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Denomination: 'Sunmarikaisu'
Trade name: Temari Patio 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
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2010-02-25
Application Number: 10-6863
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-09-26
Certificate Number: 4415
Date rights surrendered: 2014-09-26

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sunmarired' (Temari Red)

Summary: The plants of 'Sunmarikaisu' are wider than the plants of 'Sunmarired'. The leaf of 'Sunmarikaisu' is shorter and narrower than the leaf of 'Sunmarired'. The inflorescence of 'Sunmarikaisu' is smaller in diameter than the inflorescence of 'Sunmarired'. The corolla lobes of 'Sunmarikaisu' are not touching while the corolla lobes of 'Sunmarired' are touching. The upper side of the corolla is a slightly lighter red for 'Sunmarikaisu' than for 'Sunmarired'. The corolla of 'Sunmarikaisu' has a very small green yellow eye while the corolla of 'Sunmarired' has no eye.


PLANT: creeping growth habit
STEM: absent or very weak to weak anthocyanin colouration on middle third

LEAF: lanceolate and ovate, no divisions, dentate to serrate, upper side medium green, no anthocyanin colouration

INFLORESCENCE: broad obovate in profile
CAYLX: no anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA TUBE: hairs white and pink at tip
COROLLA LOBES: not touching, longitudinal axis straight, absent or very weak margin undulation, one colour on upper side, shaded colour pattern, colour lighter towards apex, upper side red (more orange than RHS 45B), no change in colour with age
COROLLA EYE: very small, green yellow.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Sunmarikaisu' originated from a controlled pollination made at Higashiomi, Shiga, Japan in 2004. The female parent was a proprietary variety designated VW279 and the male parent was a proprietary variety designated VW336. Seeds from the pollination were germinated and grown to maturity. One plant was selected by the breeder in October 2005. The selected plant was propagated by cuttings and grown in a pot trial in 2006. The new variety of verbena was named 'Sunmarikaisu'.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Sunmarikaisu' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2011, 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 15 cm shallow pots on May 2, 2011. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 14, 2011. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Sunmarikaisu' with reference variety 'Sunmarired'

Plant width (cm)

  'Sunmarikaisu' 'Sunmarired'
mean 51.1 42.6
std. deviation 4.99 1.85

Leaf length (mm)

  'Sunmarikaisu' 'Sunmarired'
mean 46.0 52.0
std. deviation 4.14 7.48

Leaf blade width (mm)

  'Sunmarikaisu' 'Sunmarired'
mean 22.6 29.4
std. deviation 2.22 2.63

Inflorescence diameter (cm)

  'Sunmarikaisu' 'Sunmarired'
mean 5.7 6.5
std. deviation 0.19 0.27

Colour of upper side of corolla (RHS)

  'Sunmarikaisu' 'Sunmarired'
fully opened 45B (more orange than), 45B at base 46C with 45A at base

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Verbena: 'Sunmarikaisu' (left) with reference variety 'Sunmarired' (right)

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Verbena: 'Sunmarikaisu' (left) with reference variety 'Sunmarired' (right)

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