on July 10, 2007. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety (except for plant width where 5 plants were measured) on July 3, 2007. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Balcablitpi' with reference variety 'KLEC04088'

Plant height (cm)

  'Balcablitpi' 'KLEC04088'
mean 10.1 7.7
std. deviation 1.13 0.85

Main colour of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'Balcablitpi' 'KLEC04088'
upper side lighter than N74C 73B with 73A at mid-veins
lower side 75D with tones of 75B near corolla tube 73B and 73D

Secondary colour of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'Balcablitpi' 'KLEC04088'
upper side N74B 60A (as dark as 183B)

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Calibrachoa: 'Balcablitpi' (left) with reference variety 'KLEC04088' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'Balcablitpi' (left) with reference variety 'KLEC04088' (right)

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