Denomination: 'USCALI214-1'
Trade name: Superbells Coral
Botanical Name: Calibrachoa
Applicant/Holder: Plant 21 LLC
32149 Aquaduct Road
Bonsall, California
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
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2006-03-21
Application Number: 06-5383
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-08-29
Certificate Number: 3300
Date rights surrendered: 2012-09-06

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'KLEC02004' (MiniFamous Peach) and 'Kakegawa S69' (Colorburst Melon)

Summary: The plants of 'USCALI214-1' are taller than those of both reference varieties. Intensity of anthocyanin colouration of the shoot is weak to moderate for 'USCALI214-1' while it is strong to very strong for 'Kakegawa S69' and very weak to weak for 'KLEC02004'. The main colour on the upper side of the corolla of 'USCALI214-1' is red pink with red secondary veins while for 'Kakegawa S69', it is light red pink with red pink near the mid-veins with orange red secondary veins and for 'KLEC02004', it is purple red along the margins fading to light red pink towards the base. The main colour on the lower side of the corolla lobe is light blue pink with purple red around the mid-veins for 'USCALI214-1' while for 'Kakegawa S69' it is light red pink with red pink around the mid-veins and for 'KLEC02004', it is blue pink around the mid-veins. 'USCALI214-1' has weak to medium undulation of the corolla margin while both reference varieties have medium to strong undulation of the corolla margin.


PLANT: horizontal to semi-upright growth habit, tall, broad
SHOOT: medium to thick, long, weak to medium anthocyanin colouration

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

SEPAL: short to medium length, narrow, lanceolate, anthocyanin present
FLOWER: single type, funnel form, medium pedicel length
COROLLA: small to medium diameter, medium degree of lobing, two colours on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: upper side is red pink with red at the transition to corolla tube, dark red mid-vein with red secondary veins on upper side, medium conspicuousness of veins on upper side, light blue pink with purple red around mid veins on lower side, weak to medium undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: medium to long, yellow orange on inner side, weak to medium conspicuousness of veins on inner side
ANTHER: yellow before pollen dehiscence, yellow after pollen dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'USCALI214-1' originated from a controlled cross between the female parent 'CJ03-98' and the male parent 'CJ03-110'. The cross took place on April 14, 2003 in Hikone, Shiga, Japan. The new Calibrachoa was selected as a single plant from the resultant progeny on June 4, 2004 in Gensingen, Germany and was then propagated by vegetative cuttings. 'USCALI214-1' was selected based on plant growth habit, heat tolerance, flower size and resistance to Thielaviopsis.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'USCALI214-1' 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 hanging basket contained 4 cuttings with a total of 5 baskets per variety. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety (except plant height where 5 plants were measured) on July 7, 2007. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'USCALI214-1' with reference varieties 'KLEC02004' and 'Kakegawa S69'

Plant height (cm)

  'USCALI214-1' 'KLEC02004' 'Kakegawa S69'
mean 19.9 10.4 13.6
std. deviation 2.70 1.19 2.07

Main colour of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'USCALI214-1' 'KLEC02004' 'Kakegawa S69'
upper side 52B with secondary veins close to 50A 41D with 48C close to mid-vein; 41C secondary veins N57D along margins, fading to 38A towards base
lower side 54D with 54B around mid-vein 49B with 49A around mid-vein 49C with 71D around mid-vein

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Calibrachoa: 'USCALI214-1' (left) with reference varieties 'KLEC02004' (center) and 'Kakegawa S69' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'USCALI214-1' (left) with reference varieties 'KLEC02004' (center) and 'Kakegawa S69' (right)

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