Denomination: 'Sanicomf'
Trade name: Angel Earrings Dainty
Botanical Name: Fuchsia
Applicant/Holder: Suntory Flowers Limited
Administrative Division
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Tel: +81-3-5419-1382

Nishinomiya City
10-3 Rokutanji-cho, Mishinomiya-shi
Breeder: Tanaka, Toshi, Hyogo, Japan
Funakoshi, Hidefumi, Hyogo, Japan
Kenkichi Nose, Hyogo, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 1999-12-22
Application Number: 99-2077
Grant of Rights Date: 2002-08-14
Certificate Number: 1222
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2020-08-14

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Sanihanf', 'Dark Eyes' and 'Pink Campanella'

Summary: Intensity of anthocyanin colouration at the tips of stems and on lateral branches is moderate to strong for 'Sanicomf' while it is weak for 'Pink Campanella'. 'Sanicomf' has darker leaves than 'Pink Campanella' and more narrow leaves than 'Dark Eyes'. Beginning of flowering for 'Sanicomf' is very early to early while for 'Sanihanf' it is early to mid-season. Sepal attitude for 'Sanicomf' is horizontal while it is erect to semi-erect for 'Dark Eyes' and semi-erect for 'Pink Campanella'. 'Sanicomf' produces single flowers which are more narrow than the double flowers produced by 'Dark Eyes'. Colour of the lower side of the sepals for 'Sanicomf' is red to dark pink-red while it is red for 'Sanihanf' and purple-red for 'Pink Campanella'. Colour of the lower side of the petals for 'Sanicomf' is violet to dark violet fading to purple while for 'Pink Campanella' it is dark pink-red to red-pink. Colour of the hypanthium for 'Sanicomf' is red while it is dark purple-red to red for 'Dark Eyes' and red-pink to light green for 'Pink Campanella'. Colour of the style for 'Sanicomf' is reddish-purple while for 'Dark Eyes' and 'Pink Campanella' it is pink.


'Sanicomf' is a fuchsia with arching growth habit. The stems have moderate to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration at the tips of stems and on the lateral branches. Density of the foliage is medium to dense. The leaf blades are dark green in colour on the upper side with weak blistering and very shallow to shallow incisions of the margin.

Time of beginning of flowering for 'Sanicomf' is very early to early. The attitude for the sepals is horizontal and for the apex of the sepals it is incurving to straight. The sepals are red in colour on the upper side and red to dark pink-red on the lower side. The flower buds are small in size. 'Sanicomf' produces single flowers. The colour of the petals is violet to dark-violet fading to purple on the upper and lower sides. Anthocyanin colouration on the ovary is absent. The hypanthium is cylindrical in form with narrow ends and red in colour. The colour of the style is dark purple-red at the apex fading to purple-red at the base. The stamen filaments are dark purple-red in colour.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sanicomf' originated from a cross between the female parent 'Fuchsia hybrida 1' and the male parent called 'FR20', native to Brazil, in the spring of 1992. From this crossing, 119 seedlings were selected for heat resistance and growth habit. From these selections, 19 seedlings were further selected for heat resistance trials in an outdoor garden in 1993 and as potted flowering plants in open-air field trials starting in the spring of 1994. 'Sanicomf' was selected from these trials in the autumn of 1994. The breeding and selection trials were conducted at the Research Center of Suntory Ltd., Osaka, Japan and the Plant Research Center of Nishinomiya-shi, Hyogo, Japan.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Sanicomf' were conducted in an outside location under a shading net at Norseco Inc., Boisbriand, Quebec during the summer of 2001. The plants of 'Sanicomf' were planted in black, 4 litre pots (three plants per pot) spaced approximately 30 cm apart. The plants of 'Sanihanf', 'Dark Eyes' and 'Pink Campanella' were grown in ten inch hanging baskets (three plants per pot). The trials consisted of ten pots of 'Sanicomf', five pots each of 'Sanihanf' and 'Dark Eyes' and three pots of 'Pink Campanella'.

Comparison tables for 'Sanicomf' with reference varieties 'Sanihanf', 'Dark Eyes' and 'Pink Campanella'

Width of leaf blade (cm)

  'Sanicomf' 'Sanihanf' 'Dark Eyes' 'Pink Campanella'
mean 1.5 2.4 2.6 2.2
range 1.2-1.8 2.0-3.0 1.7-3.7 1.7-3.2
number measured 15 10 15 15

Colour of sepal (RHS)

  'Sanicomf' 'Sanihanf' 'Dark Eyes' 'Pink Campanella'
upper side 46B to 46C 45B 46A to 46B 58C to 58D
lower side 45B to 52A 46B to 46C 45C to 45D 58C to 58D

Width of flower (mm)

  'Sanicomf' 'Sanihanf' 'Dark Eyes' 'Pink Campanella'
mean 36 41 44 31
range 32-45 35-50 36-55 24-35
number measured 15 10 10 15

Number of petals

  'Sanicomf' 'Sanihanf' 'Dark Eyes' 'Pink Campanella'
mean 4.6 5.4 17.6 4.0
range 4-7 4-7 11-21 4
number measured 14 10 6 10

Length of petal (mm)

  'Sanicomf' 'Sanihanf' 'Dark Eyes' 'Pink Campanella'
mean 16 23 18 13
range 13-18 17-28 16-22 12-14
number measured 11 10 10 10

Colour of upper side of petal (RHS)

  'Sanicomf' 'Sanihanf' 'Dark Eyes' 'Pink Campanella'
main colour 77A and 83A 77A and 83A 77A and 83A 52A
fading to 61A to 61B 61A to 61B 61A t0 61B N/A

Colour of lower side of petal (RHS)

  'Sanicomf' 'Sanihanf' 'Dark Eyes' 'Pink Campanella'
main colour 77A and 83A 77A and 83A 77A and 83A 52A to 52B
fading to 61A to 61B 61A to 61B 61A t0 61B N/A

Colour of hypanthium (RHS)

  'Sanicomf' 'Sanihanf' 'Dark Eyes' 'Pink Campanella'
colour 46B to 46C 45B 46A to 46B 52D to 145D
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