Denomination: 'Balcabwitim'
Trade name: Cabaret White
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: 06-5287
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-09-29
Certificate Number: 3358
Date rights surrendered: 2012-09-27

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sunbelkuho' (Million Bells Trailing White)

Summary: The plants of 'Balcabwitim' are larger than those of 'Sunbelkuho'. 'Balcawitim' has a greater degree of lobing of the corolla than 'Sunbelkuho'. The undulation of margins on the corolla is medium to strong for 'Balcabwitim' while it is weak to medium for 'Sunbelkuho'. The inner side of the corolla tube is darker yellow for 'Balcabwitim' than it is for 'Sunbelkuho'.


PLANT: cascading to trailing growth habit, medium height, medium to broad
SHOOT: medium thickness, short to medium length, absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration

LEAF BLADE: medium length, narrow, elliptic, narrow acute apex, no variegation, medium green on upper side
PETIOLE: medium to long

SEPAL: short to medium length, narrow, rhombic, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single type, funnel form, short to medium pedicel length
COROLLA: small to medium diameter, medium to strong degree of lobing, one colour on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: white on upper and lower sides, very weak conspicuousness of yellow veins on upper side, medium to strong undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: yellow on inner side, short, very weak conspicuousness of veins on inner side
ANTHER: yellow before pollen dehiscence, yellow after pollen dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Balcabwitim' originated from a cross conducted during November 2002, in Elburn, Illinois, USA. The female parent was the proprietary Calibrachoa breeding selection designated as '1023-2' and the male parent was from a pollen mix of the designations '1015-1m-1a', '1015-1m-3b', '1031-3', '1032-4B', '1036-1', '2045-6', '2049-1', '2057-1', '2058-1', '2058-5', '2061-1' and '2074-1a'. The initial selection of 'Balcabwitim' was made on June 3, 2004 based on its branching habit, time of flowering, flower colour and semi-upright to prostrate growth habit. Asexual propagation since that time has been through the use of vegetative cuttings.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Balcabwitim' were conducted during the summer of 2007, in a polyhouse, in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 20 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 30 cm hanging baskets on May 1, 2007. Each basket contained 4 cuttings with a total of 5 baskets per variety. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety (except for plant height where 5 plants were measured) on July 3, 2007. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Balcabwitim' with reference variety 'Sunbelkuho'

Plant height (cm)

  'Balcabwitim' 'Sunbelkuho'
mean 12.7 8.6
std. deviation 1.48 1.08

Plant width (cm)

  'Balcabwitim' 'Sunbelkuho'
mean 58.2 45.8

Colour of corolla tube (RHS)

  'Balcabwitim' 'Sunbelkuho'
inner side 12A 8C with areas of 7D

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Calibrachoa: 'Balcabwitim' (left) with reference variety 'Sunbelkuho' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'Balcabwitim' (left) with reference variety 'Sunbelkuho' (right)

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