Denomination: 'Sunbelriapu'
Trade name: Million Bells Apricot
Botanical Name: Calibrachoa
Applicant/Holder: Suntory Flowers Limited
Administrative Division
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Breeder: Kazunari Iwaki, Suntory Flowers Limited, Shiga, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2007-03-30
Application Number: 07-5831
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-08-25
Certificate Number: 3564
Date rights surrendered: 2010-08-17

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'KLECA07146' (MiniFamous Compact Coral)

Summary: The leaves, pedicels and sepals of 'Sunbelriapu' are shorter than those of 'KLECA07146'. 'Sunbelriapu' is light red pink with a red eye on the upper side of the corolla while 'KLECA07146 is purple red to light blue pink with a purple red eye. The lower side of the corolla of 'Sunbelriapu' is orange pink while that of 'KLECA07146' is light blue pink. 'Sunbelriapu' has a shorter corolla tube than 'KLECA07146'.


PLANT: upright growth habit, medium height, medium to wide

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

SEPAL: very short to short, narrow, rhombic, weak anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, small to medium diameter, salverform, short pedicel
COROLLA: weak degree of lobing, two coloured on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: light red pink (RHS 37C-D) with small red (RHS 43A-B) eye marking at transition to corolla tube on upper side, red veins, weak to medium conspicuousness of veins on upper side, orange pink (RHS 27C) on lower side, cuspidate and truncate apex
COROLLA TUBE: medium length, yellow (RHS 12A) on inner side, medium conspicuousness of veins on inner side
ANTHER: yellow before pollen dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sunbelriapu' originated from a cross between the female parent '9PE1' and the male parent 'P3'. The cross was conducted in April 2003 at Higashiomi-shi, Shiga-ken, Japan. In September 2003, 50 seedlings were obtained from that crossing. Those seedlings were grown in pots in the glasshouse and evaluated. 'Sunbelriapu' was finally selected in September 2004 based on its growth habit, flower size and flower colour.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Sunbelriapu' 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 'Sunbelriapu' with reference variety 'KLECA07146'

Leaf length (cm)

  'Sunbelriapu' 'KLECA07146'
mean 2.8 3.7
std. deviation 0.26 0.23

Pedicel length (cm)

  'Sunbelriapu' 'KLECA07146'
mean 1.4 2.2
std. deviation 0.17 0.33

Sepal length (cm)

  'Sunbelriapu' 'KLECA07146'
mean 0.6 1.0
std. deviation 0.10 0.10

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Sunbelriapu' 'KLECA07146'
main - upper side 37C-D closest to 55B-C
secondary - upper side 43A-B more red than N57A
main - lower side 27C 62C-D

Corolla tube length (cm)

  'Sunbelriapu' 'KLECA07146'
mean 1.5 1.8
std. deviation 0.06 0.07

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Calibrachoa: 'Sunbelriapu' (left) with reference variety 'KLECA07146' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'Sunbelriapu' (left) with reference variety 'KLECA07146' (right)

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