Denomination: 'USCALI413-8'
Trade name: Superbells Apricot Punch
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: 07-5767
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-09-23
Certificate Number: 3634
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2027-09-23

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'KLECA06120' (MiniFamous Compact Yellow Red Eye) and 'Kakegawa S79' (Colorburst Cats Eye Calico)

Summary: The plants of 'USCALI413-8' are taller than those of 'Kakegawa S79'. 'USCALI413-8' has longer leaves than 'Kakegawa S79'. 'USCALI413-8' has linear sepals while both reference varieties have rhombic sepals. The upper side of the corolla of 'USCALI413-8' is yellow orange with a red eye at the transition to the corolla tube while that of 'Kakegawa S79' is light yellow with a dark purple red eye. 'USCALI413-8' has a large eye at the transition to the corolla tube while 'KLECA06120' has a medium size eye and 'Kakegawa S79' has a small eye. The apex of the corolla lobe of 'USCALI413-8' is cuspidate and rounded while that of 'KLECA06120' is truncate. 'USCALI413-8' has strong conspicuousness of the veins on the inner side of the corolla tube while both reference varieties have medium conspicuousness.


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

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

SEPAL: medium length, narrow, linear, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, small diameter, salverform, short to medium length pedicel
COROLLA: very weak to weak degree of lobing, two coloured on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: yellow orange (RHS 13A) with large red (RHS 44A-B) eye marking at transition to corolla tube on upper side, red veins, medium conspicuousness of veins on upper side, light yellow (RHS 10C) on lower side, cuspidate and rounded apex
COROLLA TUBE: short, yellow (RHS 9A) on inner side, strong conspicuousness of veins on inner side
ANTHER: yellow before pollen dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'USCALI413-8' 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, flower colour, flower size and summer performance. 'USCALI413-8' was first propagated by vegetative cuttings on May 25, 2005, in Gensingen, Germany.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'USCALI413-8' 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 'USCALI413-8' with reference varieties 'KLECA06120' and 'Kakegawa S79'

Plant height (cm)

  'USCALI413-8' 'KLECA06120' 'Kakegawa S79'
mean 21.7 22.3 15.8
std. deviation 3.40 2.33 1.48

Leaf length (cm)

  'USCALI413-8' 'KLECA06120' 'Kakegawa S79'
mean 4.0 3.6 3.4
std. deviation 0.28 0.31 0.15

Colour of upper side of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'USCALI413-8' 'KLECA06120' 'Kakegawa S79'
main 13A 15C 9C
secondary 44A-B 43A 53A-B

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Calibrachoa: 'USCALI413-8' (left) with reference varieties 'KLECA06120' (centre) and 'Kakegawa S79' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'USCALI413-8' (left) with reference varieties 'KLECA06120' (centre) and 'Kakegawa S79' (right)

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