Jan 31, 2013
Sun Parasol Variety Honored at TPIESource: Suntory Collection

The Pretty Deep Red mandevilla from Suntory Flowers' Sun Parasol group won the Favorite New Flowering Plant award at the Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Based on popular vote by show attendees, the Pretty Deep Red mandevilla variety from Suntory Flowers’ Sun Parasol group won the Favorite New Flowering Plant award at the Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE) in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Pretty Deep Pink and Red Emperor were also exhibited as new additions to the Sun Parasol Giant group.

Sun Parasol Pretty varieties combine 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 better branching, dense growth and the highest flower count. New Pretty Deep Red and Pretty Deep Pink are the next generation of genetics in this series, which was limited to Pretty Pink and Pretty Crimson.

Suntory Flowers also recently published a 12-page booklet that explains 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 informative videos, websites, mobile sites, photo galleries, downloadable customizable point of purchase materials and the new free Virtual Combo Designer app.

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