Denomination: 'Sunsurfpitora'
Trade name: Surfinia Bouquet Salmon
Botanical Name: Petunia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Suntory Flowers Limited
Administrative Division
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Breeder: Kiyoshi Miyazaki, 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: 2011-03-23
Application Number: 11-7240
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-06-19
Certificate Number: 4522
Date rights surrendered: 2014-06-19

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sunsurfcoparu' (Sufinia Patio Hot Pink)

Summary: The leaves of 'Sunsurfpitora' are longer and wider than those of 'Sunsurfcoparu'. 'Sunsurpitora' has shorter sepals than 'Sunsurfcoparu'. The corolla lobe of 'Sunsufpitora' is light blue pink with strong undulation of the margin whereas it is purple red with medium undulation of the margin for 'Sunsurfcoparu'.


PLANT: upright growth habit, medium thickness of shoots

LEAF: ovate, narrow acute apex, no variegation, light to medium green on upper side

SEPAL: linear and elliptic, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, salverform, yellow veins
COROLLA LOBE: one colour on upper side, upper side is light blue pink (RHS 62B-C), weak conspicuousness of veins on upper side, strong undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: inner side is white (RHS 155B) with yellow towards the base, weak to medium conspicuousness of veins on inner side
ANTHERS: yellowish-white before dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Sunsurfpitora' originated from a cross between the variety 'Px256-03' as the female parent and the variety 'FTSMP' as the male parent. The cross was conducted in November 2004, at Higashiomi-shi, Shiga, Japan. Seed was obtained from the cross, germinated and grown to maturity. In September 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 2009.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Sunsurfpitora' 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 29, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Sunsurfpitora' with reference variety 'Sunsurfcoparu'

Leaf length (cm)

  'Sunsurfpitora' 'Sunsurfcoparu'
mean 2.8 2.4
std. deviation 0.16 0.12

Leaf width (cm)

  'Sunsurfpitora' 'Sunsurfcoparu'
mean 1.7 1.2
std. deviation 0.18 0.11

Sepal length (cm)

  'Sunsurfpitora' 'Sunsurfcoparu'
mean 0.9 1.4
std. deviation 0.08 0.13

Main colour of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'Sunsurfpitora' 'Sunsurfcoparu'
upper side 62B-C N66B

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Petunia: 'Sunsurfpitora' (left) with reference variety 'Sunsurfcoparu' (right)

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Petunia: 'Sunsurfpitora' (left) with reference variety 'Sunsurfcoparu' (right)

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Petunia: 'Sunsurfpitora' (left) with reference variety 'Sunsurfcoparu' (right)

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