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Denomination: 'Suntutulaki'
Trade name: Ilumina Lemon Mist
Botanical Name: Scoparia
Applicant/Holder: Suntory Flowers Limited
Administrative Division
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Breeder: Yasuyuki Murakami, Suntory Flowers Limited, Shiga, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2010-02-25
Application Number: 10-6859
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-09-26
Certificate Number: 4410
Date rights surrendered: 2014-09-26

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'USSCO401' (Melongolly Yellow)

Summary: The plants of 'Suntutulaki' are taller in height than those of 'USSCO401'. The leaf blades of 'Suntutulaki' are shorter and narrower than those of 'USSCO401'. The corolla lobes on the upper side of 'Suntutulaki' are lighter yellow than those of 'USSCO401'. The petals of 'Suntutulaki' are wider than those of 'USSCO401'.


PLANT: erect to semi-erect growth habit, many number of branches, dense foliage
STEM: light green, no anthocyanin colouration

LEAF BLADE: dissected type, elliptic to rhombic shape, lobed margins, medium green, petiole present

FLOWER: axillary position, cluster type, 3 to 4 flowers per inflorescence, yellow (RHS 3A) with yellow (brighter than RHS 9A) on margins, 4 to 5 number of petals, yellow tufted hair
ANTHER: pink before dehiscence, yellow after dehiscence
FILAMENT: above hairs, yellow

Origin & Breeding History: 'Suntutulaki' originated from a controlled pollination conducted in Higashiomi-shi, Shiga, Japan in July 2006. The female parent was 'SC99-1' and the male parent was 'SC86-1'. One plant was selected in June 2007 based on growth habit, flower size and colour.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Suntutulaki' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2011 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants each of the candidate and the reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11.5 cm pots on April 27, 2011. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 2, 2011. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Suntutulaki' with reference variety 'USSCO401'

Plant height (cm)

  'Suntutulaki' 'USSCO401'
mean 16.5 11.8
standard deviation 1.75 0.85

Leaf blade length (mm)

  'Suntutulaki' 'USSCO401'
mean 16.1 21.5
standard deviation 1.88 1.35

Leaf blade width (mm)

  'Suntutulaki' 'USSCO401'
mean 8.8 12.8
standard deviation 1.38 1.40

Colour of corolla lobes (RHS)

  'Suntutulaki' 'USSCO401'
upper side 3A with brighter than 9A on margins 6A with 12A on margins

Petal width (mm)

  'Suntutulaki' 'USSCO401'
mean 5.2 4.2
standard deviation 0.48 0.34

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Scoparia: 'Suntutulaki' (left) with the reference variety 'USSC0401' (right)

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Scoparia: 'Suntutulaki' (left) with the reference variety 'USSC0401' (right)

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Scoparia: 'Suntutulaki' (left) with the reference variety 'USSC0401' (right)

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