Denomination: 'Sunsurfcopaho'
Trade name: Surfinia Baby Vanilla
Botanical Name: Petunia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Suntory Flowers Limited
Administrative Division
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Breeder: 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: 2007-02-23
Application Number: 07-5772
Date Withdrawn: 2009-09-23

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Conbloss' (Supertunia Mini White)

Summary: 'Sunsurfcopaho' has a smaller flower diameter with a weaker degree of lobing than 'Conbloss'. The veins on the upper side of the corolla lobe of 'Sunsurfcopaho' are more conspicuous than those of 'Conbloss'. 'Sunsurfcopaho' has a shorter corolla tube than 'Conbloss'. The colour of the inner side of the corolla tube of 'Sunsurfcopaho' is yellow while it is grey in 'Conbloss'.


PLANT: creeping growth habit, short to medium height, short shoots, thin stem

LEAF: medium to long length, medium width, elliptic shape, narrow acute apex, no variegation, medium green, no blistering, short to medium length petiole

SEPAL: medium length, very narrow to narrow, linear, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: short pedicel, single type, small to medium diameter, salverform shape, very weak to weak degree of lobing, yellow veins
COROLLA LOBE: one colour, white (RHS 155B), medium conspicuousness of veins on the upper side, strong undulation of the margin
COROLLA TUBE: short, yellow (RHS 7B) inner side, weak conspicuousness of veins on the inner side, cream coloured anthers before dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sunsurfcopaho' is the result of the cross made in August 2003 between the female parent 'P1216' and the male parent 'Sunpatiki' conducted at Higashiomi-shi, Shiga-ken, Japan. In April 2004, 60 seedlings were obtained from that cross and grown in pots in the glasshouse and evaluated. In September 2004, one seedling was selected in view of its growth habit, flower size and colour. The selected plant was propagated by cuttings and grown in pots and trialed in April-September 2005.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials were conducted in a poly house in the spring of 2008 in St. Thomas, Ontario. There were 15 plants of each variety individually grown in 15 cm plastic pots. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Sunsurfcopaho' with reference variety 'Conbloss'

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Sunsurfcopaho' 'Conbloss'
mean 5.2 6.1
std. deviation 0.24 0.28

Corolla tube length (cm)

  'Sunsurfcopaho' 'Conbloss'
mean 2.4 2.9
std. deviation 0.16 0.20

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Petunia: 'Sunsurfcopaho' (left) with reference variety 'Conbloss' (right)

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Petunia: 'Sunsurfcopaho' (left) with reference variety 'Conbloss' (right)

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