|Trade name:||Superbells Pomegranate Punch|
Plant 21 LLC
32149 Aquaduct Road
United States of America
Ushio Sakazaki, Shiga, Japan
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2014-09-29|
|Grant of Rights Termination Date:||2032-09-29|
Varieties used for comparison: 'USCAL84704' (Superbells Grape Punch) and 'USCAL66501' (Superbells Coralberry Punch)
Summary: The leaf of 'USCAL08501' is longer than the leaf of both reference varieties. The main colour of the inner side of the corolla lobe is red for 'USCAL08501' whereas the inner side of the corolla lobe of 'USCAL84704' is violet with darker violet secondary veins, and the inner side of the corolla lobe of 'USCAL66501' is orange brown with orange red tones and secondary veins, and light red pink along the margin between the corolla lobes. The veins on the inner side of the corolla lobe of 'USCAL08501' are less conspicuous than the veins on the inner side of the corolla lobe of 'USCAL66501'. The colour of the outer side of the corolla lobe of 'USCAL08501' is brown purple with a brown purple to dark purple red mid-vein whereas the outer side of the corolla lobe of 'USCAL84704' is violet with a darker violet mid-vein, and the outer side of the corolla lobe of 'USCAL66501' is orange red to light red pink with a brown mid-vein. The veins on the outer side of the corolla lobe of 'USCAL08501' are more conspicuous than the veins on the outer side of the corolla lobe of 'USCAL66501'.
PLANT: upright growth habit with overall mounding appearance
LEAF BLADE: obtuse apex, no variegation, medium green on upper side
SEPAL: no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single type, medium degree of lobing
COROLLA LOBE: two colours on inner side, main colour of inner side is red (closest to RHS 46B-C), secondary colour of inner side is brown purple (RHS N77A), secondary colour of inner side is distributed at transition to corolla tube, weak to medium conspicuousness of veins on inner side, outer side is brown purple (RHS 185C-D) with brown purple to dark purple red (RHS 187A-B) mid-vein, emarginate apex
COROLLA TUBE: inner side is yellow (RHS 12A) with brown (RHS 177A-B) veins, medium conspicuousness of veins on inner side
Origin & Breeding History: 'USCAL08501' originated from a controlled cross conducted by the breeder, Ushio Sakazaki, between proprietary seedling designated '07C557-02' as the female parent and '09CJ12' as the male parent. The cross was conducted in Higashiomi, Shiga, Japan, on May 6, 2009. 'USCAL08501' was selected as a single plant from the resultant progeny on May 27, 2010 in Bonsall, California, USA. Its selection was based on flower colour and colour pattern, strong garden performance, good flower coverage, and a great mounding plant growth habit. The first propagation by vegetative cutting of 'USCAL08501' took place on May 28, 2010 in Bonsall, California, USA.
Tests & Trials: The trial for 'USCAL08501' 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 12, 2013. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'USCAL08501' with reference varieties 'USCAL84704' and 'USCAL66501'
Leaf length (cm)
Main colour of corolla lobe (RHS)
|inner side||closest to 46B-C||N81B-C with N81A secondary veins||31B with 39A tones and secondary veins, and 37C along margin between lobes|
|outer side||185C-D with 187A-B mid-vein||duller than N81D with N79D mid-vein||39B-C with 177A-B mid-vein|
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