USCAL58205

Calibrachoa

Denomination: 'USCAL58205'
Trade name: Superbells Strawberry Punch
Botanical Name: Calibrachoa
Applicant/Holder: Plant 21 LLC
32149 Aquaduct Road
Bonsall, California
92003
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
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2010-02-25
Application Number: 10-6868
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-08-19
Certificate Number: 4590
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2031-08-19

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'USCAL66501' (Superbells Coralberry Punch)

Summary: The plants of 'USCAL58205' are narrower than those of 'USCAL66501'. The leaf blade of 'USCAL58205' has an obtuse apex while that of 'USCAL66501' has a narrow acute apex. The upper and lower sides of the corolla lobes of 'USCAL58205' differ in colour from those of 'USCAL66501'.

Description:

PLANT: upright growth habit

LEAF BLADE: obtuse apex, no variegation, medium green on upper side

SEPAL: no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, weak degree of lobing, two colours on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: upper side when newly opened purple red (RHS 58D) with dark brown (RHS N186C) secondary veins and dark purple red (RHS 59B) at transition to corolla tube, upper side when fully opened light blue pink (RHS 70D and 62C) to purple (RHS 61B) and dark brown (RHS N186C) at transition to corolla tube, upper side aging to light blue pink (RHS 62D), medium to strong conspicuousness of veins on upper side, lower side light blue pink (RHS 62C-D) with purple (RHS 64A-B) veins, emarginate apex
COROLLA TUBE: yellow (RHS 9A) on inner side, medium to strong conspicuousness of veins on inner side

Origin & Breeding History: 'USCAL58205' originated from a controlled cross between the female parent proprietary seedling 'CJ06' and the male parent proprietary seedling 'C459-04' conducted in Higashiomi, Shiga, Japan on May 8, 2006. The new Calibrachoa variety is the product of a planned breeding program developed by the breeder, Ushio Sakazaki, in Higashiomi. The new variety was selected as a single plant from the resultant progeny on July 17, 2007 in Bonsall, California, United States. Selection was based on growth habit, flower and eye colour and foliage colour. 'USCAL58205' was first propagated by vegetative cuttings on July 20, 2007 in Bonsall, California, United States.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'USCAL58205' were conducted during the summer of 2012 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 18 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 30 cm hanging baskets on April 19, 2012. Each basket contained 3 cuttings with a total of 6 baskets per variety. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 4, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'USCAL58205' with reference variety 'USCAL66501'

Plant width (cm)

  'USCAL58205' 'USCAL66501'
mean 46.6 54.5
std. deviation 2.19 2.73

Main colour of upper side of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'USCAL58205' 'USCAL66501'
newly opened 58D close to 54B
fully opened 70D, 62C 37B-C
aged 62D N/A

Secondary colour of upper side of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'USCAL58205' 'USCAL66501'
newly opened N186C with 59B at transition to main colour N186C with 53C at transition to main colour
fully opened N186C with 61B at transition to main colour N186C with 53C at transition to main colour

Colour of lower side of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'USCAL58205' 'USCAL66501'
main 62C-D 39C-D with tones of 54B at margins and midvein

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Calibrachoa: 'USCAL58205' (left) with reference variety 'USCAL66501' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'USCAL58205' (left) with reference variety 'USCAL66501' (right)

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