Denomination: 'Wescacandy'
Botanical Name: Calibrachoa
Applicant/Holder: Gartenbau und Spezialkulturen Westhoff GbR
Fresenhorst 22-24, Südlohn
Breeder: Heinrich Westhoff, Gartenbau und Spezialkulturen Westhoff GbR, Oeding, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2014-05-29
Application Number: 14-8342

Variety Description


PLANT: upright growth habit, tall
SHOOT: short

LEAF BLADE: short, broad, broad acute apex, no variegation, upper side light to medium green

PEDICEL: medium length
SEPAL: short, narrow, weak anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single
COROLLA: medium to large diameter, very weak to weak degree of lobing, very weak to weak conspicuousness of veins on inner side
COROLLA LOBE (INNER SIDE): more than two colours, purple (RHS 67A) when newly opened, purple (RHS 64B) with broad light yellow (RHS 8D) zone along fused part of corolla lobes and yellow (RHS 9A) when fully opened, blue pink (RHS 71D) when aged, truncate apex
COROLLA TUBE (INNER SIDE): main colour yellow orange (RHS 15B), medium sized area of main colour extending onto lower corolla lobes, absent or very weak conspicuousness of veins

Origin & Breeding History: 'Wescacandy' originated as a naturally occurring whole plant mutation of the calibrachoa variety 'USCAL91001'. The new variety was discovered and selected by the breeder in Südlohn, Germany in April 2013 based on its plant growth habit, flower size, flower colour and garden performance. 'Wescacandy' was selected for commercialization in April 2014, in Buelton, California, USA. Asexual reproduction by vegetative cuttings of 'Wescacandy' was first conducted in April 2013 in a controlled environment in Südlohn, Germany.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Wescacandy' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 20142182, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, in Angers, France. The trial was conducted by the Bundessortenamt, in Hannover, Germany, in 2015. The colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Calibrachoa: 'Wescacandy'

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