Denomination: 'Sunsurfpivemi'
Trade name: Surfinia Baby Compact Light Pink
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: 06-5531
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-08-29
Certificate Number: 3325
Date rights surrendered: 2010-08-17

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Whip Ablos' (Whispers Appleblossom) and 'Sunsurfcopasamo' (Surfinia Patio Coral Pink)

Summary: 'Sunsurfpivemi' is a petunia variety which has a more upright growth habit than 'Whip Ablos'. The sepals of 'Sunsurfpivemi' are shorter than the sepals of 'Whip Ablos'. Although the main flower colour of the candidate variety is the same as that of 'Whip Ablos', 'Sunsurfpivemi' flowers have only one colour on the corolla, excluding the colour of the blue pink veins, whereas 'Whip Ablos' flowers have two colours. 'Sunsurfpivemi' differs from 'Sunsurfcopasamo' in the main flower colour.


PLANT: upright growth habit, short, narrow to medium width

SHOOT: thin, short to medium, no anthocyanin colouration

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

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

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

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Sunsurfpivemi' originated from a cross between the variety 'PS200-5' as the female parent and the variety 'PS121-2' 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 'Sunsurfpivemi'.

Tests & Trials: The trials for 'Sunsurfpivemi' 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 'Sunsurfpivemi' with reference varieties 'Whip Ablos' and 'Sunsurfcopasamo'

Length of sepal (mm)

  'Sunsurfpivemi' 'Whip Ablos' 'Sunsurfcopasamo'
mean 20.0 27.3 19.2
std. deviation 2.75 3.20 1.93

Main colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Sunsurfpivemi' 'Whip Ablos' 'Sunsurfcopasamo'
upper side 69D 69D 65A-C
lower side 69D white/69D white and 69C

Colour of veins on corolla lobe (RHS)

  'Sunsurfpivemi' 'Whip Ablos' 'Sunsurfcopasamo'
upper side N66C N74B-C 60B

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Petunia: 'Sunsurfpivemi' (left) with reference varieties 'Sunsurfcopasamo' (centre) and 'Whip Ablos' (right)

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Petunia: 'Sunsurfpivemi' (left) with reference varieties 'Sunsurfcopasamo' (centre) and 'Whip Ablos' (right)

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