Denomination: 'Keipamipihas'
Trade name: Surfinia Patio Misty Pink
Botanical Name: Petunia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Keisei Rose Nurseries Inc.
1-12-1 Oshiage

Suntory Flowers Limited
Administrative Division
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Tel: +81-3-5419-1382
Breeder: Kazunari Iwaki, Shiga, Japan
Shinya Miyano, Chiba-ken, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2005-03-29
Application Number: 05-4650
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-08-17
Certificate Number: 2833
Date rights surrendered: 2008-08-25

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Whip Ablos' (Whispers Appleblossom) and 'Keipawhihis' (Surfinia Patio White)

Summary: 'Keipamipihas' has a shorter sepal length than 'Whip Ablos' and longer sepal length than 'Keipawhihis'. 'Keipamipihas' has a shorter pedicel and smaller flower diameter than 'Whip Ablos'. 'Keipamipihas' has a shorter corolla tube and different flower colour than the reference varieties.


PLANT: upright growth habit, medium to tall height, very narrow to narrow width

SHOOTS: thin, short, absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration

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

SEPALS: short in length, narrow width, linear, no anthocyanin colouration

FLOWERS: short pedicel, single corolla, very small to small diameter, trumpet shape
COROLLA: weak to moderate lobing, white on upper side with violet secondary colour at the margin, violet on lower side, veins yellow green and very weak in conspicuousness, margin with weak undulation
COROLLA TUBE: very short to short, white on inner side, veins weak in conspicuousness
ANTHERS: cream before and after pollen dehiscence.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Keipamipihas' originated from a controlled cross between unnamed breeding lines, made in September 2001, at Sawara-shi, Chiba-ken, Japan. In April 2002, 100 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 flower colour.

Tests & Trials: The tests and trials for 'Keipamipihas' 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 'Keipamipihas' with reference varieties 'Whip Ablos' and 'Keipawhihis'

Sepal length (mm)

  'Keipamipihas' 'Whip Ablos' 'Keipawhihis'
mean 13.3 17.5 9.9
std. deviation 0.95 1.18 0.88

Pedicel length (cm)

  'Keipamipihas' 'Whip Ablos' 'Keipawhihis'
mean 1.6 3.0 1.5
std. deviation 0.17 0.59 0.14

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Keipamipihas' 'Whip Ablos' 'Keipawhihis'
mean 3.6 5.2 4.3
std. deviation 0.17 0.30 0.23

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Keipamipihas' 'Whip Ablos' 'Keipawhihis'
upper side 155B, N155B around veins 76C (more pink than) white
lower side 75B-C 76D white

Secondary colour on corolla (RHS)

  'Keipamipihas' 'Whip Ablos' 'Keipawhihis'
inner side 75A-B N74D n/a

Colour of corolla tube (RHS)

  'Keipamipihas' 'Whip Ablos' 'Keipawhihis'
inner side 155B 155C 154D

Corolla tube length (mm)

  'Keipamipihas' 'Whip Ablos' 'Keipawhihis'
mean 17.7 26.0 24.2
std. deviation 0.67 0.94 1.14

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Petunia: Keipamipihas' (left) with reference varieties 'Whip Ablos' (centre) and 'Keipawhihis' (right)

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