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SINCE 1991

Yesssss… 1,5 billion Surfinia’s. MNP / Suntory, the breeding company based in Leimuiderbrug, proudly announces that they have sold a whopping 1.5 billion Surfinia® plants, making Europe more vibrant. Surfinia® Purple, the first trailing Petunia from cuttings, was introduced 30 years ago and has become synonymous with trailing Petunia due to its immense popularity. Klaas Droog, MNP / Suntory’s sales and license manager, emphasises that every Surfinia® is a Petunia, but not every Petunia is a Surfinia®.

The significance of 1.5 billion plants must be considered. This means 3.5 Surfinia® plants for every person, 8 for every household, and 14 for every garden in the European Union. In the last 32 years, four out of ten adults have purchased a Surfinia®. Next, an average trailing Surfinia® (30×30 cm) covers an area of 0.1 m2. The number sold could cover an impressive 150,000 km2, equivalent to 45% of Germany, 50% of Italy, Austria, Switzerland, and Slovenia combined, or four times the size of The Netherlands. It’s important to note that these figures only represent European sales, making one wonder about the global quantities.

Surfinia® Colour your world

A bestseller story

Surfinia® is more than mere numbers, though. It has transformed how people of all ages perceive, experience, and remember Europe’s gardens, streets, towns, and cities. Just picture the bridges of Amsterdam, the building facades of London, the balconies of Rome and Paris, the mountain chalets of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, and even the lampposts in Disneyland! Surfinia® truly is a game-changer. That’s why we made a special animated movie called “Surfinia® Colour your World”!

# Surfinia®


Surfinia® was the first trailing (hanging) Petunia brand on the market. Surfinia® Petunias are grown from cuttings and are perfectly trailing and rain resistant. A real breakthrough! Introduced in the nineties and still at the top of the bill. But Surfinia® is much more nowadays.

The spectacular trailing habit of Surfinia® Petunia is unique and much bigger than the regular size of trailing plants. This makes Surfinia® still the best and most widely sold Petunia in the world, for almost 30 years and counting.

Another characteristic of Surfinia® is that it is resistant to rain, a significant advantage over the more sensitive seed Petunia. The success of Surfinia® spreads rapidly across the continents. In Europe, the best-specialized companies took on the task of producing Surfinia® material of the highest quality and guaranteeing the level. It is worthwhile for the user to purchase only Surfinia®’s original quality. Only then can you be assured that your balcony, flowerbed or flower dish will become the shining star of the neighbourhood.

MNP / Suntory logo

MNP / Suntory from the Netherlands is the company behind this successful brand. At this “house of brands” in Leimuiderbrug is where the magic happens: powerful brands are created after extensive tests and accurate selections of the highest quality genetics of indoor & outdoor plants coming from Suntory Flowers Ltd. (breeder) in Japan. MNP / Suntory gives custody for production of our products to carefully selected growers (propagators) in Europe, which we call our licensees; meanwhile, innovative stories are written. For this reason, we are the plant pioneers! “Pioneers & trendsetters in breeding, selecting, marketing and licensing of innovative and superior quality (bedding) plants.”

To experience what characterises our unique products, you cannot miss a single one of “the plant pioneers” brands, click on the logos to discover them!