Denomination: 'Sunsurfcopasamo'
Trade name: Surfinia Patio Coral Pink
Botanical Name: Petunia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Suntory Flowers Limited
Administrative Division
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Breeder: 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: 2006-03-31
Application Number: 06-5415
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-08-29
Certificate Number: 3322
Date rights surrendered: 2011-07-19

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sunbapive' (Surfinia Baby Pink Veined)

Summary: 'Sunsurfcopasamo' is a petunia variety with an upright growth habit and narrow plants compared with the reference variety 'Sunbapive' which has a creeping habit and medium to broad plants. 'Sunsurfcopasamo' has shorter shoots than 'Sunbapive' and also shorter sepals. The flower of 'Sunsurfcopasamo' is smaller in diameter and differs in colour from the flower of 'Sunbapive'. The veins on the inner surface of the corolla tube of 'Sunsurfcopasamo' are light brown, whereas the veins in the corolla tube of 'Sunbapive' are violet.


PLANT: upright growth habit, medium height, narrow width

SHOOT: thin to medium thickness, short, no anthocyanin colouration

LEAF: medium length, medium width, elliptic, acute apex, no variegation, dark green upper side, no blistering, short petiole

SEPAL: short to medium length, narrow, linear to oblanceolate, no anthocyanin colouration

FLOWER: medium length pedicel, single, small to medium diameter, funnelform
COROLLA: medium to strong lobing, blue pink to light blue pink on upper side, white with pink tones on lower side, veins red purple and strongly conspicuous, weak to medium undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: medium length, light brown on inner side, veins moderately conspicuous
ANTHER: yellowish white before pollen dehiscence, yellow after pollen dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Sunsurfcopasamo' originated from a cross between the variety 'Fantasy Crystal Red' as the female parent and the variety 'P01-583' as the male parent. The cross was conducted in May 2002, at Higashiomi-shi, Shiga-ken, Japan. In April 2003, 70 seedlings were obtained from the cross. The seedlings were grown in pots in a glasshouse and evaluated. In August 2003, one seedling was selected for its growth habit, flower size and colour. The selected plant was propagated by cuttings and grown in pots, and then evaluated in a trial from April to September 2004. The plants were found to be distinct, uniform and stable in their characteristics and the new variety was named 'Sunsurfcopasamo'.

Tests & Trials: The trials for 'Sunsurfcopasamo' were conducted during the spring of 2007, in a polyhouse in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trials consisted of a total of 15 plants of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings planted into 15cm pots on April 24, 2007. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 5, 2007. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour chart.

Comparison tables for 'Sunsurfcopasamo' with reference variety 'Sunbapive'

Plant width (cm)

  'Sunsurfcopasamo' 'Sunbapive'
mean 29.7 52.0

Length of shoot (cm)

  'Sunsurfcopasamo' 'Sunbapive'
mean 16.1 31.1
std. deviation 1.73 5.05

Length of sepal (mm)

  'Sunsurfcopasamo' 'Sunbapive'
mean 19.2 25.4
std. deviation 1.93 2.67

Main colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Sunsurfcopasamo' 'Sunbapive'
upper side 65A-C 75B-C
lower side white with 69C 75C-D

Main colour of corolla tube (RHS)

  'Sunsurfcopasamo' 'Sunbapive'
inner side 166C N81B

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Petunia: 'Sunsurfcopasamo' (left) with reference variety 'Sunbapive' (right)

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Petunia: 'Sunsurfcopasamo' (left) with reference variety 'Sunbapive' (right)

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Petunia: 'Sunsurfcopasamo' (left) with reference variety 'Sunbapive' (right)

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