Denomination: 'Sutulim'
Trade name: Supertunia Limoncello
Botanical Name: Petunia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Elsner pac Jungpflanzen GbR
Kipsdorfer Strabe 146
Breeder: Andrea Ludwig, Elsner pac Jungpflanzen GbR, Dresden, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2014-07-18
Application Number: 14-8404
Grant of Rights Date: 2017-06-30
Certificate Number: 5503
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2037-06-30

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Sunpatiki' (Surfinia Patio Yellow) and 'Ray Sunshine'

Summary: The plants of 'Sutulim' have a semi-upright growth habit whereas those of 'Sunpatiki' are upright. The plants of 'Sutulim' are shorter than those of both reference varieties. The leaves of 'Sutulim' are larger than those of both reference varieties. The pedicels of 'Sutulim' are shorter than those of 'Sunpatiki'. The flower of 'Sutulim' is wider than that of 'Sunpatiki'.


PLANT: semi-upright growth habit
SHOOT: medium thickness in lower third

LEAF BLADE: elliptic shape, broad acute apex, no variegation, medium green on upper side, very weak blistering

PEDICEL: absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single type, campanulate to funnelform shape
COROLLA: very weak degree of lobing, medium depth incisions of margin, weak degree of undulation, weak conspicuousness of veins, yellow (RHS 6A) veins, when newly open inner side is white (RHS 155A), when fully open inner side is white (RHS 155B), when aged inner side is white (RHS 155B)
COROLLA LOBE: truncate apex
COROLLA TUBE (INNER SIDE): yellow (RHS 6A), weak conspicuousness of dark green (RHS 144A) veins
ANTHER: yellowish white to yellow before dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sutulim' originated from an open pollinated cross conducted at Elsner pac Jungpflanzen GbR, in Dresden, Germany as part of a planned breeding program. The cross occurred during the summer of 2008 between the female parent, an unnamed proprietary seedling, and the male parent, an unknown proprietary seedling. The new variety was selected from the resultant seedlings in the summer of 2009 based on its growth habit, flower colour and mildew resistance. 'Sutulim' was first propagated by cuttings during the summer of 2009 in Dresden, Germany.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Sutulim' was conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2016 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 20 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on April 17, 2016. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants or parts of plants of each variety on May 17 and 18, 2016. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Sutulim' with reference varieties 'Sunpatiki' and 'Ray Sunshine'

Plant height (cm)

  'Sutulim' 'Sunpatiki' 'Ray Sunshine'
mean 12.5 20.5 15.3
std. deviation 1.10 1.39 0.80

Leaf length (cm)

  'Sutulim' 'Sunpatiki' 'Ray Sunshine'
mean 5.3 4.2 3.7
std. deviation 0.28 0.15 0.26

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Sutulim' 'Sunpatiki' 'Ray Sunshine'
mean 3.0 2.2 2.4
std. deviation 0.12 0.18 0.18

Pedicel length (cm)

  'Sutulim' 'Sunpatiki' 'Ray Sunshine'
mean 3.7 5.1 4.0
std. deviation 0.57 0.36 0.54

Flower width (cm)

  'Sutulim' 'Sunpatiki' 'Ray Sunshine'
mean 5.0 4.2 4.9
std. deviation 0.21 0.16 0.28

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Petunia: 'Sutulim' (left) with reference varieties 'Sunpatiki' (centre) and 'Ray Sunshine' (right)

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Petunia: 'Sutulim' (left) with reference varieties 'Sunpatiki' (centre) and 'Ray Sunshine' (right)

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Petunia: 'Sutulim' (left) with reference varieties 'Sunpatiki' (centre) and 'Ray Sunshine' (right)

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