USCAL85101

Calibrachoa

Denomination: 'USCAL85101'
Trade name: Superbells Over Easy
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: 12-7545
Date Withdrawn: 2014-09-29

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'USCALI386-2' (Superbells White) and 'KLECA07137' (MiniFamous Compact White)

Summary: The sepal of 'USCAL85101' is narrower than the sepal of both reference varieties. The degree of lobing of the corolla is weak for 'USCAL85101' while lobing of the corolla of 'KLECA07137' is medium to strong. The colour of the inner side of the corolla lobe of 'USCAL85101' is white with yellow secondary colour at transition to the corolla tube whereas the inner side of the corolla lobes of both reference varieties is only white.

Description:

PLANT: upright growth habit with overall mounding appearance

LEAF BLADE: obtuse apex, no variegation, medium to dark 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 white (RHS NN155C-D), secondary colour of inner side is yellow (RHS 6A), secondary colour is distributed at transition to corolla tube, very weak conspicuousness of veins on inner side, outer side is white (RHS NN155C-D) with light yellow brown (RHS 160A) mid-vein, truncate and emarginate apex
COROLLA TUBE: inner side is yellow (RHS 6A) with green brown (closest to RHS 151B-C) veins, outer side is light yellow brown (RHS 160A-B), absent or very weak conspicuousness of veins on inner side

Origin & Breeding History: 'USCAL85101' originated from a controlled cross conducted by the breeder, Ushio Sakazaki, between proprietary seedling designated 'CJ08-80' as the female parent and 'CJ08-32' as the male parent. The cross was conducted in Higashiomi, Shiga, Japan, on May 8, 2008. 'USCAL85101' was selected as a single plant from the resultant progeny on May 27, 2009 in Bonsall, California, USA. Its selection was based on flower colour and eye pattern, and suitability for the Superbell Punch series of Calibrachoa. The first propagation by vegetative cutting of 'USCAL85101' took place on May 28, 2009 in Bonsall, California, USA.

Tests & Trials: The trial for 'USCAL85101' 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 26, 2013. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'USCAL85101' with reference varieties 'USCALI386-2' and 'KLECA07137'

Sepal width (cm)

  'USCAL85101' 'USCALI386-2' 'KLECA07137'
mean 0.5 0.3 0.3
std. deviation 0.05 0.00 0.05

Secondary colour of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'USCAL85101' 'USCALI386-2' 'KLECA07137'
inner side 6A N/A N/A

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Calibrachoa: 'USCAL85101' (left) with reference varieties 'USCALI386-2' (centre) and 'KLECA07137' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'USCAL85101' (left) with reference varieties 'USCALI386-2' (centre) and 'KLECA07137' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'USCAL85101' (left) with reference varieties 'USCALI386-2' (centre) and 'KLECA07137' (right)

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