Petunia × Calibrachoa

Denomination: 'SAKPXC007'
Trade name: SuperCal Cherry
Botanical Name: Petunia x Calibrachoa
Applicant/Holder: Sakata Seed Corporation
2-7-1 Nakamachidai
Breeder: Akinobu Ui, Sakata Seed Corporation, Shizuoka, Japan
Shin Ishikawa, Sakata Seed Corporation, Kakegawa City, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2010-01-14
Application Number: 10-6806
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-06-07
Certificate Number: 4096
Date rights surrendered: 2015-06-07

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Kakegawa S89' (SuperCal Neon Rose)

Summary: The plants of 'SAKPXC007' are shorter than the plants of the reference variety 'Kakegawa S89'. The flowers of 'SAKPXC007' are smaller in diameter than the flowers of the 'Kakegawa S89'. The flowers of the candidate 'SAKPXC007' are purple red, whereas the flowers of 'Kakegawa S89' are purple. The veins on the inner side of the corolla tube are more conspicuous in the flowers of 'SAKPXC007' than the flowers of 'Kakegawa S89'.


PLANT: upright to creeping growth habit, medium thick shoot

LEAF: elliptic shape, broad acute apex, no variegation, medium green on upper side, no blistering

SEPAL: linear, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single type, salverform, red veins
COROLLA LOBE: one colour on upper side, purple red (RHS N66A) on upper side with dark pink red (RHS 53C) tones, weak conspicuousness of veins on upper side, weak undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: yellow orange (RHS 13A) on inner side between veins, strong conspicuousness of dark violet (RHS N92A) veins on inner side, yellowish white anthers before dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'SAKPXC007' was developed by the breeders Akinobu Ui and Shin Ishikawa, both employees of Sakata Seed Corporation, Japan. The new variety originated from an intergeneric cross made between two proprietary lines at the Kakegawa Research Station, Kakegawa, Japan in October 2005. Intergeneric hybrid plantlets were obtained using standard ovule culture. In March 2006, 10 hybrid plantlets were transplanted to soil-less media for greenhouse culture and acclimatization. In June 2006, 10 plants out of 10 hybrid lines were vegetatively propagated to produce rooted cuttings. In July 2006, the 10 plants were transplanted to an open field and evaluated for flower colour and plant growth habit. In December 2006, one plant which had a rosy-red flower colour, good blooming ability and mounding plant habit was selected and vegetatively propagated. In March 2007, 10 cuttings were evaluated in an open field through to June 2007. In June 2007, the breeder confirmed that the distinct characteristics of the selection named 'SAKPXC007' were fixed and stable.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'SAKPXC007' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2010 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trials included a total of 15 plants of each variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on April 27, 2010. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 3, 2010. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'SAKPXC007' with reference variety 'Kakegawa S89'

Plant height (cm)

  'SAKPXC007' 'Kakegawa S89'
mean 11.2 18.8
std. deviation 1.95 2.36

Diameter of flower (cm)

  'SAKPXC007' 'Kakegawa S89'
mean 4.7 5.0
std. deviation 0.13 0.16

Main colour of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'SAKPXC007' 'Kakegawa S89'
upper side close to N66A with 53C (mid-lobe) N74A

Main colour of corolla tube (RHS)

  'SAKPXC007' 'Kakegawa S89'
inner side 13A 12A
veins N92A N79A

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Petunia × Calibrachoa: 'SAKPXC007' (left) with reference variety 'Kakegawa S89' (right)

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Petunia × Calibrachoa: 'SAKPXC007' (left) with reference variety 'Kakegawa S89' (right)

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Petunia × Calibrachoa: 'SAKPXC007' (left) with reference variety 'Kakegawa S89' (right)

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