Denomination: 'Sunparacore'
Trade name: Sun Parasol Baby Crimson
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: 2011-03-23
Application Number: 11-7236
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-08-19
Certificate Number: 4605
Date rights surrendered: 2014-07-31

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sunmanderemi' (Sun Parasol Pretty Crimson)

Summary: The plants of 'Sunparacore' are dense with absent or few climbing tendrils while the plants of 'Sunmanderemi' are medium in density with a medium number of climbing tendrils. The leaf blade of 'Sunparacore' is longer and wider than the leaf blade of 'Sunmanderemi'. The distal half on the outer side of the throat of 'Sunparacore' is dark purple red while the outer side of the throat of 'Sunmanderemi' is dark purple red and brown purple. The corolla of 'Sunparacore' does not change colour with age while the corolla of 'Sunmanderemi' fades strongly with age. The corolla lobes of 'Sunparacore' are weakly overlapping while the corolla lobes of 'Sunmanderemi' are free to touching.


PLANT: dense, absent or few climbing tendrils
STEM: light to medium green, weak to medium anthocyanin colouration, no pubescence

PETIOLE: light green, absent to weak anthocyanin colouration, no pubescence
LEAF: broadest part at middle, apex cuspidate, upper side medium green with medium to strong glossiness, absent or very weak bulging between veins, no pubescence on upper and lower side, lower side light green, straight to recurving in longitudinal section, absent or very weak undulation of margin

PEDICEL: light green, absent or weak anthocyanin colouration, no pubescence
CALYX: light green basal half, light green at distal half
COROLLA: single, salverform, outer side of tube yellow green (RHS 1D), throat yellow grey (more yellow than RHS 157C) at basal half and dark purple red (RHS 46A) at distal half, inner side of throat orange brown (RHS 170A) and yellow orange (RHS 23A-B) at basal half and red (RHS 45A-B) at distal half
COROLLA LOBE: asymmetric, acuminate to acute apex, upper side red (RHS 46B) with dark purple red (RHS 46A) tones at margins and apex, weak to medium recurving of margin, weak to medium undulation of margin.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Sunparacore' originated from an open pollination conducted at Higashiomi-shi, Shiga-ken, Japan in 2007. The female parent was a proprietary variety designated 'M37-mt1' and the male parent was unknown. Seeds from the open pollination were germinated and grown to maturity. One plant was selected in October 2007, based on its growth habit and flower colour. The selected plant was propagated by cuttings and grown in pots. A trial was carried out from April to November, 2008. 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 'Sunparacore' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2012 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 20 plants each of the candidate and 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 13, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Sunparacore' with reference variety 'Sunmanderemi'

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Sunparacore' 'Sunmanderemi'
mean 7.7 6.2
std. deviation 0.51 0.37

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Sunparacore' 'Sunmanderemi'
mean 4.1 3.5
std. deviation 0.23 0.09

Colour of outer side of throat (RHS)

  'Sunparacore' 'Sunmanderemi'
distal half 46A 53B, 185B

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Mandevilla: 'Sunparacore' (left) with reference variety 'Sunmanderemi' (right)

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Mandevilla: 'Sunparacore' (left) with reference variety 'Sunmanderemi' (right)

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Mandevilla: 'Sunparacore' (left) with reference variety 'Sunmanderemi' (right)

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