Denomination: 'Sunparamiho'
Trade name: Sun Parasol Snow White
Botanical Name: Mandevilla ×amabilis
Applicant/Holder: Suntory Flowers Limited
Administrative Division
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Breeder: Tomoya Misato, Suntory Flowers Limited, Yamanashi, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2011-02-24
Application Number: 11-7190
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-05-23
Certificate Number: 4796
Date rights surrendered: 2017-05-19

Variety Description


PLANT: twining growth form, slightly woody at base, medium height
STEM: medium green, no anthocyanin colouration, no pubescence

LEAF: opposite arrangement along stem
PETIOLE: approximately 15 mm long, no anthocyanin colouration, no pubescence
LEAF BLADE: approximately 120 mm long, approximately 48 mm wide, small elliptic, acuminate apex, medium to dark green on upper side, medium green on lower side, medium to strong glossiness on upper side, no pubescence on upper and lower sides, incurving in longitudinal section, weak undulation of margin

INFLORESCENCE: racemose type
PEDICEL: approximately 26 mm long, light green, no anthocyanin colouration, no pubescence
FLOWER BUD: obtrullate
CALYX: five lobes, approximately 6 mm long, medium green on basal half, light green with red pointed lobes on distal half
COROLLA: approximately 59 mm in diameter, tube funnel shaped
COROLLA TUBE: approximately 18 mm long, light green on outer side
COROLLA THROAT: approximately 24 mm long, approximately 13 mm wide at distal part, basal half of outer side yellow green (RHS 154D), distal half of outer side light yellow (RHS 4D), basal half of inner side yellow orange (RHS 14A), distal half of inner side yellow orange (RHS 14B)
COROLLA LOBE: asymmetric segment shape, acuminate apex, white (RHS NN155C) on upper side, weak to medium undulation of margin, distal part is weakly convex in longitudinal section
STAMEN: five, light yellow filament, yellow anther
OVARY: light green

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sunparamiho' originated from a controlled pollination in 2004 between the proprietary female variety 'M-7' with the proprietary male variety 'M-1' in an isolated area of the Omi R&D Center of Suntory Flowers Ltd. located in Shiga, Japan. Seeds resulting from the cross were germinated, grown to maturity, and in October 2005, one plant was selected based on growth habit, flower shape, and flower colour. This plant was propagated by cutting and grown in pots. A trial was conducted from May to October 2006 during which the botanical characteristics were examined. It was concluded that 'Sunparamiho' was distinguishable from any other Mandevilla varieties, and uniform and stable in its characteristics.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Sunparamiho' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2010/0673, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by Naktuinbouw in Roelofarendsveen, Netherlands, in 2011. Colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Mandevilla: 'Sunparamiho'

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