Denomination: 'Balcabpiken'
Trade name: Cabaret Pink Vein
Botanical Name: Calibrachoa
Applicant/Holder: Ball Horticultural Company
622 Town Road
West Chicago, Illinois
United States of America
Breeder: Jianping Ren, Ball Horticultural Company, Elburn, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2011-03-22
Application Number: 11-7228
Date Withdrawn: 2014-05-09

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balcanerry' (Can-Can Strawberry)

Summary: The veins of 'Balcabpiken' are purple and have a very strong conspicuousness while those of 'Balcanerry' are dark purple red with a strong conspicuousness. The secondary colour on the upper side of the corolla lobes of 'Balcabpiken' is a different dark purple red than that of 'Balcanerry'. The corolla tubes of 'Balcabpiken' are shorter than those of 'Balcanerry'.


PLANT: creeping growth habit

LEAF BLADE: narrow acute apex, medium to dark green on upper side

SEPAL: no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, medium degree of lobing, purple (RHS 71A) veins
COROLLA LOBE: two colours on upper side, when newly opened upper side white (RHS NN155C) with dark purple red (RHS 60A) at transition to corolla tube, when fully opened upper side white (RHS NN155B) with purple (RHS 61A) at transition to corolla tube, very strong conspicuousness of veins on upper side, lower side white (RHS NN155C) with blue pink (RHS N74D) in interveinal area at mid-vein, truncate apex
COROLLA TUBE: yellow orange (RHS 13A-B) on inner side, medium conspicuousness of veins on inner side

Origin & Breeding History: 'Balcabpiken' originated from a cross pollination conducted in November 2005 in Elburn, Illinois, United States as part of a controlled breeding program. The female parent was the proprietary breeding selection designated 2210-1B and the male parent was the proprietary breeding selection designated 2198B-1. The initial selection of 'Balcabpiken' was made in May 2008 based on flower colour and branching characteristics. Asexual propagation since that time has been through the use of vegetative cuttings.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Balcabpiken' were conducted in 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 15 cm shallow pots on August 7, 2012. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on September 28, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Balcabpiken' with reference variety 'Balcanerry'

Colour of upper side of corolla (RHS)

  'Balcabpiken' 'Balcanerry'
veins 71A 53A
secondary/newly opened 60A 53B
secondary/fully opened 61A 53B

Length of corolla tube (cm)

  'Balcabpiken' 'Balcanerry'
mean 1.2 1.5
std. deviation 0.07 0.07

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Calibrachoa: 'Balcabpiken' (left) with reference variety 'Balcanerry' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'Balcabpiken' (left) with reference variety 'Balcanerry' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'Balcabpiken' (left) with reference variety 'Balcanerry' (right)

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