Denomination: 'Suncalpapu'
Trade name: Million Bells Brilliant Pink
Botanical Name: Calibrachoa
Applicant/Holder: Suntory Flowers Limited
Administrative Division
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Breeder: Takeshi Kanaya, 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: 2008-02-21
Application Number: 08-6185
Date Withdrawn: 2010-10-18

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Sunbelrikupi' (Million Bells Trailing Magenta) and 'KLECA05101' (MiniFamous Pink)

Summary: The plants of 'Suncalpapu' are upright while those of 'Sunbelrikupi' are trailing. 'Suncalpapu' has taller plants and shorter pedicels than both reference varieties. The corolla of 'Suncalpapu' has a weak degree of lobing while those of both reference varieties have medium degree of lobing. 'Suncalpapu' has no secondary colouration on the upper side of the corolla lobes while 'KLECA05101' has a yellow lip at the transition to the corolla tube. The upper side of the corolla of 'Suncalpapu' has weak conspicuousness of the midvein while 'Sunbelrikupi' has medium conspicuousness of the midvein. 'Suncalpapu' has medium to strong conspicuousness of veins on the inner side of the corolla tube while 'KLECA05101' has weak to medium conspicuousness of veins.


PLANT: upright growth habit

LEAF BLADE: obovate, broad acute apex, no variegation, medium green on upper side, no blistering

SEPAL: lanceolate, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, salverform
COROLLA: weak degree of lobing, one colour on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: upper side red purple (RHS N74A) with weak conspicuousness of veins, lower side blue pink (RHS 72D), truncate apex
COROLLA TUBE: inner side yellow (RHS 12A) with medium to strong conspicuousness of veins

Origin & Breeding History: 'Suncalpapu' originated from a cross between the female parent 'LBS67' and the male parent 'LBS68' conducted in April 2004 at Higashiomi-shi, Shiga, Japan. The seedlings from the cross were grown in pots in the glasshouse and evaluated. In September 2005, one seedling was selected based on its growth habit, flower size and flower colour. The selected plant was propagated by cuttings and grown in pots. The trial was carried out from April to September 2006 at Higashiomi-shi, Shiga, Japan. The botanical characteristics of that plant were examined and found to be distinguishable from any other varieties. The new Calibrachoa variety was named 'Suncalpapu'.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Suncalpapu' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2009 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 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 21, 2009. 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 9, 2009. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Suncalpapu' with reference varieties 'Sunbelrikupi' and 'KLECA05101'

Plant height (cm)

  'Suncalpapu' 'Sunbelrikupi' 'KLECA05101'
mean 21.1 12.7 17.9
std. deviation 2.63 1.35 1.92

Pedicel length (cm)

  'Suncalpapu' 'Sunbelrikupi' 'KLECA05101'
mean 1.5 2.4 2.0
std. deviation 0.16 0.41 0.36

Colour of upper side of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'Suncalpapu' 'Sunbelrikupi' 'KLECA05101'
secondary N/A N/A 7A

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Calibrachoa: 'Suncalpapu' (left) with reference varieties 'Sunbelrikupi' (centre) and 'KLECA05101' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'Suncalpapu' (left) with reference varieties 'Sunbelrikupi' (centre) and 'KLECA05101' (right)

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