|Trade name:||Million Bells Mounding Wine|
Suntory Flowers Limited
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Takeshi Kanaya, Suntory Flowers Limited, Shiga, Japan
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2014-09-29|
|Date rights surrendered:||2015-09-29|
Variety used for comparison: 'Sunbelao' (Million Bells Mounding Blue)
Summary: When the flower is fully open, the main colour of the inner side of the corolla lobe of 'Suncalwine' is purple to blue pink with brown purple mid-vein while the inner side of the corolla lobe of 'Sunbelao' is violet with darker violet secondary veins and darker violet at transition to corolla tube. When the flower is fully open, the secondary colour of the inner side of the corolla lobe of 'Suncalwine' is brown purple to dark purple red whereas 'Sunbelao' has no secondary colour. When fully open, the main colour of the outer side of the corolla lobe of 'Suncalwine' is purple to blue pink with brown purple veins while the outer side of the corolla lobe of 'Sunbelao' is violet with dark violet to purple mid-vein.
PLANT: upright to creeping growth habit
LEAF BLADE: obtuse apex, no variegation, medium green on upper side
SEPAL: no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single type, medium to strong degree of lobing
COROLLA LOBE: two colours on inner side, main colour of inner side is purple to blue pink (RHS 72B-C) with brown purple (RHS 187A) mid-vein when fully open, main colour of inner side of aged corolla lobe is blue pink to light blue pink (RHS 70C-D) with purple (darker than RHS 70A) mid-vein and purple (RHS 70B) secondary veins, secondary colour of inner side is brown purple to dark purple red (closest to RHS 187A-B) when fully open, secondary colour of inner side of aged corolla lobe is purple (RHS 70A), secondary colour is located at transition to corolla tube, medium to strong conspicuousness of veins on inner side, outer side is purple to blue pink (RHS 70B-C-D) with brown purple (closest to RHS 187A) mid-vein when fully open, rounded and truncate apex
COROLLA TUBE: inner side is yellow (RHS 9A-B) with dark brown (RHS 200B) veins, medium to strong conspicuousness of veins on inner side
Origin & Breeding History: 'Suncalwine' was discovered in September 2008 as a naturally occurring branch mutation of proprietary Calibrachoa selection '2572-2'. The discovery occurred at the OMI Research and Development Centre of Suntory Flowers Ltd., in Shiga, Japan. It was selected for its plant growth habit and flower colour. It was propagated by vegetative cutting and grown in pots in a controlled greenhouse environment in order to examine its botanical characteristics during trials conducted between April and September 2010. The new variety of Calibrachoa was named 'Suncalwine'.
Tests & Trials: The trial for 'Suncalwine' 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 July 2, 2013. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison table for 'Suncalwine' with reference variety 'Sunbelao'
Colour of corolla lobe when fully open (RHS)
|inner side - main colour||72B-C with 187A mid-vein||N82A-B with N81A secondary veins and at transition to corolla tube|
|inner side - secondary colour||closest to 187A-B||N/A|
|outer side - main colour||closest to 70B-C-D with closest to 187A mid-vein||N81B with N79A-C mid-vein|
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