Denomination: 'USCALI413-4'
Trade name: Superbells Saffron
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: 2007-02-23
Application Number: 07-5766
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-09-23
Certificate Number: 3633
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2027-09-23

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'KLECA07152' (MiniFamous Compact Gold Red Eye) and 'Cal Goldey' (Callie Gold with Red Eye)

Summary: The plants of 'USCALI413-4' are wider than those of 'KLECA07152' and narrower than those of 'Cal Goldey'. 'USCALI413-4' has a red eye on the upper side of the corolla while 'KLECA07152' has a dark red eye. The veins on the inner side of the corolla tube of 'USCALI413-4' have strong conspicuousness while those of both reference varieties have medium conspicuousness.


PLANT: upright growth habit, medium to tall, medium width

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

SEPAL: short to medium length, narrow, rhombic, anthocyanin colouration present
FLOWER: single, small to medium diameter, salverform, short to medium length pedicel
COROLLA: weak degree of lobing, two coloured on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: yellow (RHS 9A) with small red (RHS 42A) eye marking at transition to corolla tube on upper side, red veins, medium conspicuousness of veins, light yellow (RHS 10C) on lower side, cuspidate to rounded apex
COROLLA TUBE: medium length, yellow (RHS 9A) with dark brown (RHS 200A) veins on inner side, strong conspicuousness of veins on inner side
ANTHER: whitish cream before pollen dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'USCALI413-4' originated from a controlled cross between the female parent 'CJ04-23' and the male parent 'CJ04-22' conducted on April 17, 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 flower colour, plant growth habit, time of flowering and summer performance. 'USCALI413-4' was first propagated by vegetative cuttings on May 25, 2005, in Gensingen, Germany.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'USCALI413-4' 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 cutting 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 'USCALI413-4' with reference varieties 'KLECA07152' and 'Cal Goldey'

Plant width (cm)

  'USCALI413-4' 'KLECA07152' 'Cal Goldey'
mean 57.9 52.0 67.2
std. deviation 3.65 4.23 0.29

Secondary colour of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'USCALI413-4' 'KLECA07152' 'Cal Goldey'
upper side 42A N34A closest to 34A

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Calibrachoa: 'USCALI413-4' (left) with reference varieties 'KLECA07152' (centre) and 'Cal Goldey' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'USCALI413-4' (left) with reference varieties 'KLECA07152' (centre) and 'Cal Goldey' (right)

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