|Trade name:||Callie Star Pink|
Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Robert Pierce, Watsonville, United States of America
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2013-09-24|
|Date rights surrendered:||2017-09-24|
Variety used for comparison: 'Cal Paicoras' (Callie Star Coral)
Summary: The sepals of 'CBRZ0002' are shorter than those of 'Cal Paicoras'. The flowers of 'CBRZ0002' are larger than those of 'Cal Paicoras'. The upper side of the corolla lobes of 'CBRZ0002' are purple with a yellow lip and white to blue pink between the lobes while those of 'Cal Paicoras' are purple red with light red pink between the lobes. The lower side of the corolla lobes of 'CBRZ0002' are light blue violet with a flush of blue pink along the veins and margin while those of 'Cal Paicoras' are red pink with orange pink in the margin area. The apex of the corolla lobes of 'CBRZ0002' are rounded while those of 'Cal Paicoras' are cuspidate.
PLANT: upright to trailing growth habit
LEAF BLADE: narrow acute and obtuse apex, no variegation, medium green on upper side
SEPAL: no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, medium degree of lobing, two colours on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: upper side purple (RHS N74B) with a yellow (RHS 7A) lip and a white (RHS NN155B) longitudinal strip between the lobes that transitions to blue pink (RHS N74D), medium conspicuousness of veins on upper side, lower side light blue violet (RHS 76D) with a flush of blue pink (RHS N74D) along veins and margin, rounded apex
COROLLA TUBE: yellow (RHS 5A) on inner side, weak to medium conspicuousness of veins on inner side
Origin & Breeding History: 'CBRZ0002' originated from a cross pollination conducted in Gilroy, California, United States in June 2006 between the female parent identified as '1609-2' and pollen from the male parent identified as '1626-2'. The variety 'CBRZ0002' was bred and developed by the breeder Robert Pierce, an employee of Syngenta Flowers Inc., in Gilroy as part of a controlled breeding program. The resultant seed from the cross was collected and sown in a greenhouse in Gilroy in June 2007. In September 2007, a single plant was selected based on flower colour, plant habit and production characteristics.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'CBRZ0002' were conducted during the summer of 2012 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 20 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 30 cm hanging baskets on May 15, 2012. Each basket contained 4 cuttings with a total of 5 baskets per variety. All baskets were flowered in an outdoor area. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 26, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'CBRZ0002' with reference variety 'Cal Paicoras'
Sepal length (cm)
Flower diameter (cm)
Main colour of upper side of corolla lobe (RHS)
|newly opened||closest to N74B||duller than N57A|
|fully opened||more pink than N74B||closest to 58B-C with 45B-C at transition to tube|
Secondary colour of upper side of corolla lobe (RHS)
|newly opened||NN155B with N74D at transition to main colour||39C|
|fully opened||7A lip and NN155B to N74D||39C-D|
Colour of lower side of corolla lobe (RHS)
|main||76D with flush of N74D along veins and margin||51C with 29C in margin area|
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