|Trade name:||Surfinia Raspberry Dream|
|Botanical Name:||Petunia ×hybrida|
Suntory Flowers Limited
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Keisei Rose Nurseries Inc.
Takuro Ishihara, Tokyo, Japan
Shinya Miyano, Chiba-ken, Japan
Kazunari Iwaki, Shiga, Japan
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2007-11-09|
|Date rights surrendered:||2010-11-25|
Varieties used for comparison: 'Sunrove' (Surfinia Pink Veined) and 'Sunmilk' (Surfinia Victorian Cream)
Summary: 'Sunraspberry' has a shorter shoot length than 'Sunrove'. 'Sunraspberry' has a white corolla with purple red veins while 'Sunrove' has a violet corolla with red purple veins. 'Sunraspberry' has more conspicuous veins on the corolla than 'Sunmilk'. 'Sunraspberry' has yellowish-white anther colour before pollen dehiscence while 'Sunrove' has light blue anthers.
PLANT: semi-upright growth habit, short to medium height, medium width
SHOOTS: thin, short to medium length, absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration
LEAVES: short to medium length, narrow to medium width, elliptic, narrow acute to rounded apex, no variegation, medium green on upper side, no blistering, petiole medium in length
SEPALS: short, narrow, linear, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWERS: short to medium length pedicel, single corolla, small to medium diameter, trumpet shape
COROLLA: weak lobing, white on upper and lower side, veins purple red and moderate to very strong in conspicuousness, margin with medium undulation
COROLLA TUBE: short to medium length, greyish on inner side, veins moderately conspicuous
ANTHERS: yellowish white before and after dehiscence.
Origin & Breeding History: 'Sunraspberry' originated from a controlled cross between a hybrid variety named 'PF165-1'as the female parent and 'PF171-1' as the male parent. The cross was made in December, 2000 at the Omi R&D Center, Suntory Flowers Ltd., Japan. In April 2001, 40 seedlings were obtained from the cross and grown in pots in the glasshouse for evaluation. In August 2001, one seedling was selected based on its growth habit, flower size and colour. That seedling was propagated by cuttings and a trial was carried out by flower potting and bedding from April to September 2002.
Tests & Trials: The tests and trials for 'Sunraspberry' were conducted in a polyhouse at BioFlora in St. Thomas, Ontario in the spring of 2006. The trials included 15 plants of each variety. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into six inch pots on April 17, 2006. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'Sunraspberry' with reference varieties 'Sunrove' and 'Sunmilk'
Shoot length (cm)
Colour of corolla (RHS)
|upper side||white/N155B||75C-D||155A, C|
|lower side||white/N155B||75B-D||155A, 150D (around veins)|
|veins||61B (brighter than)||N74A (darker than)||59C|
Colour of corolla tube (RHS)
|inner side||157A||77A (veins)||157A|
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