Denomination: 'Suncallemon'
Trade name: Million Bells Bouquet Cream
Botanical Name: Calibrachoa
Applicant/Holder: Suntory Flowers Limited
Administrative Division
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Breeder: Takeshi Kanaya, Suntory Flowers Limited, Shiga, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2011-03-23
Application Number: 11-7233
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-08-19
Certificate Number: 4602
Date rights surrendered: 2014-07-31

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sunbelriki' (Million Bells Neon Yellow)

Summary: The plants of 'Suncallemon' are narrower than those of 'Sunbelriki'. The leaf blades of 'Suncallemon' are light to medium green and are shorter than those of 'Sunbelriki' which are medium to dark green. The flowers of 'Suncallemon' are larger than those of 'Sunbelriki'. The upper and lower sides of the corolla lobes of 'Suncallemon' are a lighter yellow than those of 'Sunbelriki'. The upper side of the corolla lobes of 'Suncallemon' have weak conspicuousness of veins while those of 'Sunbelriki' have medium conspicuousness.


PLANT: upright to trailing growth habit

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

SEPAL: no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, medium degree of lobing, one colour on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: upper side when newly opened light yellow (RHS 6C-D), upper side when fully opened light yellow (RHS 4D) with light yellow (RHS 6D) secondary veins, weak conspicuousness of light yellow veins on upper side, lower side light yellow (RHS 4D), rounded and truncate apex
COROLLA TUBE: yellow (RHS 9A) on inner side, weak conspicuousness of veins on inner side

Origin & Breeding History: 'Suncallemon' originated from a controlled pollination of the proprietary variety 'S9' with the proprietary variety '6800-305' in an isolated area in April 2008. Seeds from the pollination were germinated and grown to maturity. In September 2009, one plant was selected by the breeder based on its growth habit and flower colour. The selected plant was propagated by cuttings and grown in pots from April to September 2010 to examine its characteristics. As a result, this new Calibrachoa variety was named 'Suncallemon'.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Suncallemon' 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 25, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Suncallemon' with reference variety 'Sunbelriki'

Plant width (cm)

  'Suncallemon' 'Sunbelriki'
mean 57.8 63.6
std. deviation 0.49 2.44

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Suncallemon' 'Sunbelriki'
mean 3.3 4.0
std. deviation 0.21 0.51

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Suncallemon' 'Sunbelriki'
mean 3.5 2.6
std. deviation 0.23 0.16

Main colour of upper side of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'Suncallemon' 'Sunbelriki'
newly opened 6D 9A-B
fully opened 4D 9C

Colour of lower side of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'Suncallemon' 'Sunbelriki'
main 4D 9D

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Calibrachoa: 'Suncallemon' (left) with reference variety 'Sunbelriki' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'Suncallemon' (left) with reference variety 'Sunbelriki' (right)

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