Denomination: 'Sunsurfmictrout'
Trade name: Surfinia Baby Compact Coral
Botanical Name: Petunia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Suntory Flowers Limited
Administrative Division
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Breeder: Kazunari Iwaki, Shiga, Japan
Takeshi Kanaya, Suntory Flowers Limited, Shiga, Japan
Yasuko Isobe, Suntory Flowers Limited, Shiga, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2006-07-06
Application Number: 06-5530
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-08-29
Certificate Number: 3324
Date rights surrendered: 2010-08-17

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Whip Sal' (Whispers Salmon)

Summary: 'Sunsurfmictrout' is a petunia variety which has flowers with stronger lobing and a lighter main colour than the reference variety 'Whip Sal'. The veins on the inner side of the corolla tube of 'Sunsurfmictrout' are moderately to strongly conspicuous, whereas the veins inside the corolla tube of 'Whip Sal' are very weakly to weakly conspicuous.


PLANT: creeping growth habit, medium width

SHOOT: medium to thick, short, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration

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

SEPAL: medium length, narrow, oblanceolate, no anthocyanin colouration

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

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Sunsurfmictrout' originated from a cross between the variety 'PS105-3' as the female parent and the variety 'PS143-1' as the male parent. The cross was conducted in September 2003, at Higashiomi-shi, Shiga-ken, Japan. In April 2004, 80 seedlings were obtained from the cross. The seedlings were grown in pots in a glasshouse and evaluated. In September 2004, 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 2005. The plants were found to be distinct, uniform and stable in their characteristics and the new variety was named 'Sunsurfmictrout'.

Tests & Trials: The trials for 'Sunsurfmictrout' 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 table for 'Sunsurfmictrout' with reference variety 'Whip Sal'

Main colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Sunsurfmictrout' 'Whip Sal'
upper side 52B (newly open 50A) 58C with 67D tones
lower side 58D (fading at midvein and base) 55C (fading to 56D at midvein and base)

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Petunia: 'Sunsurfmictrout' (left) with reference variety 'Whip Sal' (right)

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Petunia: 'Sunsurfmictrout' (left) with reference variety 'Whip Sal' (right)

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