|Trade name:||Surfinia Trailing Deep Red|
|Botanical Name:||Petunia ×hybrida|
Suntory Flowers Limited
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Yasuko Isobe, Suntory Flowers Limited, Shiga, Japan
Takeshi Kanaya, Suntory Flowers Limited, Shiga, Japan
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2013-06-19|
|Grant of Rights Termination Date:||2031-06-19|
Variety used for comparison: 'Sunremi' (Surfinia Patio Red)
Summary: The main colour of the upper side of the corolla lobe of 'Sunsurf Akatora' is darker red than that of 'Sunremi'. 'Sunsurf Akatora' has a shorter corolla tube than 'Sunremi'. The inner side of the corolla tube is red pink with brown purple veins for 'Sunsurf Akatora' whereas it is light yellow brown with medium brown veins for 'Sunremi'.
PLANT: upright to creeping growth habit, medium thickness of shoots
LEAF: ovate and elliptic, narrow acute apex, no variegation, medium to dark green on upper side
SEPAL: linear, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, funnelform, red veins
COROLLA LOBE: one colour on upper side, upper side is red (RHS 46B) with brown purple (RHS 187A) veins and dark purple red (RHS 46A) secondary veins, medium conspicuousness of veins on upper side, medium undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: red pink (RHS 51D) on inner side, medium conspicuousness of brown purple (RHS 183B) veins on inner side
ANTHERS: yellowish-white before dehiscence
Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Sunsurf Akatora' originated from a cross between the variety 'PF411-5' as the female parent and the variety 'B268-1' as the male parent. The cross was conducted in July 2006, at Higashiomi-shi, Shiga, Japan. Seed was obtained from the cross, germinated and grown to maturity. In August 2007, one plant 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 2008.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Sunsurf Akatora' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2012 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 20 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on April 25, 2012. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on May 28, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'Sunsurf Akatora' with reference variety 'Sunremi'
Main colour of corolla lobe (RHS)
|upper side||closest to 46B||closest to 45B|
Colour of veins on upper side of corolla lobe (RHS)
|primary||187A||closest to 183B|
Corolla tube length (cm)
Main colour of corolla tube (RHS)
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