Denomination: 'Sunsurfpafure'
Trade name: Surfinia Purple Picotee
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
Breeder: Kazunari Iwaki, Shiga, Japan
Takeshi Kanaya, Suntory Flowers Limited, Shiga, Japan
Shinya Miyano, Chiba-ken, Japan
Yukihiro Ikeda, Hyogo, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2006-07-14
Application Number: 06-5551
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-08-29
Certificate Number: 3334
Date rights surrendered: 2016-08-29

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Dreams Rose Picotee' and 'Sylvanna Queen'

Summary: 'Sunsurfpafure' is a petunia variety which differs in main flower colour from the reference varieties. The corolla of 'Sunsurfpafure' is smaller in diameter than the corolla of both 'Dreams Rose Picotee' and 'Sylvanna Queen'. The anthers of 'Sunsurfpafure' are greyish purple after pollen dehiscence, whereas 'Dreams Rose Picotee' has yellowish white anthers and 'Sylvanna Queen' has greyish purple to light blue anthers.


PLANT: semi-upright to creeping growth habit, medium to tall, broad to very broad width

SHOOT: medium to thick, long, moderate anthocyanin colouration (at end of shoots and on pedicels)

LEAF: long, medium to broad width, ovate to elliptic, narrow acute apex, no variegation, medium green upper side, blistering present, short to medium length petiole

SEPAL: long, medium to broad width, linear to elliptic, anthocyanin colouration present at base

FLOWER: medium length pedicel, single, medium to broad diameter, funnelform
COROLLA: strong to very strong lobing, bicoloured, purple main colour on upper side, white secondary colour on margins, violet colour on lower side, veins purple and weakly to moderately conspicuous, medium undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: medium to long, violet on inner side, veins brown purple and moderately to strongly conspicuous
ANTHER: medium blue before pollen dehiscence, greyish purple after pollen dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Sunsurfpafure' originated from a cross between the variety 'Prime Time Burgundy Star' as the female parent and the variety 'Y-1' as the male parent. The cross was conducted in June 2001, at Higashiomi-shi, Shiga-ken, Japan. In April 2002, 120 seedlings were obtained from the cross. The seedlings were grown in pots in a glasshouse and evaluated. In August 2002, 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 2003. The plants were found to be distinct, uniform and stable in their characteristics and the new variety was named 'Sunsurfpafure'.

Tests & Trials: The trials for 'Sunsurfpafure' 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 'Sunsurfpafure' with reference varieties 'Dreams Rose Picotee' and 'Sylvanna Queen'

Width of sepal (mm)

  'Sunsurfpafure' 'Dreams Rose Picotee' 'Sylvanna Queen'
mean 9.2 10.5 6.9
std. deviation 1.32 2.32 1.37

Diameter of flower (cm)

  'Sunsurfpafure' 'Dreams Rose Picotee' 'Sylvanna Queen'
mean 7.4 8.6 8.7
std. deviation 0.28 0.55 0.72

Main colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Sunsurfpafure' 'Dreams Rose Picotee' 'Sylvanna Queen'
upper side N74A brighter than 67A N78A
lower side N78C 67B-C N78B

Secondary colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Sunsurfpafure' 'Dreams Rose Picotee' 'Sylvanna Queen'
upper side 155D 155D 155D

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Petunia: 'Sunsurfpafure' (left) with reference varieties 'Sylvanna Queen' (centre) and 'Dreams Rose Picotee' (right)

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Petunia: 'Sunsurfpafure' (left) with reference varieties 'Sylvanna Queen' (centre) and 'Dreams Rose Picotee' (right)

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