JGCAL09404

Calibrachoa

Denomination: 'JGCAL09404'
Trade name: Superbells Grape Punch Imp.
Botanical Name: Calibrachoa
Applicant/Holder: Plant 21 LLC
32149 Aquaduct Road
Bonsall, California
92003
United States of America
Breeder: Jessica Grice, Plant 21 LLC, Bonsall, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2016-05-26
Application Number: 16-8931

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'USCAL68604' and 'Lindura Dark Blue'

Summary: The plants of 'JGCAL09404' are larger than those of 'Lindura Dark Blue'. The leaf blade apex is obtuse for 'JGCAL09404' while it is narrow acute for 'USCAL68604'. The pedicel length is longer for 'JGCAL09404' than the pedicel length for 'Lindura Dark Blue'. The intensity of anthocyanin colouration of the pedicel is medium to strong for 'JGCAL09404' while it is weak for 'USCAL68604' and absent to weak for 'Lindura Dark Blue'. The flower width for 'JGCAL09404' is broader than that for 'USCAL68604' and 'Lindura Dark Blue'. The degree of lobing for 'JGCAL09404' is strong while it is medium for 'USCAL68604' and weak for 'Lindura Dark Blue'. The area of the colour change at the transition to the corolla tube is large and dark violet to brown purple for 'JGCAL09404, whereas the area of colour change is very large and black for 'USCAL68604' and the area is small and dark violet to brown purple for 'Lindura Dark Blue'. The shape of the colour change at the transition to the corolla tube is rounded for 'JGCAL09404' while it is star-shaped for 'USCAL68604 and 'Lindura Dark Blue'.

Description:

PLANT: upright to semi-upright growth habit

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

PEDICEL: medium to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single type, strong conspicuousness of veins, strong degree of lobing
COROLLA LOBE: emarginate and rounded apex, inner side blue violet (RHS N87A) with dark violet (RHS 83A) veins when newly open, inner side violet (RHS N82A) with dark violet (RHS 83A) veins at maturity, inner side blue violet (RHS N87D) to light blue violet (RHS 85A) with dark violet to blue violet (RHS 83B-C) veins when aged
AREA OF COLOUR CHANGE AT TRANSITION TO COROLLA TUBE (INNER SIDE): large, round shape, dark violet (RHS 83A) to brown purple (RHS N186A), no markings
COROLLA TUBE (INNER SIDE): yellow (RHS 8A-B), medium conspicuousness of veins

Origin & Breeding History: 'JGCAL09404' was bred and developed by the breeder, Jessica Grice, at Plant 21, Bonsall, California, USA. It originated from a controlled cross conducted on Sepyember 11, 2013, in Bonsall, California, between the female parent variety 'Aloha Kona Midnight Blue' and the male parent, an unknown seedling coded '11C110-02'. From the resulting progeny, 'JGCAL09404' was selected on July 9, 2014 based on criteria for flower size, good rooting characteristics and improved root disease resistance. Asexual reproduction of 'JGCAL09404' was first conducted by vegetative cuttings on July 15, 2014 in Bonsall, California, US.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'JGCAL09404' 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 transplanted into each of five, 26 cm hanging baskets per variety, on May 2, 2017. Unless otherwise indicated, 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 'JGCAL09404' with reference varieties 'USCAL68604' and 'Lindura Dark Blue'

Plant height (cm)

  'JGCAL09404' 'USCAL68604' 'Lindura Dark Blue'
mean 18.6 19.2 15.4
std. deviation 0.55 0.84 0.55
number measured 5 5 5

Plant width (cm)

  'JGCAL09404' 'USCAL68604' 'Lindura Dark Blue'
mean 51.4 53.0 44.0
std. deviation 1.67 1.00 1.87
number measured 5 5 5

Pedicel length (cm)

  'JGCAL09404' 'USCAL68604' 'Lindura Dark Blue'
mean 1.3 1.2 1.0
std. deviation 0.26 0.22 0.12

Flower width (cm)

  'JGCAL09404' 'USCAL68604' 'Lindura Dark Blue'
mean 4.4 3.4 3.7
std. deviation 0.21 0.15 0.19

Colour of inner side of corolla (RHS)

  'JGCAL09404' 'USCAL68604' 'Lindura Dark Blue'
newly open N87A with 83A secondary veins 61B-C with N79A-B secondary veins N81A with 83A secondary veins
at maturity N82A with 83A secondary veins 61B-C with N79A-B secondary veins N82A with 83A secondary veins
aged N87D to 85A with 83B-C secondary veins 61C N87C-D with 83B-C secondary veins

Area of transition to corolla tube on inner side (RHS)

  'JGCAL09404' 'USCAL68604' 'Lindura Dark Blue'
at maturity 83A to N186A 202A 83A to N186A

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Calibrachoa: 'JGCAL09404' (left) with reference varieties 'USCAL68604' (centre) and 'Lindura Dark Blue' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'JGCAL09404' (left) with reference varieties 'USCAL68604' (centre) and 'Lindura Dark Blue' (right)

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