Sunnipariho

Nierembergia

Denomination: 'Sunnipariho'
Trade name: Summer Splash Patio White
Botanical Name: Nierembergia
Applicant/Holder: Suntory Flowers Limited
Administrative Division
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Tokyo
108-0014
Japan
Breeder: Yasuyuki Murakami, Suntory Flowers Limited, Shiga, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2006-08-22
Application Number: 06-5568
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-08-29
Certificate Number: 3320
Date rights surrendered: 2009-07-29

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sunnikoho' (Summer Splash Compact White)

Summary: 'Sunnipariho' has a taller plant height than 'Sunnikoho'. 'Sunnipariho' has a longer leaf blade length and larger flower diameter than 'Sunnikoho'. 'Sunnipariho' has white at the center of the flower while 'Sunnikoho' has yellow at the center surrounded by light blue violet.

Description:

PLANT: upright bushy growth habit, sparse branching density
STEM: light green, no anthocyanin colouration

LEAF: narrow elliptic to linear, acute apex, medium green on upper and lower side, petiole absent

FLOWER: cyme type inflorescence, campanulate flower shape
SEPAL: narrow acute apex
COROLLA: weak to medium lobing, weak to medium reflexing of margin, white, no eye zone, yellow anthers

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sunnipariho' originated from a cross between two proprietary breeding lines, made at Higashiomi-shi, Shiga-ken, Japan in 2003. Seedlings from the cross were sown and grown in pot trials until October 2004. Several seedlings were selected for plant shape and flower colour. Those seedlings were propagated by cuttings and grown in pot and bedding trials in 2005. 'Sunnipariho' was selected in October 2005.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2007 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants of each variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11cm pots on May 8, 2007. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 27, 2007. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'Sunnipariho' with reference variety 'Sunnikoho'

Plant height (cm)

  'Sunnipariho' 'Sunnikoho'
mean 29.6 15.4
std. deviation 2.35 2.40

Leaf length (cm)

  'Sunnipariho' 'Sunnikoho'
mean 2.5 1.6
std. deviation 0.28 0.20

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Sunnipariho' 'Sunnikoho'
mean 3.7 2.9
std. deviation 0.45 0.28

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Sunnipariho' 'Sunnikoho'
central zone 155A 12A surrounded by 85C

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Nierembergia: 'Sunnipariho' (left) with reference variety 'Sunnikoho' (right)

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Nierembergia: 'Sunnipariho' (left) with reference variety 'Sunnikoho' (right)

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