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Denomination: 'Superbini'
Trade name: Sunbini Improved
Botanical Name: Sanvitalia procumbens
Applicant/Holder: Dittmar, Hugo
Schaffnaustr. 9, CH-4543
Breeder: Hugo Dittmar, Deitingen, Switzerland
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2006-02-27
Application Number: 06-5251
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-10-06
Certificate Number: 3376
Date rights surrendered: 2020-10-06

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Starbini' (Sunbini) and 'Dittsun' (Sunbini (old))

Summary: 'Superbini' has a shorter plant height and petiole length than 'Dittsun'. 'Superbini' has a larger flower diameter than 'Dittsun'. The ray florets of 'Superbini' are longer than those of 'Dittsun'.


PLANT: vegetatively propagated annual, semi-upright growth habit, medium degree of branching

STEM: red brown with light green at base, strong anthocyanin colouration, medium to dense pubescence, medium thickness, smooth surface

LEAF: opposite arrangement, simple type
LEAF BLADE: oblong shape, obtuse apex, obtuse base, entire margin, sparse pubescence along margin, absent or very sparse pubescence on lower side, dark green upper side, light green lower side, no variegation, petioles present

SEPAL: broad ovate/ rhombic shape
RAY FLORET: average count 13.0, narrow elliptic or oblong shape, cuspidate and retuse apex, absent to very weak recurvature of tip, entire margin, yellow orange (RHS 14A) upper side, yellow (RHS 5A) lower side with light green (RHS 144B) longitudinal stripes

Origin & Breeding History: 'Superbini' originated from a cross made in the summer of 2003, in Dietingen, Switzerland. The proprietary seedling designated as 9/2 was the female parent, and the seedling designated as 5/2 was the male parent. The new variety was selected in the spring of 2004 for criteria based on very compact growth habit, a homogenous rounded shape, dark foliage and large flowers. The first vegetative propagation of the new variety took place in 2004.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trails were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2007 in St. Thomas, Ontario. Trials included 15 plants of each variety. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 11 cm pots on April 23, 2007. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 18, 2007. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Superbini' with reference varieties 'Starbini' and 'Dittsun'

Plant height (cm)

  'Superbini' 'Starbini' 'Dittsun'
mean 19.2 18.6 21.6
std. deviation 1.73 2.09 1.37

Petiole length (mm)

  'Superbini' 'Starbini' 'Dittsun'
mean 2.1 3.1 3.5
std. devitation 0.74 0.74 0.85

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Superbini' 'Starbini' 'Dittsun'
mean 2.0 2.0 1.7
std. deviation 0.09 0.09 0.07

Ray floret length (mm)

  'Superbini' 'Starbini' 'Dittsun'
mean 8.1 8.1 6.7
std.deviation 0.57 0.32 0.67

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Sanvitalia: 'Suberbini' (left) with reference varieties 'Dittsun' (center) and 'Starbini' (right)

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Sanvitalia: 'Suberbini' (left) with reference varieties 'Dittsun' (center) and 'Starbini' (right)

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Sanvitalia: 'Suberbini' (left) with reference varieties 'Dittsun' (center) and 'Starbini' (right)

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