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Denomination: 'Sunmarimura'
Trade name: Temari Blue
Botanical Name: Glandularia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Suntory Flowers Limited
Administrative Division
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Breeder: Tomoya Misato, Yamanashi, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2008-02-21
Application Number: 08-6182
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-06-01
Certificate Number: 3879
Date rights surrendered: 2014-06-01

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Lan Bule' (Lanai Blue)

Summary: The inflorescences of 'Sunmarimura' are larger than those of 'Lan Bule'. 'Sunmarimura' has free corolla lobes with weak undulation of the margin while 'Lan Bule' has touching to overlapping corolla lobes with medium undulation of the margin. The upper side of the corolla of 'Sunmarimura' differs in colour from that of 'Lan Bule'. 'Sunmarimura' has no eye on the corolla while 'Lan Bule' has a small to medium sized eye.


PLANT: creeping growth habit
STEM: dense pubescence, medium green, medium anthocyanin colouration

LEAF BLADE: ovate, cuneate base, no divisions, crenate margin, medium green on upper side, no anthocyanin colouration on upper side

INFLORESCENCE: broad ovate in profile
CALYX: no anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: one coloured on upper side, shaded pattern, colour gets lighter towards apex of lobes, dark violet (RHS 83A-B) on upper side when newly opened, violet (RHS N87A) on upper side when fully opened, violet (RHS N87C) on lower side when newly opened, blue violet (RHS N88C-D) on lower side when fully opened, strongly fading colour with age
COROLLA LOBES: free corolla lobes, incurved along longitudinal axis, weak undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: white tip of protruding hairs
COROLLA EYE: absent to very small, whitish green

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sunmarimura' originated from a cross of the female parent variety 'VW337' and the male parent variety 'H-31' conducted in June 2005, at Higashiomi-shi, Shiga, Japan. In January 2006, 48 seedlings were obtained from the cross. The seedlings were propagated by cuttings and grown in pots through to May 2006. One seedling was then selected from these plants based on flower colour and growth habit and named 'Sunmarimura'.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Lan Bule' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2009, in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings transplanted into 11 cm pots on May 6, 2009. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 2, 2009. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Sunmarimura' with reference variety 'Lan Bule'

Inflorescence diameter (cm)

  'Sunmarimura' 'Lan Bule'
mean 7.1 6.5
std. deviation 0.43 0.32

Colour of upper side of corolla (RHS)

  'Sunmarimura' 'Lan Bule'
newly opened 83A-B N81A with tones of N78A
fully opened N87A darker than N82A

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Verbena: 'Sunmarimura' (left) with reference variety 'Lan Bule' (right)

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Verbena: 'Sunmarimura' (left) with reference variety 'Lan Bule' (right)

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Verbena: 'Sunmarimura' (left) with reference variety 'Lan Bule' (right)

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