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Denomination: 'Sunmaricoaka'
Trade name: Temari Cherry Red
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, Suntory Flowers Limited, Yamanashi, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2009-03-25
Application Number: 09-6573
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-10-03
Certificate Number: 4197
Date rights surrendered: 2014-10-03

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sunmaribisu' (Temari Red with White Eye)

Summary: The plants of 'Sunmaricoaka' are taller than the plants of 'Sunmaribisu'. The corolla lobe of 'Sunmaricoaka' has medium undulation of the margin while the corolla lobe of 'Sunmaribisu' has weak undulation. The upper side of the corolla of 'Sunmaricoaka' is red while the corolla of 'Sunmaribisu' is orange red. The hairs at the edge of the corolla tube are whitish with a pink blotch for 'Sunmaricoaka' while they are whitish yellow for 'Sunmaribisu'. The corolla eye is whitish green for 'Sunmaricoaka' while it is green yellow for 'Sunmaribisu'.


PLANT: semi-upright growth habit
STEM: dense pubescence, light green, weak anthocyanin colouration on middle third

LEAF: ovate, cuneate base, no divisions, dentate margin incisions, upper side medium green with no anthocyanin colouration

INFLORESCENCE: broad ovate in profile
CAYLX: anthocyanin colouration present on teeth only
COROLLA TUBE: hairs whitish at tip with pink blotch
COROLLA LOBES: free to touching, longitudinal axis incurved, medium margin undulation, one colour on upper side, shaded colour pattern, lighter towards apex, upper side red (RHS 45A-B) with red (RHS 46C) at apex, lower side dark pink red (RHS 51A), colour weakly fading with age
COROLLA EYE: medium size, whitish green.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Sunmaricoaka' originated from a controlled pollination made at Higashiomi, Shiga, Japan in 2005. The female parent was a proprietary variety designated 00-17 and the male parent was a proprietary variety designated 00-20. Seeds from the pollination were germinated and grown to maturity. One plant was selected by the breeder in October 2006. The selected plant was propagated by cuttings and grown in a pot trial from April to November 2007.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Sunmaricoaka' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2010, 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 and transplanted into 11 cm pots on May 4, 2010. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 4, 2010. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Sunmaricoaka' with reference variety 'Sunmaribisu'

Plant height (cm)

  'Sunmaricoaka' 'Sunmaribisu'
mean 18.7 9.5
std. deviation 2.83 2.20

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Sunmaricoaka' 'Sunmaribisu'
upper side 45A-B at base, 46C at apex 45B (more orange than)
lower side 51A 45D

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Verbena: 'Sunmaricoaka' (left) with reference variety 'Sunmaribisu' (right)

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Verbena: 'Sunmaricoaka' (left) with reference variety 'Sunmaribisu' (right)

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