|Trade name:||SuperCal Blushing Pink|
|Botanical Name:||Petunia x Calibrachoa|
Sakata Seed Corporation
Akinobu Ui, Sakata Seed Corporation, Shizuoka, Japan
Shin Ishikawa, Sakata Seed Corporation, Kakegawa City, Japan
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2014-05-23|
|Grant of Rights Termination Date:||2032-05-23|
Varieties used for comparison: 'SAKPXC005' (SuperCal Vanilla Blush) and 'SAKPXC010' (SuperCal Artist Rose)
Summary: The leaves and pedicels of 'SAKPXC008' are longer than those of 'SAKPXC005'. The flowers of 'SAKPXC008' have two colours on the upper side of the corolla lobes whereas both reference varieties have more than two. The secondary colours of the upper side of the corolla lobes of 'SAKPXC008' differ slightly from those of both reference varieties. The upper side of the corolla lobes of 'SAKPXC008' have no tertiary yellow colouration whereas those of both reference varieties have yellow colouration at the transition to the corolla tube. The upper side of the corolla lobes of 'SAKPXC008' have medium to strong conspicuousness of veins whereas those of 'SAKPXC010' have strong to very strong conspicuousness of veins. The inner side of the corolla tubes of 'SAKPXC008' have weak to medium conspicuousness of veins whereas those of both reference varieties have strong conspicuousness of veins.
PLANT: upright growth habit, thin to medium shoot thickness on lower third
LEAF BLADE: elliptic, narrow to broad acute apex, no variegation, medium green on upper side, no blistering
SEPAL: linear, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, salverform, medium to strong degree of lobing, yellow primary veins
COROLLA LOBE: two colours on upper side, upper side white (RHS N155B) with purple to blue pink (RHS N74B-C) secondary veins, medium to strong conspicuousness of veins on upper side, weak and medium undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: inner side yellow (RHS 6A) with blue pink (RHS 186C) veins, weak to medium conspicuousness of veins on inner side
ANTHERS: yellowish white before dehiscence
Origin & Breeding History: 'SAKPXC008' originated from a hybridization conducted in Kakegawa, Japan in December 2006. The hybridization was between the female parent, a proprietary hybrid Petunia line named 'AM6-64A' and the male parent, a proprietary hybrid Calibrachoa line named '5Bdw-7b-V1'. The new Petunia x Calibrachoa variety was selected through multiple generations based on flower colour and growth habit. In May 2008, it was confirmed that the new variety was distinct, uniform and stable.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'SAKPXC008' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2013 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 20 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on April 25, 2013. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 10, 2013. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'SAKPXC008' with reference varieties 'SAKPXC005' and 'SAKPXC010'
Leaf length (cm)
Pedicel length (cm)
Secondary colour on upper side of corolla lobes (RHS)
|fully opened||N74B-C secondary veining||N74D secondary veining and N74C closer to margin||N74C and 70B tones with 72A-B veins|
Tertiary colour on upper side of corolla lobes (RHS)
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