USCAL5302M

Calibrachoa

Denomination: 'USCAL5302M'
Trade name: Superbells Lemon Slice
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: 2012-03-09
Application Number: 12-7543
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-09-29
Certificate Number: 4917
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2032-09-29

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'USCAL53002' (Superbells Yellow)

Summary: The leaf of 'USCAL5302M' is shorter than the leaf of 'USCAL53002'. The corolla lobe of 'USCAL5302M' has two colours whereas the corolla lobe of 'USCAL53002' has only one colour. The main colour of the inner side of the corolla lobe of 'USCAL5302M' is yellow orange whereas the inner side of the corolla lobe of 'USCAL53002' is yellow with light yellow margins. The secondary colour of the inner side of the corolla lobe of 'USCAL5302M' is white whereas 'USCAL53002' has no secondary colour. The colour of the outer side of the corolla lobe of 'USCAL5302M' is yellow orange to light orange along the green brown mid-vein with white secondary colour whereas the outer side of the corolla lobe of 'UCAL53002' is light yellow with a green brown mid-vein and yellow secondary veins.

Description:

PLANT: upright and mounding growth habit

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

SEPAL: no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single type, weak degree of lobing
COROLLA LOBE: two colours on inner side, main colour of inner side is yellow orange (RHS 14A-B), secondary colour on inner side is white (RHS NN155C-D), secondary colour is distributed longitudinally between lobes, weak conspicuousness of veins on inner side, main colour of outer side is yellow (RHS 14C-D) along the green brown (RHS 151C-D) mid-vein with white (RHS NN155C) distributed longitudinally between lobes, truncate and weakly emarginate apex
COROLLA TUBE: inner side is yellow orange (RHS 14B) with brown (closest to RHS 165A) veins, weak conspicuousness of veins on inner side

Origin & Breeding History: 'USCAL5302M' was discovered by the breeder and developer, Ushio Sakazaki, of Higashiomi, Shiga, Japan, as a naturally occurring branch mutation of the variety 'USCAL53002'. The discovery occurred in Germany on June 8, 2010, where the selection of 'USCAL5302M' was based on its unique combination of flower colour and colour pattern. The first propagation by vegetative cutting of 'USCAL5302M' took place on June 8, 2010 in Germany.

Tests & Trials: The trial for 'USCAL5302M' was conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2013 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. There were a total of 20 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 30 cm diameter hanging baskets on May 7, 2013. Each basket contained 4 cuttings with a total of 5 baskets per variety. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants or parts of plants on June 2, 2013. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'USCAL5302M' with reference variety 'USCAL53002'

Leaf length (cm)

  'USCAL5302M' 'USCAL53002'
mean 3.7 4.8
std. deviation 0.15 0.15

Colour of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'USCAL5302M' 'USCAL53002'
inner side - main colour 14A-B 9A-B with 9C margin
inner-side - secondary colour NN155C-D N/A
outer side - main colour 14C-D 9D
outer side - secondary colour NN155C N/A

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Calibrachoa: 'USCAL5302M' (left) with reference variety 'USCAL53002' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'USCAL5302M' (left) with reference variety 'USCAL53002' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'USCAL5302M' (left) with reference variety 'USCAL53002' (right)

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