Denomination: 'Sunparasuji'
Trade name: Sun Parasol Stars and Stripes
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: 2009-01-22
Application Number: 09-6482
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-03-19
Certificate Number: 3826
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2028-03-19

Variety Description


PLANT: twining, slightly woody at base
STEM: light green, light brown at base, no pubescence

LEAF: decussate, stipules joined and star-shaped, petiole light green
LEAF BLADE: oblong to obovate in shape, longitudinal axis horizontal to slightly recurved, acuminate apex, upper side dark green and glossy, lower side medium green, very weak undulation at margin

INFLORESCENCE: racemose, elongate, flower bud obtrullate, pedicel light green with weak red flush
CALYX: five lobes, recurved at distal end, light green, red flush at apex
COROLLA TUBE: funnel shaped, red changing to light green at distal end
THROAT: outer side white (RHS 155A) with a red flush, inner side orange red (RHS 28A) at base, purple (RHS 61A) at distal end
COROLLA LOBE: asymmetrical, nearly round on one lateral half, nearly broad elliptic on other half, acuminate apex, weakly recurved at distal end, margin weakly undulate, red (RHS 45A) with irregular white (RHS 155A) longitudinal stripes and irregular lighter red spots
REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS: filament adnate to tube, anthers joined and yellowish in colour, style and stigma white.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sunparasuji' originated from a naturally occurring branch mutation of the variety 'Sunmandecrim'. The new variety was discovered in August 2005 in a controlled environment in Toulouse, France.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Sunparasuji' is based on the UPOV Report of Technical Examination, application number 2006/1252, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted at Naktuinbouw in Wageningen, The Netherlands in 2007. Colour determinations were made using the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Mandevilla: 'Sunparasuji'

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Mandevilla: 'Sunparasuji'

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