USCAL84704

Calibrachoa

Denomination: 'USCAL84704'
Trade name: Superbells Grape 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: 2011-03-15
Application Number: 11-7219
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-08-19
Certificate Number: 4592
Date rights surrendered: 2016-08-19

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'USCAL68604' (Superbells Blackberry Punch)

Summary: The main colour of the upper side of the corolla lobes of 'USCAL84704' is violet while that of 'USCAL68604' is purple. The upper side of the corolla lobes of 'USCAL84704' has strong conspicuousness of veins while that of 'USCAL68604' has weak to medium conspicuousness. The lower side of the corolla lobes of 'USCAL84704' are violet while those of 'USCAL68604' are blue pink. The apex of the corolla lobes of 'USCAL84704' are truncate while those of 'USCAL68604' are emarginate. The inner side of the corolla tube of 'USCAL84704' has weak to medium conspicuousness of veins while that of 'USCAL68604' has strong conspicuousness.

Description:

PLANT: upright to trailing growth habit

LEAF BLADE: broad acute 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 when newly opened violet (RHS N80A) with dark violet (RHS 79A) secondary veins and black (RHS 203A) at transition to corolla tube, upper side when fully opened violet (RHS 77B) with darker violet (RHS 77A) secondary veins and black (RHS 203A) at transition to corolla tube, strong conspicuousness of veins on upper side, lower side violet (RHS 77B), truncate apex
COROLLA TUBE: yellow (RHS 8A) on inner side, weak to medium conspicuousness of veins on inner side

Origin & Breeding History: 'USCAL84704' originated from a controlled cross between the female parent proprietary seedling 'CJ08-76' and the male parent proprietary seedling 'CJ08-32' conducted in Higashiomi, Shiga, Japan on May 9, 2008. 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 May 27, 2009 in Bonsall, California, United States. Selection was based on flower colour and markings, and continuous summer flowering. 'USCAL84704' was first propagated by vegetative cuttings on May 28,2009 in Bonsall, California, United States.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'USCAL84704' 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 27, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'USCAL84704' with reference variety 'USCAL68604'

Main colour of upper side of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'USCAL84704' 'USCAL68604'
newly opened N80A with 79A secondary veins 61A-B
fully opened 77B with 77A secondary veins 61B

Colour of lower side of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'USCAL84704' 'USCAL68604'
main greyer than 77B N74C

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Calibrachoa: 'USCAL84704' (left) with reference variety 'USCAL68604' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'USCAL84704' (left) with reference variety 'USCAL68604' (right)

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