Denomination: 'Sunmandecrikin'
Trade name: Sun Parasol Giant 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: 2005-10-03
Application Number: 05-5074
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-08-17
Certificate Number: 2843
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2025-08-17

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Sunmanderemi' (Sun Parasol Mini Crimson) and 'Sunmandecrim' (Sundaville Red/Crimson Fantasy)

Summary: 'Sunmandecrikin' has denser pubescence on the stem than 'Sunmandecrim'. 'Sunmandecrikin' has a longer leaf blade than the reference varieties. 'Sunmandecrikin' has denser pubescence on the upper and lower side of the leaf blade than the reference varieties. 'Sunmandecrikin' has a larger flower diameter and shorter corolla tube than the reference varieties. 'Sunmandecrikin' has a slightly different flower colour and has a larger petal than the reference varieties. 'Sunmandecrikin' has a shorter calyx lobe than the reference varieties.


PLANT: vine

STEM: medium in thickness, light green with light brown at base, weak to medium anthocyanin colouration, medium to dense pubescence

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

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

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sunmandecrikin' originated from a cross made at Higashiomi-shi, Shiga-ken, Japan in June 2001. The female parent was the variety 'Sunmandeho' and the male parent was the breeding line M38-1. Seedlings obtained from the cross were grown in the glasshouse and evaluated in 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 2004 in Japan.

Tests & Trials: The tests and trials for 'Sunmandecrikin' 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 'Sunmandecrikin' with reference varieties 'Sunmanderemi' and 'Sunmandecrim'

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Sunmandecrikin' 'Sunmanderemi' 'Sunmandecrim'
mean 10.9 5.6 5.9
std. deviation 0.43 0.54 0.47

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Sunmandecrikin' 'Sunmanderemi' 'Sunmandecrim'
mean 9.7 7.7 7.6
std. deviation 0.62 0.27 0.30

Colour of petal (RHS)

  'Sunmandecrikin' 'Sunmanderemi' 'Sunmandecrim'
upper side 46A-B 46A-B 46A with tones of 46C
lower side 53B blended with streaks of 184A 46A-D 46A with streaks of N155B, 55A-B at base

Colour of corolla tube (RHS)

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

Petal length (cm)

  'Sunmandecrikin' 'Sunmanderemi' 'Sunmandecrim'
mean 4.2 3.4 3.4
std. deviation 0.27 0.09 0.26

Petal width (cm)

  'Sunmandecrikin' 'Sunmanderemi' 'Sunmandecrim'
mean 3.8 3.0 2.9
std. deviation 0.21 0.17 0.20

Length of calyx lobe (mm)

  'Sunmandecrikin' 'Sunmanderemi' 'Sunmandecrim'
mean 5.1 10.5 9.4
std. deviation 0.57 0.53 0.75

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Mandevilla: 'Sunmandecrikin' (left) with reference varieties 'Sunmandecrim' (centre) and 'Sunmanderemi' (right)

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