|Trade name:||Million Bells Bouquet Brilliant Pink|
Suntory Flowers Limited
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Takeshi Kanaya, Suntory Flowers Limited, Shiga, Japan
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2012-09-26|
|Date rights surrendered:||2014-09-26|
Variety used for comparison: 'Sunbelrikupi' (Million Bells Trailing Magenta)
Summary: The plant of 'Suncalpi' has an upright growth habit while the plant of 'Sunbelrikupi' has a creeping growth habit. The plant of 'Suncalpi' is taller than the plant of 'Sunbelrikupi'. When fully open, the upper side of the corolla is blue pink for 'Suncalpi' while it is purple for 'Sunbelrikupi'. The inner side of the corolla tube is yellow for 'Suncalpi' with a dark purple red transition area while the corolla tube of 'Sunbelrikupi' is yellow. The veins on the inner side of the corolla tube are moderately conspicuous for 'Suncalpi' while they are strong for 'Sunbelrikupi'.
PLANT: upright growth habit
LEAF BLADE: narrow 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, one colour on upper side, upper side purple (RHS 67A) when newly opened with dark purple red (RHS 59B) mid-vein, blue pink (RHS 67B) with dark purple red (RHS 59B) mid-vein when fully opened, moderately conspicuous veins on upper side, lower side blue pink (RHS N66D)
COROLLA TUBE: inner side yellow (RHS 9B) with dark purple red (RHS 60B) at transition to corolla lobes, moderately conspicuous veins.
Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Suncalpi' originated from a controlled pollination, made from April to November, 2006, at Higashiomi, Shiga, Japan. The female parent was a proprietary calibrachoa variety designated 'P9' and the male parent was a proprietary calibrachoa variety designated '313-5'. Seeds from the pollination were germinated and grown to maturity. One plant was selected by the breeder in September 2007, in a controlled environment at Higashiomi, Shiga, Japan. The selected plant was propagated by cuttings and grown in a pot trial from April to September 2008. The new variety of calibrachoa was found to be distinguishable from any other varieties and was named 'Suncalpi'.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Suncalpi' 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 30, 2011. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'Suncalpi' with reference variety 'Sunbelrikupi'
Plant height (cm)
Colour of corolla lobe (RHS)
|upper side - newly opened||67A, with 59B mid-vein||N74A, with 59A mid-vein|
|upper side - fully opened||67B, with 59B mid-vein||N74B, with 59A mid-vein|
Colour of corolla tube (RHS)
|inner side||9B, 60B at transition to corolla||9A-B|
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