Denomination: 'Sunjodiblupi'
Botanical Name: Diascia
Applicant/Holder: Suntory Flowers Limited
Administrative Division
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Breeder: Jimmy Jones, United Kingdom
David Jones, United Kingdom
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2012-09-06
Application Number: 12-7721
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-05-23
Certificate Number: 4792
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2032-05-23

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Diastu' (Flying Colors Antique Rose) and 'Sunjodiropi' (Sundiascia Upright Rose Pink)

Summary: The plants of 'Sunjodiblupi' are upright while those of 'Diastu' are semi-upright. The plants of 'Sunjodiblupi' are taller than those of 'Diastu'. The leaf of 'Sunjodiblupi' is larger than that of both reference varieties. The corolla of 'Sunjodiblupi' is shorter than that of 'Diastu' while it is longer than that of 'Sunjodiropi'. The upper side of the corolla of 'Sunjodiblupi' is purple red whereas it is blue pink for 'Diastu' and darker purple red for 'Sunjodiropi'. The lower lobe of the corolla of 'Sunjodiblupi' has a yellow palate and no trichomal elaiophores while 'Diastu' has trichomal elaiophores and no palate. The spur of 'Sunjodiblupi' is blue pink to light blue pink while it is purple to blue pink for 'Diastu' and purple red for 'Sunjodiropi'. The spur of 'Sunjodiblupi' is strongly curved with the tip pointing inwards while the spur of 'Diastu' is straight or weakly curved with the tip pointing downwards.


PLANT: upright growth habit, medium to dense branching
STEM: no anthocyanin colouration below inflorescence

LEAF BLADE: acute apex, cordate base, absent or very weak glossiness on upper side, no variegation, medium green on upper side

INFLORESCENCE: medium density
PEDICEL: medium angle relative to peduncle, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: upper side is purple red (lighter than RHS N57D), medium reflexing of lateral lobes
LOWER LOBE: broader than long in relation to width, medium incurving, weak to medium undulation of margin, no trichomal elaiophores
COROLLA WINDOW: medium yellow
SPUR: medium length, blue pink to light blue pink (closest to RHS 63C-D), strong curvature, tip pointing inwards

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sunjodiblupi' originated from a controlled pollination of female parent 'd6770' and male parent 'd5233' conducted on June 7, 2008 at Penhow Nurseries in Carrow Hill, St. Brides Netherwent, United Kingdom. Seeds were germinated and grown to maturity. On August 20, 2008, one plant was selected for its growth habit and flower colour and further propagated by cuttings.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Sunjodiblupi' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2013 at BioFlora Inc. 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 11.5 cm pots on April 10, 2013. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on May 16, 2013. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Sunjodiblupi' with reference varieties 'Diastu' and 'Sunjodiropi'

Plant height (cm)

  'Sunjodiblupi' 'Diastu' 'Sunjodiropi'
mean 28.3 17.0 27.4
std. deviation 2.48 1.14 1.78

Leaf length including petiole (cm)

  'Sunjodiblupi' 'Diastu' 'Sunjodiropi'
mean 4.3 2.4 3.4
std. deviation 0.30 0.17 0.25

Leaf width (cm)

  'Sunjodiblupi' 'Diastu' 'Sunjodiropi'
mean 2.9 1.7 2.3
std. deviation 0.15 0.09 0.14

Corolla length (cm)

  'Sunjodiblupi' 'Diastu' 'Sunjodiropi'
mean 1.8 2.1 1.5
std. deviation 0.09 0.11 0.07

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Sunjodiblupi' 'Diastu' 'Sunjodiropi'
upper side lighter than N57D N66D 54A-B

Colour of spur (RHS)

  'Sunjodiblupi' 'Diastu' 'Sunjodiropi'
main closest to 63C-D duller than 70B-C duller than 54A-B

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Diascia: 'Sunjodiblupi' (left) with reference varieties 'Diastu' (centre) and 'Sunjodiropi' (right)

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Diascia: 'Sunjodiblupi' (left) with reference varieties 'Diastu' (centre) and 'Sunjodiropi' (right)

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Diascia: 'Sunjodiblupi' (left) with reference varieties 'Diastu' (centre) and 'Sunjodiropi' (right)

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