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Denomination: 'Sunmaricorapi2'
Trade name: Temari Bright Pink
Botanical Name: Glandularia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Suntory Flowers Limited
Administrative Division
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Breeder: Takeshi Kanaya, Suntory Flowers Limited, Shiga, Japan
Tomoya Misato, Yamanashi, Japan
Kenichi Suzuki, Suntory Flowers Limited, Osaka, Japan
Yasunori Yomo, Suntory Flowers Limited, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2005-03-15
Application Number: 05-4631
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-08-17
Certificate Number: 2844
Date rights surrendered: 2008-08-25

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sunmaricorapi' (Temari Bright Pink)

Summary: Plants of 'Sunmaricorapi2' have a more upright growth habit and are narrower than plants of 'Sunmaricorapi'. 'Sunmaricorapi2' has more inflorescences per plant than 'Sunmaricorapi'.


PLANT: semi-upright to creeping, medium in height and medium in width

STEM: medium green, dense to very dense pubescence, strong anthocyanin on edges

LEAF: medium to long, medium to wide
LEAF BLADE: ovate, cuneate to truncate base, absence of divisions, crenate and dentate margin, dark green, no anthocyanin
PETIOLE: short to medium in length

INFLORESCENCE: small to medium in diameter, broad ovate in profile
CALYX: absence of anthocyanin
COROLLA: medium to large in diameter, one-coloured, even, purple red (RHS 58C) when newly opened, weakly fading (RHS N57C-D) with age
COROLLA LOBES: free, incurved, weak to moderate undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: protruding hair white in colour
COROLLA EYE ZONE: present on all lobes, small to medium in diameter, whitish green.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sunmaricorapi2' was developed in July 1998 at The Omi R&D Center of Suntory Flowers Ltd., Shiga, Japan. It was obtained by an irradiation induced mutation of verbena 'Sunmariripi', and the elongated buds were propagated by cuttings and grown in pots. The initial selection was made in March 1999, and five varieties were selected and propagated by cuttings. Trials were performed from May to November 1999 at Higashiomi, Shiga, Japan and the variety was selected based on its autoincompatibility, long flower duration, uniformity and stability.

Tests & Trials: The tests and trials for 'Sunmaricorapi2' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring and summer of 2006, at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 15 plants of each variety. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 10 cm pots on April 18, 2006. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 17 to 19, 2006. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Sunmaricorapi2' with reference variety 'Sunmaricorapi'

Plant width (cm)

  'Sunmaricorapi2' 'Sunmaricorapi'
mean 45.0 51.9
std. deviation 4.39 5.20

Petiole length (mm)

  'Sunmaricorapi2' 'Sunmaricorapi'
mean 6.3 4.5
std. deviation 1.77 0.71

Inflorescence diameter (cm)

  'Sunmaricorapi2' 'Sunmaricorapi'
mean 4.6 5.1
std. deviation 0.41 0.15

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Verbena: 'Sunmaricorapi2' (left) with reference variety 'Sunmaricorapi' (right)

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