|Trade name:||Surfinia Baby Compact Light Pink|
|Botanical Name:||Petunia ×hybrida|
Suntory Flowers Limited
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Kazunari Iwaki, Shiga, Japan
Takeshi Kanaya, Suntory Flowers Limited, Shiga, Japan
Yasuko Isobe, Suntory Flowers Limited, Shiga, Japan
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2008-08-29|
|Date rights surrendered:||2010-08-17|
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)
Main colour of corolla (RHS)
|lower side||69D||white/69D||white and 69C|
Colour of veins on corolla lobe (RHS)
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