Denomination: 'Sunjodiora'
Trade name: Sundiascia Upright Orange
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: 12-7722
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-05-23
Certificate Number: 4793
Date rights surrendered: 2018-05-23

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Genta Mandarin'

Summary: The plants of 'Sunjodiora' are upright while those of 'Genta Mandarin' are spreading. The plants of 'Sunjodiora' are taller than those of 'Genta Mandarin'. The leaf of 'Sunjodiora' is larger than that of 'Genta Mandarin'. The pedicel of 'Sunjodiora' is shorter than that of 'Genta Mandarin'. The corolla of 'Sunjodiora' is narrower than that of 'Genta Mandarin'. The upper side of the corolla of 'Sunjodiora' is orange red whereas it is orange red to orange brown for 'Genta Mandarin'. The spur of 'Sunjodiora' is orange red to orange pink, medium length and strongly curved with the tip pointing inwards while the spur of 'Genta Mandarin' is dark pink red, long and straight or weakly curved with the tip pointing outwards.


PLANT: upright growth habit, medium density 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 to dense
PEDICEL: medium angle relative to peduncle, weak anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: upper side is orange red (RHS 40C-D), absent to medium reflexing of lateral lobes
LOWER LOBE: broader than long in relation to width, absent or weak incurving, absent or very weak undulation of margin, no trichomal elaiophores
COROLLA WINDOW: medium yellow
SPUR: medium length, orange red to orange pink (RHS 35B-C), strong curvature, tip pointing inwards

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sunjodiora' originated from a controlled pollination of female parent 'd8792' and male parent 'd714' 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 'Sunjodiora' 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 variety. 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 'Sunjodiora' with reference variety 'Genta Mandarin'

Plant height (cm)

  'Sunjodiora' 'Genta Mandarin'
mean 31.9 19.1
std. deviation 2.18 1.78

Leaf length including petiole (cm)

  'Sunjodiora' 'Genta Mandarin'
mean 4.1 2.7
std. deviation 0.15 0.21

Leaf width (cm)

  'Sunjodiora' 'Genta Mandarin'
mean 3.1 1.7
std. deviation 0.22 0.15

Pedicel length (cm)

  'Sunjodiora' 'Genta Mandarin'
mean 0.6 1.4
std. deviation 0.09 0.18

Corolla width (cm)

  'Sunjodiora' 'Genta Mandarin'
mean 1.6 2.1
std. deviation 0.20 0.10

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Sunjodiora' 'Genta Mandarin'
upper side closest to 40C-D closest to 33B-C

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Diascia: 'Sunjodiora' (left) with reference variety 'Genta Mandarin' (right)

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Diascia: 'Sunjodiora' (left) with reference variety 'Genta Mandarin' (right)

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Diascia: 'Sunjodiora' (left) with reference variety 'Genta Mandarin' (right)

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