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Denomination: 'Sunvivaho'
Trade name: Temari Patio White
Botanical Name: Glandularia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Suntory Flowers Limited
Administrative Division
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Breeder: Naoto Takamura, Suntory Flowers Limited, Shiga, Japan
Tomoya Misato, Yamanashi, Japan
Shutaro Tatsumi, Suntory Flowers Limited, Tokyo, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2005-10-03
Application Number: 05-5071
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-08-17
Certificate Number: 2845
Date rights surrendered: 2009-07-29

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Sunmaririho' (Temari White) and 'Blancena' (Tukana White)

Summary: Plants of 'Sunvivaho' have larger leaves than 'Sunmaririho' and 'Blancena'. The inflorescence and the corolla of 'Sunvivaho' are smaller in diameter than those of the references. The colour of the upper side of the corollas of 'Sunvivaho' intensifies with age to show some purple streaking, whereas the colour of the reference varieties does not change with age.


PLANT: semi-upright, medium to tall, medium in width

STEM: light green, dense pubescence, absent to very weak anthocyanin

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

INFLORESCENCE: small to medium in diameter, broad obovate in profile
CALYX: absence of anthocyanin
COROLLA: medium in diameter, one-coloured, even, white, weakly intensifying of a purple streak with age
COROLLA LOBES: free to touching, straight to recurved, moderate to strong undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: protruding hair white in colour
COROLLA EYE ZONE: present on one lobe, very small, green-yellow.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sunvivaho' was developed at The Omi R&D Center of Suntory Flowers Ltd., Shiga, Japan. It was discovered as a naturally occurring mutation of verbena 'Sunvivabura', characterized by its pure white flowers, at Higashiomi, Shiga, Japan, in October 2002. The mutated branch was propagated by cuttings and grown in pots. Trials were performed in April 2003.

Tests & Trials: The tests and trials for 'Sunvivaho' 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 'Sunvivaho' with reference varieties 'Sunmaririho' and 'Blancena'

Plant height (cm)

  'Sunvivaho' 'Sunmaririho' 'Blancena'
mean 19.4 11.3 18.4
std. deviation 2.58 2.04 2.27

Leaf blade length (mm)

  'Sunvivaho' 'Sunmaririho' 'Blancena'
mean 42.8 24.2 32.4
std. deviation 4.98 2.44 3.44

Leaf blade width (mm)

  'Sunvivaho' 'Sunmaririho' 'Blancena'
mean 30.6 18.1 22.6
std. deviation 3.50 2.28 3.86

Petiole length (mm)

  'Sunvivaho' 'Sunmaririho' 'Blancena'
mean 5.4 2.6 6.0
std. deviation 0.84 0.97 1.25

Inflorescence diameter (cm)

  'Sunvivaho' 'Sunmaririho' 'Blancena'
mean 5.0 6.0 5.7
std. deviation 0.32 0.44 0.21

Corolla diameter (mm)

  'Sunvivaho' 'Sunmaririho' 'Blancena'
mean 18.3 22.5 20.0
std. deviation 0.67 1.27 1.33

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Verbena: 'Sunvivaho' (left) with reference varieties 'Sunmaririho' (centre) and 'Blancena' (right)

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