|Trade name:||Surfinia Candy Cane|
|Botanical Name:||Petunia ×hybrida|
Suntory Flowers Limited
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Keisei Rose Nurseries Inc.
Kazunari Iwaki, Shiga, Japan
Takuro Ishihara, Tokyo, Japan
Shinya Miyano, Chiba-ken, 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: 'Sunsurflala' (Surfinia Lavender Lace) and 'Sunbapive' (Surfinia Baby Pink Veined)
Summary: 'Sunsurfmomo' is a petunia variety which differs from 'Sunbapive' in main flower colour and from 'Sunsurflala' in the colour of the veins on the corolla. The inner side of the corolla tube in 'Sunsurfmomo' is white, whereas the corolla tube of 'Sunsurflala' is nearly black and the corolla tube of 'Sunbapive' is violet. The veins on the inner side of the corolla tube are strongly conspicuous in 'Sunsurfmomo', moderately conspicuous in 'Sunsurflala' and weakly to moderately conspicuous in 'Sunbapive'.
PLANT: creeping growth habit, broad width
SHOOT: thin to medium thickness, medium to long, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration
LEAF: short to medium, medium to broad width, elliptic, acute apex, no variegation, medium to dark green upper side, no blistering, very short to short petiole
SEPAL: medium length, narrow, linear, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: medium length pedicel, single, medium diameter, funnelform
COROLLA: medium to strong lobing, light blue violet on upper side and lower side, veins purple and strongly conspicuous, medium undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: medium length, white on inner side, veins violet and strongly conspicuous
ANTHER: yellowish white before and after pollen dehiscence
Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Sunsurfmomo' originated from a cross between the variety 'Polo Velvet' as the female parent and the variety 'P55h' as the male parent. The cross was conducted in August 2001, at Higashiomi-shi, Shiga-ken, Japan. In April 2002, 135 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 'Sunsurfmomo'.
Tests & Trials: The trials for 'Sunsurfmomo' 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 'Sunsurfmomo' with reference varieties 'Sunsurflala' and 'Sunbapive'
Main colour of corolla (RHS)
|upper side||pinker than 76B-C||69D||75B-C|
Colour of veins on corolla (RHS)
|upper side||71C to N74A||N78A||N66B with N74A tones|
Colour of corolla tube (RHS)
|inner side||155A (background)||N186A (veins)||N81B (veins)|
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