Denomination: 'Balcabpea'
Trade name: Cabaret Peach
Botanical Name: Calibrachoa
Applicant/Holder: Ball Horticultural Company
622 Town Road
West Chicago, Illinois
United States of America
Breeder: Ball Horticultural Company, West Chicago, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2007-04-12
Application Number: 07-5858
Date Withdrawn: 2009-10-06

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'KLEC01061' (MiniFamous Apricot Dream)

Summary: The plants of 'Balcabpea' are taller than those of 'KLEC01061'. 'Balcabpea' has shorter leaves than 'KLEC01061'. The sepals of 'Balcabpea' are rhombic with no anthocyanin colouration while those of 'KLEC01061' are lanceolate with anthocyanin colouration present. 'Balcabpea' has two colours on the upper side of the corolla while 'KLEC01061' has more than two colours. The upper and lower sides of the corolla of 'Balcabpea' differ in colour from those of 'KLEC01061'. 'Balcabpea' has very weak conspicuousness of veins on the inner side of the corolla tube while 'KLEC01061' has medium to strong conspicuousness.


PLANT: upright growth habit, short to medium height, narrow to medium width

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

SEPAL: short to medium length, narrow, rhombic, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, medium diameter, salverform, very short to short pedicel
COROLLA: weak degree of lobing, two coloured on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: purple red to light blue pink (RHS 55B-D) with small to medium sized dark pink red (RHS 51A) eye marking at transition to corolla tube on upper side, dark purple red (RHS 187D) midveins with red to purple (RHS 54A) secondary veins, medium to strong conspicuousness of veins on upper side, light blue pink (RHS 65D) on lower side, rounded and truncate apex
COROLLA TUBE: medium length, yellow (RHS 7A) on inner side, very weak conspicuousness of veins on inner side
ANTHER: yellow before pollen dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Balcabpea' originated from a cross pollination conducted on October 6, 2004 in Elburn, Illinois, USA, as part of a controlled breeding program. The cross was between the female parent designated '2155-1B' and the male parent designated '2170-7B', both proprietary Calibrachoa breeding selections. The initial selection of 'Balcabpea' was made on August 15, 2005 based on flower colour, branching habit and time of flowering. The variety has been maintained since that time through the use of vegetative cuttings.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Balcabpea' 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 'Balcabpea' with reference variety 'KLEC01061'

Plant height (cm)

  'Balcabpea' 'KLEC01061'
mean 17.4 13.9
std. deviation 0.74 1.95

Leaf length (cm)

  'Balcabpea' 'KLEC01061'
mean 3.4 4.1
std. deviation 0.31 0.22

Main colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Balcabpea' 'KLEC01061'
newly opened - upper side N/A 10B-C
fully opened - upper side 55B-D 55A with 24B-C towards base and 37D towards apex
newly opened - lower side N/A 10C-D
fully opened - lower side 65D 55B-49C

Secondary colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Balcabpea' 'KLEC01061'
upper side 51A N34A with 53B in upper corolla tube

Tertiary colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Balcabpea' 'KLEC01061'
upper side N/A 24B-C towards base, 37D towards apex

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Calibrachoa: 'Balcabpea' (left) with reference variety 'KLEC01061' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'Balcabpea' (left) with reference variety 'KLEC01061' (right)

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