Denomination: 'Temari'
Trade name: Supertunia Raspberry Blast
Botanical Name: Petunia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Goto, Koji
730-3-2-101 Endo
Kanagawa Prefecture
Fujisawa City
Breeder: Koji Goto, Fujisawa City, Japan
Susumu Goto, Koza, Japan
Fusako Goto, Fujisawa City, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2007-04-05
Application Number: 07-5846
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-08-29
Certificate Number: 3314
Date rights surrendered: 2017-08-29

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Keipunes' (Surfinia Mini Mini Purple) and 'Sunsurfcopasaku'

Summary: 'Temari' has narrower plants than 'Keipunes' and darker leaves than 'Sunsurfcopasaku'. The leaves of 'Temari' are longer than those of 'Sunsurfcopasaku' and broader than those of both reference varieties. 'Temari' has a shorter pedicel than 'Sunsurfcopasaku' and larger flower diameter than 'Keipunes'. The flowers of 'Temari' are funnelform while those of 'Sunsurfcopasaku' are salverform. The upper side of the corolla of 'Temari' is two coloured while that of the reference varieties is one coloured. The corolla lobes of 'Temari' are blue pink fading to violet towards the centre with a wide band of bright purple along the margins whereas those of 'Keipunes' are bright purple and those of 'Sunsurfcopasaku' are blue pink with darker blue pink along the margins. Before anther dehiscence, the anthers of 'Temari' are yellowish white while those of 'Keipunes' are purple.


PLANT: semi-upright to trailing growth habit

SHOOT: thin, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration

LEAF: elliptic, broad acute apex, no variegation, dark green on upper side

SEPAL: linear to oblanceolate, no anthocyanin colouration

FLOWER: single, funnelform
COROLLA: moderate to strong lobing, upper side is blue pink fading to violet at centre with a wide band of bright purple along margins of corolla lobes, lower side is light blue violet with blue pink along margins, red green veins on upper side, veins weakly conspicuous on upper side, moderate undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: light green on inner side, veins weakly conspicuous
ANTHER: yellowish white before pollen dehiscence, cream coloured after pollen dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Temari' was developed by the breeders Koji Goto, Husaku Goto and Susumu Goto, all residents of Japan. It originated from a cross made in 1995 between the female parent, a Petunia line of Brazilian origin with red, pink and white flowers, and the male parent, an unknown, unnamed Petunia breeding line. From 1996-2000, single plant selections were made from the F1 progeny and an additional hybridization was made with a new unnamed Petunia breeding line. The final hybridization was made in 2000 in Japan. One F1 from the final hybridization was selected based on its' purple flower colour with dark purple edge, decumbent growth habit and small flower size. This line was vegetatively propagated and further evaluated in the greenhouse from 2001 through 2003 to establish the uniformity and stability of its' characteristics. In 2003, it was concluded that the distinct characteristics of the line reproduce true to type in successive generations of asexual propagation and this line was named 'Temari'.

Tests & Trials: The trials for 'Temari' were conducted during the summer of 2007, in a polyhouse in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trials consisted of 15 plants per variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings planted into 11.5 cm pots on July 10, 2007. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on August 21, 2007. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour chart.

Comparison tables for 'Temari' with reference varieties 'Keipunes' and 'Sunsurfcopasaku'

Plant width (cm)

  'Temari' 'Keipunes' 'Sunsurfcopasaku'
mean 32.6 41.2 26.0
std. deviation 4.26 3.85 2.47

Leaf length (cm)

  'Temari' 'Keipunes' 'Sunsurfcopasaku'
mean 4.9 4.7 3.5
std. deviation 0.38 0.30 0.32

Leaf width (cm)

  'Temari' 'Keipunes' 'Sunsurfcopasaku'
mean 2.9 2.3 1.6
std. deviation 0.34 0.20 0.15

Pedicel length (cm)

  'Temari' 'Keipunes' 'Sunsurfcopasaku'
mean 1.2 0.8 2.5
std. deviation 0.24 0.27 0.23

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Temari' 'Keipunes' 'Sunsurfcopasaku'
mean 3.7 3.2 4.1
std. deviation 0.20 0.18 0.18

Colour of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'Temari' 'Keipunes' 'Sunsurfcopasaku'
main colour of upper side N74C fading to 75D at centre more purple than N74A N74C with close to 72C at margins
secondary colour of upper side N74A N/A N/A
lower side 76D with 186C along margins lighter than N82B 75D with 77D in marginal area

Colour of corolla tube (RHS)

  'Temari' 'Keipunes' 'Sunsurfcopasaku'
inner side 145C 86C 155C

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Petunia: 'Temari' (left) with reference varieties 'Keipunes' (centre) and 'Sunsurfcopasaku' (right)

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Petunia: 'Temari' (left) with reference varieties 'Keipunes' (centre) and 'Sunsurfcopasaku' (right)

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Petunia: 'Temari' (left) with reference varieties 'Keipunes' (centre) and 'Sunsurfcopasaku' (right)

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