Denomination: 'Suncalpink'
Trade name: Million Bells Bouquet Pink
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: 11-7234
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-08-19
Certificate Number: 4603
Date rights surrendered: 2014-07-31

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'USCALI11' (Superbells Pink)

Summary: The flowers of 'Suncalpink' are larger than those of 'USCALI11'. The upper side of the corolla lobes of 'Suncalpink' are blue pink when fully opened while those of 'USCALI11' are purple. The inner side of the corolla tubes of 'Suncalpink' have a yellow lip extending onto the corolla lobes while those of 'USCALI11' have no lip present.


PLANT: upright to trailing growth habit

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

SEPAL: no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, strong degree of lobing, one colour on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: upper side when newly opened purple (RHS N74A), upper side when fully opened blue pink (RHS N74B-C), medium conspicuousness of purple veins on upper side, lower side blue pink (RHS N74D) with darker blue pink (RHS N74C) around midveins, rounded apex
COROLLA TUBE: yellow (RHS 7A-C) on inner side, weak conspicuousness of veins on inner side

Origin & Breeding History: 'Suncalpink' originated from a controlled pollination of the proprietary variety 'S10' 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 'Suncalpink'.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Suncalpink' 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 'Suncalpink' with reference variety 'USCALI11'

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Suncalpink' 'USCALI11'
mean 3.8 3.3
std. deviation 0.08 0.14

Main colour of upper side of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'Suncalpink' 'USCALI11'
fully opened N74B-C N74B

Colour of corolla tube (RHS)

  'Suncalpink' 'USCALI11'
inner side 7A-C with 7C lip and N74A at transition to lobes 9A with more red than N74A at transition to lobes

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Calibrachoa: 'Suncalpink' (left) with reference variety 'USCALI11' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'Suncalpink' (left) with reference variety 'USCALI11' (right)

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