Denomination: 'Sunsurfbv'
Trade name: Surfinia Blue Veined Improved
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
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2005-10-17
Application Number: 05-5119
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-08-17
Certificate Number: 2840
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2025-08-17

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Revolution Bluevein No. 2' (Surfinia Purple Veined) and 'Sunsurflala' (Surfinia Lavender Lace)

Summary: 'Sunsurfbv' has a shorter shoot length than 'Sunsurflala'. 'Sunsurfbv' has darker green leaves than 'Revolution Bluevein No.2'. 'Sunsurfbv' has a smaller flower diameter than 'Revolution Bluevein No.2'. 'Sunsurfbv' differs in the colour of the veins on the corolla from the reference varieties.


PLANT: semi upright growth habit, short to medium height, medium width

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

LEAVES: short to medium length, narrow to medium width, elliptic to obovate, rounded apex, no variegation, medium to dark green on upper side, no blistering, petiole medium in length

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

FLOWERS: medium length pedicel, single corolla, medium diameter, trumpet shape
COROLLA: moderate lobing, light blue violet on upper and lower side, veins purple and strongly conspicuous, margin with strong undulation
COROLLA TUBE: medium length, violet on inner side, veins medium in conspicuousness
ANTHERS: violet before pollen dehiscence, light blue/grey after dehiscence.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sunsurfbv' originated from a controlled cross between 'Celebrity Burgundy' 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, 162 seedlings were obtained from the cross and grown in pots in the glasshouse for evaluation. In June 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 'Sunsurfbv' 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 'Sunsurfbv' with reference varieties 'Revolution Bluevein No. 2' and 'Sunsurflala'

Shoot length (cm)

  'Sunsurfbv' 'Revolution Bluevein No. 2' 'Sunsurflala'
mean 20.0 22.6 33.1
std. deviation 2.68 3.17 4.28

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Sunsurfbv' 'Revolution Bluevein No. 2' 'Sunsurflala'
mean 5.4 6.5 5.2
std. deviation 0.23 0.44 0.15

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Sunsurfbv' 'Revolution Bluevein No. 2' 'Sunsurflala'
upper side 77D (lighter than) fading to 76D 76B-C 69D/white
lower side 76B-D 76B to white 69D/white
veins 83B N81A N78A

Colour of corolla tube (RHS)

  'Sunsurfbv' 'Revolution Bluevein No. 2' 'Sunsurflala'
inner side N81C-D 77A 79A (veins)

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

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