Denomination: 'Sunjirared'
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: 2012-11-09
Application Number: 12-7793
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-05-23
Certificate Number: 4790
Date rights surrendered: 2015-05-11

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Miss Malen', 'Sunjiraka' and 'Sunjiradare'

Summary: The plant of 'Sunjirared' has few basal shoots while that of 'Miss Malen' has a medium number of basal shoots. The petiole of 'Sunjirared' is short while that of 'Miss Malen' is medium length. The leaf blade margin of 'Sunjirared' has no anthocyanin colouration while those of 'Sunjiraka' and 'Sunjiradare' have anthocyanin colouration. The peduncle of 'Sunjirared' is green while that of 'Sunjiradare' is brownish red. The flower of 'Sunjirared' is large while that of 'Miss Malen' is small to medium and that of 'Sunjiradare' is medium. The colour of the upper side of the tepal of 'Sunjirared' is red while that of 'Sunjiradare' is dark purple red.


PLANT: medium to tall height of foliage including flowers, medium width, medium density, few basal shoots
STEM: short internodes, medium thickness, brownish, pendulous attitude, weak pubescence

PETIOLE: short, medium thickness, brownish red, weak pubescence
LEAF BLADE: medium length of apical part, short basal part, narrow shorter side, medium width of longer side, no variegation of upper side, light green upper side, no glossiness of upper side, no variegation of lower side, light green lower side, very weak pubescence of lower side, no overlapping of lobes at base, small angle of apex, biserrate incisions of margins, shallow to medium depth of incisions of margin, no anthocyanin colouration of margin

BRACT: small, concave in cross section, round red apex
INFLORESCENCE: pendulous attitude, partly below foliage
PEDUNCLE: green, very weak pubescence
FLOWER: single, large
TEPAL: red (RHS 45A-B) on upper and lower side, acute apex, no incisions, no undulation

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sunjirared' originated from a controlled cross pollination between the female parent 'FC04Cr314N' and male parent 'FC040r312N' in an isolated area at Omi R&D Center of Suntory Flowers Ltd. in Shiga, Japan in June 2007. One plant was selected by the inventor in July 2007 in a controlled environment at Narusawa-mura, Minamituru-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Sunjirared' is based on the UPOV report on Technical Examination, application number 2012/0047, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO) in Merelbeke, Belgium in 2012. Colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison table for 'Sunjirared' with reference varieties 'Miss Malen', 'Sunjiraka' and 'Sunjiradare'

Colour of upper side of petal (RHS)

  'Sunjirared' 'Miss Malen' 'Sunjiraka' 'Sunjiradare'
main 45A-B 45B-46B n/a 46A

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Begonia: 'Sunjirared'

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