Denomination: 'X001551'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'X00-155-1'
Trade name: Tiny Tunia Lavender Dark Eye
Botanical Name: Petunia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: NuFlora International Pty. Ltd.
63 Wills Road
Macquarie Fields, New South Wales
Breeder: Graham Noel Brown, Baulkham Hills, Australia
Agent in Canada: Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
R.R. #2
Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 2001-10-01
Application Number: 01-2858
Date abandoned: 2007-12-10

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Danpethap' (Petitunia Happy Dream)

Summary: 'X001551' has thinner, shorter shoots and shorter petioles than 'Danpethap'. The main flower colour for 'X001551' is violet while it is lighter violet for 'Danpethap'. 'X001551' has less conspicuous venation on the inner side of the corolla than 'Danpethap'.


The plants of 'X001551' are short with a creeping growth habit. The shoots are thin and short to medium in length with absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration. The leaf blade is elliptic to obovate in shape with a broad acute apex. The colour of the leaf blade is medium green with no variegation. The leaf blade has no blistering. The sepals range from linear to obovate in shape and have no anthocyanin colouration.

'X001551' has single type, funnel form flowers. The colour of the upper side of the corolla is violet. The veins on the inner side of the corolla lobes are purple and weakly conspicuous. Undulation of the corolla margin is moderate. The inner side of the corolla tube is mainly dark violet and conspicuousness of the veins is very strong. The colour of the anthers before pollen dehiscence is light blue to violet.

Origin & Breeding History: 'X001551' originated from a Petunia ×hybrida breeding program which was carried out at The University of Sydney Plant Breeding Institute Cobbitty (PBIC), New South Wales, Australia. Seeds from crosses performed in 1999 were planted in 2000 and F1 plants were transplanted to the field for selection that spring. 'X001551' resulted from crossing 'X99.23.9' and 'X99.27.1', two F1 selections from The University of Sydney Petunia breeding program whose parents trace back to {'Surfinia Mini Purple' x 'Fairyland' (mini seed annual)} x {'Petunia integrifolia' × 'Apple Tart' (double seed annual)}. 'X001551' was selected based on its plant growth habit, flower colour and earliness to flower.

Tests & Trials: The test and trial for 'X001551' was conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2005 at Variety Rights Management in Oxford Station, Ontario. The trial included 15 plants of each variety. The plants were grown in 10 cm pots spaced 15 to 20 cm apart. All colour characteristics were determined using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) colour chart and measured characteristics were based on ten plant measurements.

Comparison tables for 'X001551' with reference variety 'Danpethap'

Petiole length (mm)

  'X001551' 'Danpethap'
mean 3.20 11.30
std. deviation 0.79 4.50

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'X001551' 'Danpethap'
inner side 84A 75A

Colour of corolla tube (RHS)

  'X001551' 'Danpethap'
inner side N79A 79A

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Petunia: 'X001551' (bottom right), 'MP19' (top left) and 'MP20' (bottom left) with reference variety 'Danpethap' (top right)

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