Denomination: 'Keisurfbripitos'
Botanical Name: Petunia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Keisei Rose Nurseries Inc.
1-12-1 Oshiage
Breeder: Shunsuke Takeuchi, Keisei Rose Nurseries Inc., Tokyo, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2013-01-23
Application Number: 13-7856
Date Withdrawn: 2015-10-13

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Duesurneon' (Surprise Neon)

Summary: The plants of 'Keisurfbripitos' have an upright growth habit with longer shoots than the plants of 'Duesurneon', which have a spreading growth habit. The leaf of 'Keisurfbripitos' is smaller than that of 'Duesurneon'. The sepal of 'Keisurfbripitos' is smaller than the sepal of 'Duesurneon'. The flower of 'Keisurfbripitos' is narrower than that of 'Duesurneon'. The main colour of the inner side of the corolla of 'Keisurfbripitos' is blue pink while it is purple red for 'Duesurneon'. The inner and outer sides of the corolla tube of 'Keisurfbripitos' are white while they are violet for 'Duesurneon'.


PLANT: upright growth habit

LEAF BLADE: elliptic, narrow acute apex, no variegation, medium green on upper side, medium blistering

PEDICEL: no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single type, salverform
COROLLA: medium degree of lobing, absent or very shallow incisions of margin, medium to strong undulation of margin, medium conspicuousness of red veins on inner side, inner side is purple (more red than RHS 67A) when newly open, inner side is blue pink (closest to RHS 67C) when fully open, inner side is blue pink (lighter than RHS 67C) when aged
COROLLA LOBE: cuspidate apex
COROLLA TUBE: inner side is white (RHS 155B), medium to strong conspicuousness of veins on inner side, outer side is white (RHS 155A)
ANTHER: yellowish white before dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Keisurfbripitos' originated from a hybrid cross conducted in September 2005 by the breeder Shunsuke Takeuchi in Katori, Chiba, Japan. It was the result of a cross between the proprietary breeding lines '06-B15' as the female parent and '05M-42'as the male parent. A single plant was selected from the resultant progeny in March 2006 based on its plant growth habit, plant vigour, branching characteristics, long flowering period, flower colour and abundance, and good garden performance. Asexual reproduction of 'Keisurfbripitos' by cuttings was first conducted in March 2006.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Keisurfbripitos' was conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2014 at BioFlora Inc. at St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 20 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on June 18, 2014. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants or parts or parts of plants of each variety on July 21, 2014. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Keisurfbripitos' with reference variety 'Duesurneon'

Plant height (cm)

  'Keisurfbripitos' 'Duesurneon'
mean 18.3 16.8
std. deviation 1.74 2.34

Shoot length (cm)

  'Keisurfbripitos' 'Duesurneon'
mean 20.6 41.3
std. deviation 1.66 6.13

Leaf length (including petiole) (cm)

  'Keisurfbripitos' 'Duesurneon'
mean 3.3 4.5
std. deviation 0.28 0.18

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Keisurfbripitos' 'Duesurneon'
mean 1.6 2.7
std. deviation 0.20 0.20

Sepal length (cm)

  'Keisurfbripitos' 'Duesurneon'
mean 0.9 2.3
std. deviation 0.07 0.21

Sepal width (cm)

  'Keisurfbripitos' 'Duesurneon'
mean 0.3 0.5
std. deviation 0.05 0.08

Flower width (cm)

  'Keisurfbripitos' 'Duesurneon'
mean 4.9 6.1
std. deviation 0.18 0.19

Colour of inner side of corolla (RHS)

  'Keisurfbripitos' 'Duesurneon'
newly open more red than 67A 53A-B
fully open closest to 67C darker than N57A
aged lighter than 67C darker than N57A with 64C at margins

Colour of corolla tube (RHS)

  'Keisurfbripitos' 'Duesurneon'
inner side 155B 75B with N79A veins
outer side 155A 75A

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Petunia: 'Keisurfbripitos' (left) with reference variety 'Duesurneon' (right)

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Petunia: 'Keisurfbripitos' (left) with reference variety 'Duesurneon' (right)

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Petunia: 'Keisurfbripitos' (left) with reference variety 'Duesurneon' (right)

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