USCALI411-7

Calibrachoa

Denomination: 'USCALI411-7'
Trade name: Superbells Dreamsicle
Botanical Name: Calibrachoa
Applicant/Holder: Plant 21 LLC
32149 Aquaduct Road
Bonsall, California
92003
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
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2007-02-23
Application Number: 07-5764
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-09-23
Certificate Number: 3632
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2027-09-23

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Sunbelfire' (Million Bells Crackling Fire) and 'Sunbelore' (Million Bells Tangerine)

Summary: The petioles of 'USCALI411-7' are longer than those of 'Sunbelore'. 'USCALI411-7' has lanceolate sepals while 'Sunbelore' has rhombic sepals. The upper side of the corolla of 'USCALI411-7' is orange red with red secondary veins and a red to orange red eye at the transition to the corolla tube while that of 'Sunbelfire' is yellow orange with light to strong red flecks and that of 'Sunbelore' is orange with red secondary veins and a red eye at the transition to the corolla tube. 'USCALI411-7' is orange brown to orange pink on the lower side of the corolla while 'Sunbelfire' is orange pink to light red pink with red pink at the apex of the midvein and 'Sunbelore' is orange pink with red pink at the apex of the midvein. The apex of the corolla lobes of 'USCALI411-7' are truncate while those of 'Sunbelfire' are cuspidate and those of 'Sunbelore' are cuspidate and rounded.

Description:

PLANT: upright growth habit, tall, medium width

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

SEPAL: short to medium length, narrow, lanceolate, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, small diameter, salverform, short to medium length pedicel
COROLLA: weak degree of lobing, two coloured on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: orange red (RHS 35B) with small red to orange red (RHS N30A-B) eye marking at transition to corolla tubeon upper side, red veins, weak to medium conspicuousness of veins on upper side, orange brown to orange pink (RHS 31C-D) on lower side, truncate apex
COROLLA TUBE: medium length, yellow (RHS 9A) on inner side, weak to medium conspicuousness of veins on inner side
ANTHER: yellow before pollen dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'USCALI411-7' originated from a controlled cross between the female parent 'CJ04-18' and the male parent 'CJ04-22' conducted on April 19, 2004 by the breeder Ushio Sakazaki, in Shiga, Japan . The new variety was selected as a single plant from the resultant progeny on May 24, 2005 in Gensingen, Germany. Selection was based on plant growth habit, time of flowering, flower size and summer performance. 'USCALI411-7' was first propagated by vegetative cuttings on May 25, 2005, in Gensingen, Germany.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'USCALI411-7' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2008 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trials 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 'USCALI411-7' with reference varieties 'Sunbelfire' and 'Sunbelore'

Petiole length (cm)

  'USCALI411-7' 'Sunbelfire' 'Sunbelore'
mean 1.8 1.6 1.1
std. deviation 0.29 0.15 0.16

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'USCALI411-7' 'Sunbelfire' 'Sunbelore'
main - upper side 35B with 46C secondary veins 13A with light to strong specks of 43A 24B-C with 45C secondary veins
secondary - upper side N30A-B N/A 45B
main - lower side 31C-D 37A-C with 52C at apex of midvein 29D with 52C at apex of midvein

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Calibrachoa: 'USCALI411-7' (left) with reference varieties 'Sunbelfire' (centre) and 'Sunbelore' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'USCALI411-7' (left) with reference varieties 'Sunbelfire' (centre) and 'Sunbelore' (right)

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