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Sun Parasol ‘Favorite New Plant’ at TPIE


January 28, 2013
By Dave Harrison

Jan. 28, 2013, Fort Lauderdale, FL — Three new Sun Parasol mandevilla
varieties from Suntory Flowers were enthusiastically received at the
Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE).

Jan. 28, 2013, Fort Lauderdale, FL — Three new Sun Parasol mandevilla varieties from Suntory Flowers were enthusiastically received at the Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE).

‘Pretty Deep Red’ won the Favorite New Flowering Plant award based on popular vote by show attendees. Sharing in the spotlight were ‘Pretty Deep Pink,’ along with ‘Red Emperor,’ a new addition to the Sun Parasol Giant group.

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Suntory’s breeders evaluate thousands of hybrids to select the perfect new mandevillas with each new one surpassing the rest in disease resistance, flower count and consumer enjoyment.

‘Sun Parasol Pretty' varieties combine the best of dipladenia and mandevilla genetics. Flower size is the same as the original Sun Parasol mandevillas but foliage is glossy, thinner and more vining. As a result, these plants offer superior branching, dense growth and the highest flower count.

‘New Pretty Deep Red’ and ‘Pretty Deep Pink’ represent the next generation of genetics in this series, which had been limited to ‘Pretty Pink’ and ‘Pretty Crimson.’

A NEW GIANT IN THE LINEUP
The new ‘Red Emperor’ surpasses ‘Giant Crimson’ as one of the best large-flowered mandevilla on the market with even greater disease resistance and a higher flower count. Typically, large-flowered varieties have fewer flowers, but Suntory’s breeders have unlocked the secrets to produce more large flowers, up to five inches in diameter.

Just in time for the show, Suntory Flowers published a 12-page booklet that captures the story behind the breeding and shows the advantages of each Sun Parasol group – Original, Giant, Pretty and Garden Crimson, which was introduced last year as the first bedding plant mandevilla.

The Secrets of Sun Parasol booklet shares marketing programs, branded pots and digital resources under YESS! – Your Easy Suntory Solution. YESS tools include engaging and informative videos, websites, mobile sites, photo galleries, downloadable customizable point of purchase materials, and the new free Virtual Combo Designer app.

Click here for more information about Sun Parasol varieties.

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'Pretty Deep Red'

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'Pretty Deep Pink'

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'Red Emperor'


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