|Trade name:||Sun Parasol Carmine King|
Suntory Flowers Limited
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Tomoya Misato, Suntory Flowers Limited, Yamanashi, Japan
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2013-08-19|
|Date rights surrendered:||2014-07-31|
Variety used for comparison: 'Sunmandecrikin' (Sun Parasol Giant Crimson)
Summary: The leaf blade of 'Sunparakama' is longer than the leaf blade of 'Sunmandecrikin'. The pedicel of 'Sunparakama' has medium anthocyanin colouration while the pedicel of 'Sunmandecrikin' has absent or weak anthocyanin. The outer side of the throat of 'Sunparakama' is dark purple red at the distal half while the outer side of the throat of 'Sunmandecrikin' is dark pink red at the distal half. The inner side of the throat of 'Sunparakama' is orange brown at the basal half while the inner side of the throat of 'Sunmandecrikin' is orange red to orange. The corolla lobe of 'Sunparakama' has strong undulation of the margin while the corolla lobe of 'Sunmandecrikin' has medium undulation.
PLANT: medium density, many climbing tendrils
STEM: medium green, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration, pubescence present
PETIOLE: light to medium green, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration, pubescence present
LEAF: broadest part at middle and towards base, apex cuspidate, upper side medium to dark green with medium to strong glossiness, weak bulging between veins, pubescence present on upper and lower side, lower side light green, incurving to straight in longitudinal section, weak to medium undulation of margin
PEDICEL: light green, medium anthocyanin colouration, no pubescence
CALYX: light green at basal half, distal half light green with medium red at tip
COROLLA: single, salverform, outer side of throat yellow green (RHS 150D) at basal half and dark purple red (RHS 53B) at distal half, inner side of throat orange brown (RHS 168A-B) at basal half and red (RHS 45B) at distal half, brown purple (RHS 183C) at transition to corolla lobe
COROLLA LOBE: asymmetric, acuminate to acute apex, upper side red (RHS 45A-B), medium to strong recurving of margin, strong undulation of margin.
Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Sunparakama' originated from a controlled pollination made at Higashiomi-shi, Shiga-ken, Japan in 2004. The female parent was a proprietary variety designated 'M38-1' and the male parent was a proprietary variety designated 'MH-1'. Seeds from the cross were germinated and grown to maturity. One plant was selected in 2005, propagated by cuttings and grown in pots. A trial was carried out from April to November, 2006. As a result it was concluded that this plant was distinguishable from any other varieties and uniform and stable in its characteristics.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Sunparakama' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2012 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 20 plants of the candidate variety and 10 plants of the reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 4.4 litre pots on April 26, 2012. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on July 18, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'Sunparakama' with reference variety 'Sunmandecrikin'
Leaf blade length (cm)
Colour of outer side of throat (RHS)
Colour of inner side of throat (RHS)
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