Denomination: 'US08CJ1601'
Trade name: Superbells Double Lavender
Botanical Name: Calibrachoa
Applicant/Holder: Plant 21 LLC
32149 Aquaduct Road
Bonsall, California
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
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2011-06-10
Application Number: 11-7313
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-08-19
Certificate Number: 4589
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2031-08-19

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'KLECA09208' (MiniFamous Double Amethyst)

Summary: The plants of 'US08CJ1601' are narrower than those of 'KLECA09208'. The flowers of 'US08CJ1601' are smaller than those of 'KLECA09208'. The upper and lower sides of the corolla lobes of 'US08CJ1601' are a different violet than those of 'KLECA09208'.


PLANT: upright to trailing growth habit

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

SEPAL: no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: double, medium degree of lobing, one colour on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: upper side when fully opened violet (RHS N82B-C), upper side aging to lighter violet (RHS N82D), medium conspicuousness of veins on upper side, lower side light blue violet (RHS 76B) with violet (RHS N82D) at margin, emarginate apex
COROLLA TUBE: yellow (RHS 12A) on inner side, weak to medium conspicuousness of veins on inner side

Origin & Breeding History: 'US08CJ1601' originated from a controlled cross between the female parent a proprietary seedling designated 'C360-1' and the male parent a proprietary seedling designated '05CJ29-5' conducted in Higashiomi, Shiga, Japan on May 10, 2007. 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 21, 2008 in Bonsall, California, United States. Selection was based on growth habit, flowering time and stability of double type flowers. 'US08CJ1601' was first propagated by vegetative cuttings on May 23, 2008 in Bonsall, California, United States.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'US08CJ1601' were conducted during the summer of 2012 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 18 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 30 cm hanging baskets on April 19, 2012. Each basket contained 3 cuttings with a total of 6 baskets per variety. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 4, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'US08CJ1601' with reference variety 'KLECA09208'

Plant width (cm)

  'US08CJ1601' 'KLECA09208'
mean 41.5 50.6
std. deviation 4.09 4.41

Flower diameter (cm)

  'US08CJ1601' 'KLECA09208'
mean 2.4 2.7
std. deviation 0.12 0.18

Main colour of upper side of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'US08CJ1601' 'KLECA09208'
fully opened N82B-C N81B-C
aging to lighter than N82D lighter than N80D

Colour of lower side of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'US08CJ1601' 'KLECA09208'
main 76B with close to N82D in margin area N81D

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Calibrachoa: 'US08CJ1601' (left) with reference variety 'KLECA09208' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'US08CJ1601' (left) with reference variety 'KLECA09208' (right)

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