Denomination: 'Sunparayokore'
Trade name: Sun Parasol Ruby Splash
Botanical Name: Mandevilla
Applicant/Holder: Suntory Flowers Limited
Administrative Division
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Breeder: Tomoya Misato, Yamanashi, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2013-04-19
Application Number: 13-8006
Grant of Rights Date: 2016-08-26
Certificate Number: 5316
Date rights surrendered: 2017-08-26

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sunparacore' (Sun Parasol Garden Crimson)

Summary: The petiole of 'Sunparayokore' is shorter than that of 'Sunparacore'. The leaf blade of 'Sunparayokore' is narrower than that of 'Sunparacore'. The shape of the flower bud of 'Sunparayokore' is rhombic whereas that of 'Sunparacore' is obtrullate. The diameter of the corolla of 'Sunparayokore' is smaller than that of 'Sunparacore'. The main colour of the inner side of the corolla lobe of 'Sunparayokore' is a darker purple red than that of 'Sunparacore'.


PLANT: medium density, medium number of climbing tendrils
YOUNG STEM: light green, very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, no pubescence

LEAF: decussate arrangement
PETIOLE: medium green, absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, no pubescence
LEAF BLADE: moderately elongated length/width ratio, broadest part positioned both at middle and towards apex, cuspidate apex, rounded base, incurving shape in cross-section, weak undulation of margin
LEAF BLADE (UPPER SIDE): dark green, strong glossiness, absent or very weak bulging between veins, no pubescence
LEAF BLADE (LOWER SIDE): light green, no pubescence

PEDICEL: light green, absent or weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, no pubescence
CALYX: light green on basal and distal halves
FLOWER BUD: rhombic shape, brown purple to dark purple red (RHS 187A-B)
FLOWER: single type
COROLLA LOBE: strongly asymmetric, acuminate to acute apex, dark purple red (closest to RHS 187B) on inner side of newly open flower, dark purple red (much darker than RHS 53A) on inner side of mature flower, medium recurving and undulation of margin
COROLLA THROAT: funnel shape
COROLLA THROAT (INNER SIDE): orange brown (darker than RHS N163A) basal half, dark pink red (much darker than RHS 53A) distal half
COROLLA THROAT (OUTER SIDE): light green (RHS 145D) basal half, dark purple red (RHS 187B-C) distal half
COROLLA TUBE (OUTER SIDE): dark purple red (lighter than RHS N34A) with light green (RHS 145C-D) at base of apex
FILAMENT: yellowish white
ANTHER: light yellow
OVARY: light green

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sunpararyokore' originated from an open pollination which took place at the Omi Research and Development Center of Suntory Flowers Ltd. in Higashiomi-shi, Shiga, Japan. The cross took place in April 2006 between the female parent 'M37-mt1' and an unknown male parent. The resulting seed was germinated and the seedlings were grown to maturity. 'Sunparayokore' was selected in October 2007 for its plant growth habit, flower size and flower colour.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial of 'Sunparayokore' was conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2015 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. It included a total of 15 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings transplanted into 20 centimetre standard pots on May 12, 2015. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants, or parts of plants, of each variety on July 30, 2015. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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

Petiole length (cm)

  'Sunparayokore' 'Sunparacore'
mean 1.0 1.7
std. deviation 0.22 0.62

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Sunparayokore' 'Sunparacore'
mean 7.3 8.6
std. deviation 0.24 0.64

Diameter of corolla (cm)

  'Sunparayokore' 'Sunparacore'
mean 7.5 8.6
std. deviation 0.16 0.56

Main colour of fully open corolla lobe (RHS)

  'Sunparayokore' 'Sunparacore'
inner side much darker than 53A 53B-C with 53A at apex

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

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

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

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