|Trade name:||Surfinia Patio Indigo|
|Botanical Name:||Petunia ×hybrida|
Suntory Flowers Limited
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
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:||2012-06-22|
|Date rights surrendered:||2014-06-22|
Varieties used for comparison: 'Keipabukas' (Surfinia Patio Blue) and 'Suncopablue' (Surfinia Baby Compact Blue)
Summary: The leaves of 'Sunsurfcopavio' are longer and wider than the leaves of the reference varieties. The sepal of 'Sunsurfcopavio' is longer than the sepal of the reference varieties. The corolla of 'Sunsurfcopavio' is a darker violet when fully open than the corolla of 'Keipabukas'. The corolla lobe of 'Sunsurfcopavio' has weak undulation of the margin while the corolla of 'Keipabukas' has medium undulation and the corolla of 'Suncopablue' has medium to strong undulation. The veins on the inner side of the corolla tube are moderately conspicuous for 'Sunsurfcopavio' while they are weak for 'Keipabukas' and medium to strong for 'Suncopablue'. The anthers of 'Sunsurfcopavio' are violet before dehiscence while the anthers of 'Keipabukas' are yellowish white.
PLANT: upright growth habit, medium shoot thickness
LEAF: elliptic, broad acute apex, no variegation, medium green on upper side, no blistering
SEPAL: obovate, anthocyanin colouration present
FLOWER: single, funnelform, purple veins
COROLLA LOBE: one colour on upper side, upper side dark violet (brighter than RHS 83A) when newly opened, violet (RHS N81A) when fully opened, weakly conspicuous veins, weak undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: inner side violet (duller than RHS N80B) with dark violet (RHS N79A) veins, moderate conspicuousness of veins on inner side, anthers violet before dehiscence.
Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Sunsurfcopavio' originated from controlled cross pollinations made from April to November 2003 at Higashiomi, Shiga, Japan. The female parent was an unnamed proprietary variety designated PF4 and the male parent was an unnamed proprietary variety designated LV-01. Seeds from the pollination were germinated and grown to maturity. One plant was selected in September 2005, in a controlled environment at Higashiomi, Shiga, Japan, based on criteria for growth habit, flower size and flower colour. The selected plant was propagated by cuttings and grown in a pot trial from April to September 2006, where it was determined that it was distinct from other varieties and uniform and stable. The new variety was named 'Sunsurfcopavio'.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Sunsurfcopavio' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2011 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on April 20, 2011. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on May 25, 2011. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'Sunsurfcopavio' with reference varieties 'Keipabukas' and 'Suncopablue'
Leaf length (cm)
Leaf blade width (cm)
Sepal length (cm)
Colour of corolla lobe (RHS)
|upper side - newly opened||83A (brighter than)||86A (more blue than)||86A (brighter than)|
|upper side - fully opened||N81A||N87A, aging to N88B-C||N87A|
Colour of corolla tube (RHS)
|inner side||N80B (duller than), N79A veins||85B, NN155D at transition to tube||76A-B, N77A veins|
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