Denomination: 'Sunjiraho'
Botanical Name: Begonia ×tuberhybrida
Applicant/Holder: Suntory Flowers Limited
Administrative Division
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Breeder: Hideki Yamaguchi, Yamanashi, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2012-03-21
Application Number: 12-7564
Grant of Rights Date: 2015-06-30
Certificate Number: 5067
Date rights surrendered: 2017-05-19

Variety Description


PLANT: medium height, medium width, medium density, few basal shoots
STEM: short internode, medium thickness, green, pendulous attitude, sparse pubescence

LEAF BLADE: short to medium length of apical part, short basal part, narrow left part, medium width of right part, no overlapping of basal lobes, small angle of apex
LEAF BLADE (UPPER SIDE): no variegation, dark green, no glossiness
LEAF BLADE (LOWER SIDE): no variegation, light green, sparse pubescence
LEAF BLADE MARGIN: biserrate incisions, shallow incisions, no anthocyanin colouration

PETIOLE: short, medium thickness, brownish red, sparse pubescence
BRACT: small, slightly concave in cross section, pointed apex, green apex

INFLORESCENCE: pendulous attitude, positioned partly below foliage
PEDUNCLE: green, very sparse pubescence
FLOWER: single, large diameter
TEPAL: white (RHS 155D) on upper and lower sides, acute apex, no incisions, no undulation

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Sunjiraho' originated from a controlled cross between proprietary varieties 'FC04W314N' as the female parent, and 'FC04W312N as the male parent. The cross was conducted in May 2007 in an isolated area at the Omi Reseach and Dvelopment Center of Suntory Flowers Ltd. located in Higashiomi-shi, Shiga, Japan. Resulting seed was germinated and grown to maturity. n August 2008, one plant was selected in a controlled environment at Narusawa-mura, Minamituru-gun, Yamanashi, Japan. The selection of 'Sunjiraho' was based on its growth habit and flower color. The selected plant was further propagated and grown in trials from April to August 2009 in order to examine its botanical characteristics.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Sunjiraho' is based on the UPOV Report of Technical Examination, application number 2012/0048, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office in Anger, France. The trials were conducted by ILVO-Eenheid Plant in Merelbeke, Belgium in 2012 and 2013. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Begonia: 'Sunjiraho'

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Begonia: 'Sunjiraho'

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