Cal Orngise


Denomination: 'Cal Orngise'
Trade name: Callie Orange Sunrise
Botanical Name: Calibrachoa
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Robert Pierce, Syngenta Flowers, Inc., Gilroy, 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: 2010-02-18
Application Number: 10-6840
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-08-23
Certificate Number: 4365
Date rights surrendered: 2014-07-11

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sunbelfire' (Million Bells Crackling Fire)

Summary: The leaf blade of 'Cal Orngise' is shorter than the leaf blade of 'Sunbelfire'. The apex of the leaf blade is broad acute for 'Cal Orngise' while it is narrow acute for 'Sunbelfire'. The pedicel of 'Cal Orngise' is shorter than the pedicel of 'Sunbelfire'. The apex of the corolla lobe is rounded to truncate for 'Cal Orngise' while it is cuspidate and rounded for 'Sunbelfire'.


PLANT: upright growth habit

LEAF BLADE: broad acute apex, no variegation, upper side light to medium green

SEPAL: no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, medium degree of lobing on corolla lobes
COROLLA LOBE: rounded to truncate apex, two colours on upper side, upper side yellow (RHS 12A) when newly opened with overlay of red (RHS 50A) in streaks and speckles, yellow (RHS 12A) when fully opened with overlay of dark pink red (RHS 50B) in streaks and speckles, ages to yellow (RHS 12A) with overlay of red pink (RHS 52C) and red (RHS 50A) towards corolla tube, weak to moderately conspicuous veins on upper side, lower side light red pink (RHS 38C) with tones of orange pink (RHS 29C) between veins
COROLLA TUBE: inner side yellow (RHS 12A) with weak to moderately conspicuous veins.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Cal Orngise' originated from a cross pollination conducted in Gilroy, California, USA in July 2006. The female parent was a proprietary seedling with apricot coloured flowers, designated 1511-1, and the male parent was a proprietary seedling with light orange flowers, designated 717-1. The resultant seed was collected and sown in a greenhouse in Gilroy in January 2007. A single plant was selected from the progeny in April 2007, based on criteria for flower colour, flower size, good branching characteristics, plant growth habit and continuous free-flowering.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Cal Orngise' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2011 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 11, 2011. 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 June 29, 2011. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Cal Orngise' with reference variety 'Sunbelfire'

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Cal Orngise' 'Sunbelfire'
mean 2.7 3.4
std. deviation 0.39 0.27

Pedicel length (cm)

  'Cal Orngise' 'Sunbelfire'
mean 1.2 1.9
std. deviation 0.26 0.41

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Cal Orngise
Calibrachoa: 'Cal Orngise' (left) with reference variety 'Sunbelfire' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'Cal Orngise' (left) with reference variety 'Sunbelfire' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'Cal Orngise' (left) with reference variety 'Sunbelfire' (right)

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