Sunlapur

Petunia

Denomination: 'Sunlapur'
Trade name: Surfinia Giant Purple
Botanical Name: Petunia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Suntory Flowers Limited
Administrative Division
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Tokyo
108-0014
Japan
Breeder: Kiyoshi Miyazaki, 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: 2001-05-11
Application Number: 01-2715
Grant of Rights Date: 2003-12-09
Certificate Number: 1689
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2021-12-09

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Surfinia Brilliant Pink' and 'Surfinia Mini Brilliant Pink'

Summary: 'Sunlapur' differs from the reference varieties, 'Surfinia Brilliant Pink' and 'Surfinia Mini Brilliant Pink', in corolla size and undulation of the corolla margin. The corolla of 'Sunlapur' is larger in size than both reference varieties. Undulation of the corolla margin is medium in 'Sunlapur' whereas it is weak in both reference varieties.

Description:

'Sunlapur' is a single petunia variety with a semi-drooping growth habit. The shoots are long and thick with no anthocyanin colouration. The leaves are elliptic with a narrow to broad acute shaped apex. The leaves are sessile and medium green with no variegation or blistering. The sepals are linear in shape, medium in width with no anthocyanin colouration.

The pedicel of 'Sunlapur' is medium to long and medium in thickness. It produces single flowers which are salverform in overall shape. The corolla is red-purple with dark purple veins with very weak conspicuousness at the base of the inner side of the corolla. The margins have medium undulation and the corolla tube is short to medium in length. The main colour of the inner side of the throat is dark violet with medium to strong conspicuousness of veins. Anther colour is white at the base and purple at the top.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sunlapur' originated by crossing 'Titan Red' with a wild type petunia plant native to Brazil. The initial cross was made in April, 1995 at Shiga-ken, Japan. 'Sunlapur' was selected in December, 1996 based on flower size, colour and growth habit. Asexual reproduction was carried out by vegetative cuttings.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Sunlapur' were conducted in a greenhouse at Norseco Inc., Boisbriand, Quebec during the summer of 2002. There were 3 pots/variety containing 3 plants per 25 cm pot. Unless otherwise indicated, measured characteristics were based on ten measurements.


Comparison tables for 'Sunlapur' with reference varieties 'Surfinia Brilliant Pink' and 'Surfinia Mini Brilliant Pink'

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Sunlapur' 'Surfinia Brilliant Pink' 'Surfinia Mini Brilliant Pink'
mean 7.18 7.55 5.07
std. deviation 1.65 1.44 0.85

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Sunlapur' 'Surfinia Brilliant Pink' 'Surfinia Mini Brilliant Pink'
mean 3.99 3.93 3.0
std. deviation 1.07 0.63 0.42

Sepal length (mm)

  'Sunlapur' 'Surfinia Brilliant Pink' 'Surfinia Mini Brilliant Pink'
mean 24.25 27.64 21.47
std. deviation 3.49 5.40 2.53

Diameter of corolla (cm)

  'Sunlapur' 'Surfinia Brilliant Pink' 'Surfinia Mini Brilliant Pink'
mean 7.86 7.78 5.53
std. deviation 0.45 0.15 0.18

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Sunlapur' 'Surfinia Brilliant Pink' 'Surfinia Mini Brilliant Pink'
inner side 74A 74A 74A

Colour of corolla tube (RHS)

  'Sunlapur' 'Surfinia Brilliant Pink' 'Surfinia Mini Brilliant Pink'
inner side 83B 77A 77A
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