Sunviofuji

Viola

Denomination: 'Sunviofuji'
Trade name: Violina Pink
Botanical Name: Viola cornuta
Applicant/Holder: Suntory Flowers Limited
Administrative Division
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Tokyo
108-0014
Japan
Breeder: Naoto Takamura, Yamanashi, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2009-03-05
Application Number: 09-6517
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-10-03
Certificate Number: 4199
Date rights surrendered: 2014-10-03

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sunviolabu' (Violina Aquamarine)

Summary: The leaf blade of 'Sunviofuji' is narrower than the leaf blade of 'Sunviolabu'. The upper petal of 'Sunviofuji' is light blue violet with violet veins and margin area while the upper petal of 'Sunviolabu' is violet. The lateral petal of 'Sunviofuji' is light blue violet with violet at the margin while the lateral petal of 'Sunviolabu' is violet. The lower petal of 'Sunviofuji' is light blue violet with a violet spot at the mid-petal margin while the lower petal of 'Sunviolabu' is violet with light blue violet at the base. The lower petal of 'Sunviofuji' has moderately conspicuous markings while the lower petal of 'Sunviolabu' has weakly conspicuous markings.

Description:

PLANT: upright growth habit

LEAF BLADE: elliptic to ovate shape, acute and obtuse apex, cuneate base, crenate margin, medium green, absent or very sparse pubescence, medium glossiness on upper side

FLOWER: peduncle with absent or very sparse pubescence, white hairs at throat, no pubescence on spur
UPPER PETAL: light blue violet (RHS 76B) violet (RHS N78B-C) veins and margin area, violet (RHS N82C) near base
LATERAL PETAL: light blue violet (RHS 85D) with tones of violet (RHS N82D) at margin, dark violet (RHS 86A) striped markings present, markings moderately conspicuous
LOWER PETAL: light blue violet (RHS 85D) with violet (RHS N78B0C) spot on the mid-petal margin, dark violet (RHS 86A) striped and violet (RHS N78C-D) spotted markings present, markings moderately conspicuous, yellow orange (RHS 14A) basal spot.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Sunviofuji' originated by a controlled pollination made at Yokaichi, Shiga, Japan in April 2003. The female parent was a proprietary line designated 01V-133-1 and the male parent was a proprietary line designated VF-177-3. Seeds from the cross were germinated and grown to maturity. One plant was selected by the breeder on April 2004 and propagated by cuttings. A pot trial was carried out from October 2004 to April 2005 where it was concluded that the new variety was distinct, uniform and stable.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Sunviofuji' 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 varieties were 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 'Sunviofuji' with reference variety 'Sunviolabu'

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Sunviofuji' 'Sunviolabu'
mean 1.2 2.3
std. deviation 0.12 0.18

Colour of upper side of petals (RHS)

  'Sunviofuji' 'Sunviolabu'
upper petal 76B, N78B-C veins and margin, N82C at base N87B
lateral petals 85D with tones of N82D at margin N87B-C
lower petal 85D with spot of N78B-C N87C with 85D at base

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Viola: 'Sunviofuji' (left) with reference variety 'Sunviolabu' (right)

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Sunviofuji
Viola: 'Sunviofuji' (left) with reference variety 'Sunviolabu' (right)

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