Denomination: 'Sunsurflala'
Trade name: Surfinia Lavender Lace
Botanical Name: Petunia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Suntory Flowers Limited
Administrative Division
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Tel: +81-3-5419-1382

Keisei Rose Nurseries Inc.
1-12-1 Oshiage
Breeder: Shinya Miyano, Chiba-ken, Japan
Kazunari Iwaki, Shiga, Japan
Takuro Ishihara, Tokyo, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2005-02-09
Application Number: 05-4526
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-08-17
Certificate Number: 2835
Date rights surrendered: 2016-08-17

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Sunrove' (Surfinia Pink Veined) and 'Revolution Bluevein No. 2' (Surfinia Purple Veined)

Summary: 'Sunsurflala' has a more upright growth habit than 'Revolution Bluevein No. 2' and taller plant height than the reference varieties. 'Sunsurflala' has darker green leaves than 'Revolution Bluevein No. 2'. 'Sunsurflala' has a smaller flower diameter than 'Revolution Bluevein No. 2'. 'Sunsurflala' has less conspicuous venation on the upper side of the corolla lobe than the reference varieties.


PLANT: upright to semi-upright growth habit, medium to tall, wide to very wide

SHOOTS: thin, medium to long, weak anthocyanin colouration at internodes

LEAVES: short to medium length, medium width, ovate to elliptic, broad acute apex, no variegation, medium green on upper side, no blistering, petiole short to medium in length

SEPALS: medium length, narrow to medium width, linear, anthocyanin colouration present at base

FLOWERS: short to medium length pedicel, single corolla, small to medium diameter, trumpet shape
COROLLA: moderate lobing, light blue violet and white on upper and lower side, veins purple and moderately to strongly conspicuous, margin with strong undulation
COROLLA TUBE: medium length, veins very dark violet on inner side, veins moderately conspicuous
ANTHERS: light blue before pollen dehiscence, dark blue after dehiscence.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sunsurflala' originated from a controlled cross between 'Polo Velvet' as the female parent and 'P55h' as the male parent. The cross was made in August 2001 at Yokaichi-shi, Shiga-ken, Japan. In April 2002, 135 seedlings were obtained from the cross and grown in pots in the glasshouse for evaluation. In July 2002, 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 2003.

Tests & Trials: The tests and trials for 'Sunsurflala' 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 'Sunsurflala' with reference varieties 'Sunrove' and 'Revolution Bluevein No. 2'

Plant height (cm)

  'Sunsurflala' 'Sunrove' 'Revolution Bluevein No. 2'
mean 22.2 12.2 13.8
std. deviation 4.69 2.87 2.57

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Sunsurflala' 'Sunrove' 'Revolution Bluevein No. 2'
mean 5.2 4.7 6.5
std. deviation 0.15 0.25 0.44

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Sunsurflala' 'Sunrove' 'Revolution Bluevein No. 2'
upper side 69D/white 75C-D 76B-C
lower side 69D/white 75B-D 76B to white

Colour of corolla tube (RHS)

  'Sunsurflala' 'Sunrove' 'Revolution Bluevein No. 2'
inner side veins darker than 79A veins 77A area between veins 77A

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Petunia: 'Sunsurflala' (left) with reference varieties 'Revolution Bluevein No. 2' (centre) and 'Sunrove' (right)

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