Denomination: 'Sunparabeni'
Trade name: Sun Parasol Dark Red
Botanical Name: Mandevilla
Applicant/Holder: Suntory Flowers Limited
Administrative Division
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Breeder: Theo Ruys, Leimuiderburg, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2007-11-21
Application Number: 07-6054
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-05-25
Certificate Number: 3515
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2027-05-25

Variety Description


PLANT: twining growth habit, slightly woody at base, glossy foliage
STEM: light green, light brown at base, weak purple red flush at distal end, no pubescence

LEAF: decussate, star-shapedly joined stipules
PETIOLE: short, light green
LEAF BLADE: broad obovate, horizontal to recurved along longitudinal axis, strongly acuminate tip, medium to dark green upper side, glossy upper side, medium green lower side, lower leaves weakly undulate at margin

INFLORESCENCE: racemose, elongate, obtrullate flower bud, light green petiole
CALYX: 5 lobed distally straight, very light green
COROLLA: tube/funnel shaped
COROLLA TUBE: light green, distally running out into cream white
COROLLA THROAT: dark purple red (RHS 46A) on upper side, orange red (RHS 34C) at base on inner side, distally orange red (RHS 35B)
COROLLA LOBE: asymetrical lobes, basal half rounded, distal half nearly elliptic, acuminate tip, horizontal attitude, recurved distal end, weakly undulate margin, dark purple red (RHS 46A)
STAMENS: adnate with tube
ANTHERS: joined, light yellow
STYLE: white
STIGMA: white

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sunparabeni' is a naturally occurring branch mutation of Mandevilla variety 'Sunmandecrim'. It was discovered in March 2005 in Amstelveen, The Netherlands.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Sunparabeni' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, CPVO reference number 2005/1052, grant number 20258. The trials were conducted by Naktuinbouw in Wageningen, The Netherlands in 2006. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Mandevilla: 'Sunparabeni'

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