Denomination: 'Sunpararopi'
Trade name: Sun Parasol Ruby Pink
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: 11-7237
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-05-23
Certificate Number: 4798
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2032-05-23

Variety Description


PLANT: twining growth form, medium to tall
STEM: light green, medium to strong anthocyanin colouration, no pubescence

LEAF: opposite arrangement along stem
PETIOLE: approximately 23 mm long, medium to strong anthocyanin colouration, no pubescence
LEAF BLADE: approximately 55 mm long, approximately 29 mm wide, obovate, acuminate apex, dark green on upper side, medium green on lower side, medium to strong glossiness on upper side, no pubescence on upper and lower sides, convex in longitudinal section, weak undulation of margin

INFLORESCENCE: racemose type
PEDICEL: approximately 19 mm long, medium green, medium anthocyanin colouration, no pubescence
FLOWER BUD: obtrullate
CALYX: five lobes, approximately 8-9 mm long, medium green on basal half, light green with weak red pointed lobes on distal half
COROLLA: approximately 71 mm in diameter, funnelform
COROLLA TUBE: approximately 22 mm long, outer side light green with strong purple red flush
COROLLA THROAT: approximately 32 mm long, approximately 18 mm wide at distal part, basal half of outer side yellow green (RHS 150D), distal half of outer side purple red (RHS N57D), basal half of inner side orange yellow (RHS 15A), distal half of inner side orange yellow (RHS 15A) fading to purple red
COROLLA LOBE: asymmetric segment shape, acuminate apex, purple red (RHS N57C) on upper side fading with maturity, medium to strong undulation of margin, distal part is convex in longitudinal section
STAMEN: five, light green filament, light yellow anther
OVARY: medium green

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sunpararopi' originated from a controlled pollination in April 2004 between the proprietary female variety 'M35-4' with the proprietary male variety 'M28-3' 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 and flower colour. This plant was propagated by cutting and grown in pots. A trial was conducted from April to November 2006 during which the botanical characteristics were examined. It was concluded that 'Sunpararopi' was distinguishable from any other Mandevilla varieties, and uniform and stable in its characteristics.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Sunpararopi' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2011/1925, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by Naktuinbouw in Roelofarendsveen, Netherlands, in 2012. Colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Mandevilla: 'Sunpararopi'

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