|Trade name:||Violina Cobalt Blue|
|Botanical Name:||Viola cornuta|
Suntory Flowers Limited
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Naoto Takamura, Yamanashi, Japan
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2011-10-03|
|Date rights surrendered:||2014-10-03|
Variety used for comparison: 'Sunviopapu' (Violina Purple Blue)
Summary: The leaf blade is shorter for 'Sunviocoba' than for 'Sunviopapu. The lateral and lower petals of 'Sunviocoba' are violet in colour while the lateral and lower petals of 'Sunviopapu' are light blue violet with a broad band of violet to violet blue at the margin. The lower petal of 'Sunviocoba' has a darker yellow basal spot than the lower petal of 'Sunviopapu'.
PLANT: upright growth habit
LEAF BLADE: elliptic to ovate shape, acute and obtuse apex, cuneate and truncate base, crenate margin, light to medium green, medium glossiness on upper side
FLOWER: peduncle with absent or very sparse pubescence, white hairs at throat, no pubescence on spur
UPPER PETAL: upper side violet (RHS N81B) with darker violet (RHS N81A) veins
LATERAL PETAL: violet (RHS N81A) with tones of blue violet (RHS N88A-B)
LOWER PETAL: violet (RHS N81A) with tones of blue violet (RHS N88A-B), brown purple (RHS N77A) striped markings, markings weak to medium in conspicuousness, yellow (RHS 12A) basal spot.
Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Sunviocoba' originated by a controlled pollination made at Yokaichi, Shiga, Japan in April 2004. The female parent was a proprietary line designated 01V-132-1 and the male parent was a proprietary line designated VF177-3. Seeds from the cross were germinated and grown to maturity. One plant was selected by the breeder on April 2005 and propagated by cuttings. A pot trial was carried out from October 2005 to April 2006 where it was concluded that the new variety was distinct, uniform and stable.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Sunviocoba' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2010 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of fifteen plants of the candidate and reference varieties. The candidate variety was grown from rooted cuttings while the reference was grown from seed. All plugs were transplanted into 11 cm pots on May 11, 2010. Observations and measurements were taken from ten plants or parts of plants on June 7, 2010. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'Sunviocoba' with reference variety 'Sunviopapu'
Leaf blade length (cm)
Colour of upper side of petals (RHS)
|upper petal||N81B with N81A veins||N82A, darker at base|
|lateral petals||N81A with tones of N88A-B||94D with band of N87A-93B at margin|
|lower petal||N81A with tones of N88A-B||94D with band of N87A-93B at margin|
|lower petal - basal spot||12A||9A|
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