Kakegawa S85


Denomination: 'Kakegawa S85'
Trade name: Colourburst Trailing Pure White Improved
Botanical Name: Calibrachoa
Applicant/Holder: Sakata Seed Corporation
2-7-1 Nakamachidai
Breeder: Akinobu Ui, Sakata Seed Corporation, Shizuoka, Japan
Masao Bessho, Sakata Seed Corporation, Marslev, Denmark
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2006-03-31
Application Number: 06-5408
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-08-29
Certificate Number: 3306
Date rights surrendered: 2009-08-25

Variety Description

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

Summary: The sepals of 'Kakegawa S85' are smaller than those of 'Sunbelkuho'. 'Kakegawa S85' has a shorter pedicel and smaller corolla diameter than 'Sunbelkuho'. The inner side of the corolla tube of 'Kakagawa S85' is a darker yellow than that of 'Sunbelkuho'.


PLANT: creeping growth habit
SHOOT: thin, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration

LEAF BLADE: narrow elliptic, narrow acute apex, no variegation, medium green on upper side

SEPAL: elliptic, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single type, funnel form
COROLLA: medium degree of lobing, one colour on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: white on upper side, white on lower side, yellow and green veins on upper side, very weak conspicuousness of mid-veins on upper side, weak undulation of margin, mostly truncate apex
COROLLA TUBE: light yellow to yellow on inner side, very weak conspicuousness on veins on inner side
ANTHER: yellow before pollen dehiscence, yellow after pollen dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Kakegawa S85' originated from a cross conducted during 2001, in Kakegawa, Japan. The cross was between the female proprietary breeding line K8-1463 and the male proprietary breeding line 0B-11A-1. The selection of 'Kakegawa S85' occurred in 2002, based on its flower colour and trailing growth habit. The variety has been maintained since 2002 through the use of vegetative shoot-tip cuttings.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Kakegawa S85' 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 plant width where 5 plants were measured) on August 21, 2007. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Kakegawa S85' with reference variety 'Sunbelkuho'

Sepal length (mm)

  'Kakegawa S85' 'Sunbelkuho'
mean 10.1 15.5
std. deviation 1.85 1.65

Sepal width (mm)

  'Kakegawa S85' 'Sunbelkuho'
mean 2.0 3.8
std. deviation 0.82 0.63

Pedicel length (cm)

  'Kakegawa S85' 'Sunbelkuho'
mean 1.4 2.6
std. deviation 0.28 0.52

Corolla diameter (cm)

  'Kakegawa S85' 'Sunbelkuho'
mean 3.1 3.5
std. deviation 0.27 0.16

Colour of corolla tube (RHS)

  'Kakegawa S85' 'Sunbelkuho'
inner side 7A and 10C closest to 4A

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Kakegawa S85
Calibrachoa: 'Kakegawa S85' (left) with reference variety 'Sunbelkuho' (right)

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Kakegawa S85
Calibrachoa: 'Kakegawa S85' (left) with reference variety 'Sunbelkuho' (right)

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