Denomination: 'Incalimred'
Trade name: Superbells Red Imp.
Botanical Name: Calibrachoa
Applicant/Holder: InnovaPlant Zierpflanzen GmbH & Co. KG
Postfach 113
Breeder: Birgit Hofmann, InnovaPlant Zierpflanzen GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2016-03-30
Application Number: 16-8847

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Sunbel 871' (Million Bells Bouquet Deep Red) and 'Cabaret Red'

Summary: The plants of 'Incalimred' are shorter than the plants of 'Sunbel 871' and 'Cabaret Red'. The plants of 'Incalimred' are narrower than those of 'Sunbel 871'. The main colour of the upper side of the leaf blade for 'Incalimred' is medium green whereas it is dark green for 'Sunbel 871'. The pedicel length for 'Incalimred' is shorter than the pedicel length for both references. The intensity of anthocyanin colouration of the pedicel for 'Incalimred' is strong whereas the intensity is medium for 'Sunbel 871'. The degree of lobing for the corolla of 'Incalimred' is medium whereas it is weak for 'Sunbel 871'. The main color of the inner side of the corolla for 'Incalimred' is red with purple red tones, whereas the inner side of the corolla is dark purple red for both reference varieties. The main color of the outer side of the corolla for 'Incalimred' is blue pink whereas it is darker blue pink for 'Sunbel 871' and purple red to blue pink for 'Cabaret Red'.


PLANT: semi-upright to spreading growth habit

LEAF: medium green on upper side, variegation is absent, obtuse apex

PEDICEL: strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single type, weak conspicuousness of veins, medium degree of lobing
FLOWER COLOUR (INNER SIDE): dark purple red (RHS 46A) when newly open, red (RHS 46B-C) with purple red tones (RHS N57A) at maturity, red (redder than RHS 42A and 46C) when aged
COROLLA LOBE: truncate apex
AREA OF COLOUR CHANGE AT TRANSITION TO COROLLA TUBE: absent or very small, brown purple (RHS N186C)
COROLLA TUBE (INNER SIDE): yellow orange (RHS 13A) and yellow (RHS 12A), weak to medium conspicuousness of veins

Origin & Breeding History: 'Incalimred' was bred and developed by the breeder, Mrs. Birgit Hofmann, an employee of InnovaPlant GmbH. & Co. KG., Gensingen, Germany. It originated from a controlled cross conducted in December 2013 in Heidesheim, Germany, between the female parent variety 'Aloha Cherry' and a proprietary breeding line designated 'Ca12-3023-4' as the male parent. From the resulting progeny 'Incalimred' was selected in June 2014, based on criteria for early flowering, flower size, good branching and plant vigour. Asexual reproduction of 'Incalimred' was first conducted by vegetative cuttings in June 2014, in Gensingen, Germany.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Incalimred' was conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2017 at BioFlora Inc., in St. Thomas, Ontario. It included a total of 20 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. The plants were grown from rooted cuttings, with 4 cuttings each transplanted into one of five, 26 cm hanging basket, per variety, on May 2, 2017. Unless otherwise stated, the observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants or 10 parts of plants of each variety on June 27, 2017. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Incalimred' with reference varieties 'Sunbel 871' and 'Cabaret Red'

Plant height (cm)

  'Incalimred' 'Sunbel 871' 'Cabaret Red'
mean 16.4 21.6 19.0
std. deviation 1.14 1.67 1.52
number measured 5 5 5

Plant width (cm)

  'Incalimred' 'Sunbel 871' 'Cabaret Red'
mean 53.8 61.0 52.4
std. deviation 2.86 2.92 2.30
number measured 5 5 5

Pedicel length (cm)

  'Incalimred' 'Sunbel 871' 'Cabaret Red'
mean 1.0 1.4 1.3
std. deviation 0.28 0.34 0.44

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Incalimred' 'Sunbel 871' 'Cabaret Red'
inner side (newly open) 46A 53A 53A
inner side (at maturity) 46B-C with N57A tones 53A,46A 53A with 46A tones
inner side (when aged) redder than 42A,46C 46B-C 45B,46C
outer side 63B-C 63B 63A-B

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Calibrachoa: 'Incalimred' (left) with reference varieties 'Sunbel 871' (centre) and 'Cabaret Red' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'Incalimred' (left) with reference varieties 'Sunbel 871' (centre) and 'Cabaret Red' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'Incalimred' (left) with reference varieties 'Sunbel 871' (centre) and 'Cabaret Red' (right)

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