Denomination: 'Sunmanderemi'
Trade name: Sun Parasol Mini Crimson
Botanical Name: Mandevilla
Applicant/Holder: Suntory Flowers Limited
Administrative Division
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Breeder: Tomoya Misato, Yamanashi, Japan
Yasuyuki Murakami, Suntory Flowers Limited, Shiga, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2004-12-21
Application Number: 04-4512
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-08-17
Certificate Number: 2842
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2025-08-17

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sunmandecrim' (Sundaville Red/Crimson Fantasy)

Summary: 'Sunmanderemi' has a taller plant height and stronger plant vigour than 'Sunmandecrim'. 'Sunmanderemi' has a narrower leaf blade than 'Sunmandecrim'. 'Sunmanderemi' has an ovate leaf shape while 'Sunmandecrim' has an elliptic to oblong leaf shape. 'Sunmanderemi' has different colour on the lower surface of the petal than 'Sunmandecrim'. The petals of 'Sunmanderemi' are free to touching while the petals of 'Sunmandecrim' are overlapping.


PLANT: vine, strong vigour

STEM: thin, light green with light brown at base, weak to medium anthocyanin colouration, sparse to medium pubescence

LEAVES: opposite arrangement, ovate, acuminate to cuspidate apex, obtuse base, very weak margin undulation, absent to very sparse pubescence on upper side and lower side, dark green on upper side, light green on lower side, no variegation, weak rugosity, strong glossiness, petiole present

FLOWERS: raceme, pedicel green with weak anthocyanin colouration at base, salverform shaped floret, horizontal attitude, anthers yellow, calyx with medium anthocyanin colouration at apex
PETALS: dark purple red to red on upper and lower side, dark purple red at entrance to corolla tube, orange brown to light yellow brown inside throat, petals free to touching, very weak undulation of petal lobes and margin, entire to fringed margin, moderate reflexing.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sunmanderemi' originated from a cross made at Yokaichi-shi, Shiga-ken, Japan in February 2002. The female parent was the breeding line M35-4 and the male parent was the breeding line M28-3. Seedlings obtained from the cross were grown in the glasshouse and evaluated in November 2002. One seedling was selected based on its growth habit and flower colour. The selected plant was propagated vegetatively and grown in a pot trial from May to October 2003 in Japan.

Tests & Trials: The tests and trials for 'Sunmanderemi' were conducted in a polyhouse at BioFlora in St. Thomas, Ontario in the fall of 2006. The trials included 15 plants of each variety. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 20 cm pots on May 26, 2006. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Sunmanderemi' with reference variety 'Sunmandecrim'

Plant height (cm)

  'Sunmanderemi' 'Sunmandecrim'
mean 90.7 67.1
std. deviation 2.50 16.04

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Sunmanderemi' 'Sunmandecrim'
mean 3.3 4.3
std. deviation 0.26 0.51

Colour of petal (RHS)

  'Sunmanderemi' 'Sunmandecrim'
upper side 46A-B 46A with tones of 46C
lower side 46A-D 46A with streaks of N155B, 55A-B at base

Colour of corolla tube (RHS)

  'Sunmanderemi' 'Sunmandecrim'
opening to throat 46A (darker than) 181A
inside tube 169A and 163B-C 169A and 167B, with 163B at base

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Mandevilla: 'Sunmanderemi' (left) with reference variety 'Sunmandecrim' (right)

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