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Denomination: 'Sunvivaro'
Trade name: Temari Patio Rose
Botanical Name: Glandularia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Suntory Flowers Limited
Administrative Division
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Breeder: Yasunori Yomo, Yasu-gun, Japan
Kiyoshi Miyazaki, Shiga, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 1999-08-18(priority claimed)
Application Number: 99-1771
Protective direction granted: 1999-08-18
Grant of Rights Date: 2002-08-14
Certificate Number: 1228
Date rights surrendered: 2014-07-31

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Sunvp-su' and 'Sunvivapa'

Summary: 'Sunvivaro' produces plants with shorter stems and longer leaves than 'Sunvp-su'. Plant growth habit for 'Sunvivaro' is semi-prostrate while for 'Sunvp-su' it is prostrate. Intensity of anthocyanin colouration of the stem for 'Sunvivaro' is weak to moderate while for 'Sunvivapa' it is absent to very weak. 'Sunvivaro' has sparse to moderate pubescence on the upper surface of the leaves while those of 'Sunvivapa' have moderate to dense pubescence. Floret colour for 'Sunvivaro' is purple with a blue-violet eye zone while for 'Sunvp-su' it is red with no eye zone and for 'Sunvivapa' it is violet with a lighter violet eye zone. The corolla tube hairs for 'Sunvivapa' are violet in colour while those for 'Sunvp-su' are cream.


'Sunvivaro' is an annual plant with semi-prostrate growth habit. The stems have dense pubescence and are medium green in colour with weak to moderate intensity of anthocyanin colouration. The leaves are ovate in shape with an obtuse shaped base, doubly-dentate leaf margins and no lobing. The leaves are medium to dark green in colour with sparse to moderate pubescence on the upper surface and dense pubescence on the lower surface. There is a leaf petiole present.

'Sunvivaro' flowers a long time. The inflorescences produced by 'Sunvivaro' are medium to dense corymbs which are terminal in location. The florets are single with bracts that are smaller in size to equal to the size of the calyx. The florets are purple in colour with a blue-violet eye zone at the center. There are no petal markings. The hairs on the upper edge of the corolla tube are violet in colour.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sunvivaro' resulted from a cross between a wild type of verbena plant VBA Verbena peruviana f. rosea as the female parent and another wild type of verbena plant VBB V. peruviana f. rosea as the pollen plant. This cross was performed at the Hakushu Nursery Center of Suntory Ltd. in the spring of 1993. Propagation of the selected seedling was carried out asexually from the spring of 1994 to the autumn of 1995.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Sunvivaro' were conducted in a poly-house at Norseco Inc., Boisbriand, Quebec during the summer of 2001. The trials consisted of fifteen plants per variety. The plants were grown in 4 litre black pots spaced approximately 35 cm apart. Unless indicated otherwise, measured characteristics were based on thirty measurements.

Comparison tables for 'Sunvivaro' with reference varieties 'Sunvp-su' and 'Sunvivapa'

Length of leaf (including petiole) (cm)

  'Sunvivaro' 'Sunvp-su' 'Sunvivapa'
mean 6.3 5.4 6.8
range 4.2-8.0 3.2-7.6 4.3-9.4

Colour of floret (RHS)

  'Sunvivaro' 'Sunvp-su' 'Sunvivapa'
half open floret 61B to 61A 44A to 45A 78A

Colour of fully open floret (RHS)

  'Sunvivaro' 'Sunvp-su' 'Sunvivapa'
upper side 74A 44A to 45A 80A to 80B

Colour of lower side of fully open floret (RHS)

  'Sunvivaro' 'Sunvp-su' 'Sunvivapa'
middle zone 74B to 71C 45D 80C
margin 74A 45A 80A

Colour of eye zone

  'Sunvivaro' 'Sunvp-su' 'Sunvivapa'
RHS colour 83D to 86D N/A 84A to 87A
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