Kirimaji Veiny Pink


Denomination: 'Kirimaji Veiny Pink'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'PV-65'
Trade name: Suncatcher Pink Vein
Botanical Name: Petunia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Fides B.V.
P.O. Box 26
2678 ZG
De Lier
Breeder: Matsuyashi Sanada, Kirin Brewery Company, Limited, Tokyo, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2001-12-28
Application Number: 01-2953
Grant of Rights Date: 2004-12-15
Certificate Number: 2065
Date rights surrendered: 2013-12-15

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sunrove' (Surfinia Pink Vein)

Summary: 'Kirimaji Veiny Pink' is a petunia variety which has narrower leaves, shorter sepals and a longer pedicel than the reference variety 'Sunrove'. The colour of the corolla lobes is very similar in the two varieties. However, the veins in the corolla tube of 'Kirimaji Veiny Pink' are a darker purple-pink colour which makes the inner side of the tube appear darker than the corolla tube of the reference variety. The flowers of 'Kirimaji Veiny Pink' have a slightly smaller diameter than those of 'Sunrove'.


'Kirimaji Veiny Pink' is a petunia variety with a creeping growth habit. The shoots are medium in thickness with no anthocyanin present. The leaves are medium green and ovate in shape, with a narrowly acute apex. There is no variegation on the leaf blade and no blistering. The sepals are linear in shape with no anthocyanin colouration. 'Kirimaji Veiny Pink' produces single, funnel form, purple-pink flowers. The corolla has weak to moderate lobing with medium undulation of the margin. The veins on the upper surface of the corolla are purple-pink and very strongly conspicuous. The apex of the corolla lobe is cuspidate. The inside of the corolla tube is dark purple and has strongly conspicuous veins. Anther colour is medium blue.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Kirimaji Veiny Pink' originated from a controlled breeding program during 1996, at Tochigi, Japan. The female parent was an unnamed internal breeding seed line of Petunia x hybrida. The male parent was 'Sunrove' (Surfinia Pink Vein). The initial selection was made in 1998.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Kirimaji Veiny Pink' were conducted in a polyhouse at BioFlora Inc., St. Thomas, Ontario during the summer of 2003. The trials included 15 plants of each variety. All plants were grown from unrooted cuttings and were transplanted into 15cm pots on July 11, 2003 (week 28). All colour measurements were made using RHS colour chart 2001. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety.

Comparison tables for 'Kirimaji Veiny Pink' with reference variety 'Sunrove'

Shoot length (cm)

  'Kirimaji Veiny Pink' 'Sunrove'
mean 26.20 32.21
std. deviation 3.34 4.21

Leaf width (cm)

  'Kirimaji Veiny Pink' 'Sunrove'
mean 2.36 2.86
std. deviation 0.18 0.44

Sepal length (mm)

  'Kirimaji Veiny Pink' 'Sunrove'
mean 10.90 14.00
std. deviation 1.72 1.76

Sepal width (mm)

  'Kirimaji Veiny Pink' 'Sunrove'
mean 2.40 2.90
std. deviation 0.70 0.74

Pedicel length (mm)

  'Kirimaji Veiny Pink' 'Sunrove'
mean 28.20 20.00
std. deviation 5.73 3.74

Diameter of corolla (mm)

  'Kirimaji Veiny Pink' 'Sunrove'
mean 48.90 54.70
std. deviation 2.38 2.83

Colour of corolla lobe on (RHS)

  'Kirimaji Veiny Pink' 'Sunrove'
inner side 75B, 75D with 75A at margins 75B, 75D with 75A at margins
outer side 75B, 75D 75B, 75D

Main colour of corolla tube (RHS)

  'Kirimaji Veiny Pink' 'Sunrove'
inner side N79B, with N187A veins 79C, with N186C veins
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