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Denomination: 'Sunmarired'
Trade name: Temari Red
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
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2006-07-06
Application Number: 06-5527
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-08-29
Certificate Number: 3330
Date rights surrendered: 2014-07-31

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Sunvp-su' (Temari Scarlet) and 'Scarlena' (Magalena Ultra Scarlet)

Summary: The plants of 'Sunmarired' are narrower with a more upright growth habit than those of the reference varieties. The colour of the corolla of 'Sunmarired' is red with a darker red center while for 'Sunvp-su', it is orange red upon opening and becoming red at maturity and for 'Scarlena', it is orange red. 'Sunmarired' has corollas with no eye while 'Sunvp-su' has corollas with a very small, whitish green eye. The corolla lobes of 'Sunmarired' are touching while those of the reference varieties are not touching.


PLANT: semi-upright growth habit, tall, narrow to medium width
STEM: very light to light green, moderate anthocyanin colouration along edges, dense pubescence

LEAF BLADE: medium length, medium width, ovate, mostly truncate base, not divided, crenate to dentate margin, medium green on upper side, no anthocyanin colouration on upper side
PETIOLE: medium length

INFLORESCENCE: large diameter, broad ovate in profile
CALYX: anthocyanin colouration on tips of teeth only
COROLLA: medium to large diameter, one coloured, shaded colour pattern, lighter colour towards base of corolla lobes, red with a darker red centre on upper side, weak fading of colour with age, dark pink red on lower side
COROLLA LOBES: touching, incurved along longitudinal axis, medium undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: long, tip of protruding hairs is pink

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sunmarired' originated from a cross conducted at the Omi R&D Center of Suntory Flowers Ltd. located in Higashiomi-shi, Shiga-ken, Japan in June 2002. The female parent was a breeding line designated 'USV65' and the male parent was another breeding line designated 'H232-2'. From the resulting progeny, 20 seedlings were selected in January 2003 and trialed from May to October 2003. Subsequently, 'Sunmarired' was selected from these seedlings based on its' flower colour and plant growth habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Sunmarired' were conducted in a poly-house during the spring of 2007 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of fifteen (15) plants per variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings transplanted into 11.5 cm pots on May 4, 2007. Measured characteristics were based on measurements taken from ten (10) plants or parts of plants. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Sunmarired' with reference varieties 'Sunvp-su' and 'Scarlena'

Plant width (cm)

  'Sunmarired' 'Sunvp-su' 'Scarlena'
mean 41.6 67.2 56.9
std deviation 6.23 6.91 4.29

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Sunmarired' 'Sunvp-su' 'Scarlena'
upper side 45B with 46B centre 45B more orange than 45B fading with age to 46C at apex of lobes
lower side 46D 47D with 47B at apex of lobes 46C fading to white towards base of lobes

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Verbena: 'Sunmarired' (left) with reference varieties 'Sunvp-su' (centre) and 'Scarlena' (right)

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Verbena: 'Sunmarired' (left) with reference varieties 'Sunvp-su' (centre) and 'Scarlena' (right)

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