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Denomination: 'Sungelobu'
Trade name: Sungelonia Blue
Botanical Name: Angelonia angustifolia
Applicant/Holder: Suntory Flowers Limited
Administrative Division
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Breeder: Yasuyuki Murakami, 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: 2010-12-17
Application Number: 10-7115
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-08-19
Certificate Number: 4599
Date rights surrendered: 2014-07-31

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Car Purr09' (Carita Purple) and 'Sungelodepi' (Sungelonia Deep Pink)

Summary: The plant of 'Sungelobu' has shorter shoots than the plant of 'Car Purr09'. The flower of 'Sungelobu' is shorter than the flower of 'Car Purr09'. The upper lip of 'Sungelobu' is violet while the upper lip of 'Car Purr09' is a darker violet and the upper lip of 'Sungelodepi' is blue pink. The lower lip of 'Sungelobu' is violet while the lower lip of 'Car Purr09' is a darker violet and the lower lip of 'Sungelodepi' is blue pink with violet speckles. The flower chamber of 'Sungelobu' has moderately intense markings while the flower chambers of the reference varieties have strong markings. The density of the markings in the flower chamber is medium for 'Sungelobu' while it is very dense for 'Sungelodepi'. The main colour of the pouch is white for 'Sungelobu' while it is yellow green for 'Car Purr09' and purple red for 'Sungelodepi'.


PLANT: upright growth habit, weak anthocyanin colouration in shoot below inflorescence

LEAF: upper side medium green with medium glossiness

COROLLA: lobes with absent or weak reflexing, no stripes on lobes
UPPER LIP: main colour violet (RHS N87B) with lighter violet (RHS N82) tones
LOWER LIP: main colour violet (RHS N87B-C), weak undulation of margin
FLOWER CHAMBER: broader than long, markings purple red, markings medium in intensity and medium in density

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Sungelobu' originated from a controlled pollination conducted in Higashiomi, Shiga, Japan in August 2006. The female parent was a proprietary selection designated AA-04 and the male parent was a proprietary selection designated AA120-3. Seeds from the pollination were germinated and grown to maturity. In August 2007 one plant was selected for its growth habit and flower colour. The selected plant was propagated by cuttings and grown in a pot trial from December 2007 to August 2008. From this trial it was determined that the new variety was distinct from other varieties and uniform and stable in its characteristics.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Sungelobu' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2012 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 pots on May 16, 2012. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on July 4, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Sungelobu' with reference varieties 'Car Purr09' and 'Sungelodepi'

Shoot length (cm)

  'Sungelobu' 'Car Purr09' 'Sungelodepi'
mean 34.0 42.5 31.6
std. deviation 2.15 1.91 3.34

Flower length (cm)

  'Sungelobu' 'Car Purr09' 'Sungelodepi'
mean 2.1 2.8 2.0
std. deviation 0.08 0.11 0.08

Colour of upper side of corolla lobes (RHS)

  'Sungelobu' 'Car Purr09' 'Sungelodepi'
upper lip N87B with N82A tones N82A, N87B at base N74D
lower lip N87B-C N82A-B N74D, N78A speckles

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Angelonia: 'Sungelobu' (left) with reference varieties 'Car Purr09' (centre) and 'Sungelodepi' (right)

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Angelonia: 'Sungelobu' (left) with reference varieties 'Car Purr09' (centre) and 'Sungelodepi' (right)

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