Denomination: 'Caluplivi'
Trade name: Superbells Trailing Light Blue
Botanical Name: Calibrachoa
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Johannes S.N. Oud, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Enkhuizen, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2006-10-16
Application Number: 06-5610
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-09-23
Certificate Number: 3613
Date rights surrendered: 2011-09-22

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'KLEC03092' (MiniFamous Blue)

Summary: The plants of 'Caluplivi' are taller than those of 'KLEC03092'. 'Caluplivi' has smaller flowers than 'KLEC03092'. The corolla of 'Caluplivi' has weak degree of lobing while that of 'KLEC03092' has medium degree of lobing. 'Caluplivi' differs from 'KLEC03092' in the colour on the upper and lower sides of the corolla. The conspicuouness of veins on the upper side of the corolla lobes and on the inner side of the corolla tube is stronger for 'Caluplivi' than for 'KLEC03092'.


PLANT: upright and trailing growth habit, very short to short, narrow

LEAF BLADE: short, elliptic and obovate, narrow acute to broad acute apex, no variegation, medium green on upper side, no blistering
PETIOLE: short

SEPAL: short, narrow, lanceolate, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, small diameter, salverform, short pedicel
COROLLA: weak degree of lobing, one coloured on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: light blue violet (RHS 85A-C) with violet (RHS N82B-C) secondary veins and a small dark violet (RHS 79A) eye marking at transition to corolla tube on upper side, purple veins, strong conspicuousness of veins on upper side, light blue violet (RHS 85A) on lower side, rounded apex
COROLLA TUBE: medium length, yellow (RHS 9A) on inner side, medium conspicuousness of veins on inner side
ANTHER: yellow before pollen dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Caluplivi' originated from a controlled cross in 2003 between the female parent identified as C4459 and the male parent identified as C1517. The cross was conducted by the breeder J. Oud in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. The new variety 'Caluplivi' was selected from the resultant progeny as a single plant in 2004 based on plant growth habit, flower colour and time of flowering. Asexual reproduction by cuttings was first conducted in August 2004 in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Caluplivi' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2008 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 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 23, 2008. Each basket contained 4 cuttings with a total of 5 baskets per variety. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on July 22, 2008. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Caluplivi' with reference variety 'KLEC03092'

Plant height (cm)

  'Caluplivi' 'KLEC03092'
mean 11.4 8.9
std. deviation 1.08 1.08

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Caluplivi' 'KLEC03092'
mean 2.8 3.5
std. deviation 0.12 0.12

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Caluplivi' 'KLEC03092'
main - upper side 85A fading to 85C with N82B-C secondary veins N87A
secondary - upper side darker than 79A eye 7B tongue
main - lower side 85A N88D

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Calibrachoa: 'Caluplivi' (left) with reference variety 'KLEC03092' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'Caluplivi' (left) with reference variety 'KLEC03092' (right)

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