Denomination: 'Sunjirapi'
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: 12-7566
Grant of Rights Date: 2015-06-30
Certificate Number: 5069
Date rights surrendered: 2017-05-19

Variety Description


PLANT: medium height, broad, medium density, few basal shoots
STEM: medium length of internode, medium thickness, brownish, pendulous attitude, sparse to medium pubescence

LEAF BLADE: 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, medium green, no glossiness
LEAF BLADE (LOWER SIDE): no variegation, light green, very sparse pubescence
LEAF BLADE MARGIN: biserrate incisions, shallow to medium depth of 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: brownish red, very sparse pubescence
FLOWER: single, medium to large in diameter
TEPAL: dark pink red to red pink (RHS 52A-52B) on upper and lower sides, acute apex, no incisions, no undulation

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Sunjirapi' originated from a controlled cross between proprietary varieties 'FC02Rp3804p31-1' as the female parent, and 'FC02Rp3404Ro31-2' as the male parent. The cross was conducted in May 2005 in an isolated area at the Omi Research and Development Center of Suntory Flowers Ltd. located in Higashiomi-shi, Shiga, Japan. Resulting seed was germinated and grown to maturity. In July 2006, one plant was selected in a controlled environment at Narusawa-mura, Minamituru-gun, Yamanashi, Japan. The selection of 'Sunjirapi' was based on its growth habit and flower color. The selected plant was further propagated and grown in trials from April to August 2007 in order to examine its botanical characteristics.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Sunjirapi' is based on the UPOV Report of Technical Examination, application number 2012/0046, 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: 'Sunjirapi'

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Begonia: 'Sunjirapi'

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