|Trade name:||Tiny Tunia Blue|
|Botanical Name:||Petunia ×hybrida|
NuFlora International Pty. Ltd.
63 Wills Road
Macquarie Fields, New South Wales
Graham Noel Brown, Baulkham Hills, Australia
|Agent in Canada:||
Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
Oxford Station, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2008-10-24|
|Date rights revoked:||2013-03-14|
Variety used for comparison: 'MP3' (Tiny Tunia Violet)
Summary: 'MP201' is a petunia variety which has thicker shoots and darker green leaves than the reference variety 'MP3'. The corolla of 'MP201' is slightly wider than that of 'MP3' and the colour of the corolla lobes is a darker violet colour than 'MP3' which has more purple violet coloured flowers. The anthers of 'MP201' are grey, whereas those of 'MP3' are grey violet.
PLANT: creeping growth habit
SHOOT: medium thickness, short to medium length, no anthocyanin colouration
LEAF: elliptic shape, broad acute apex, no variegation, medium green on upper side, blistering absent
SEPAL: linear to obovate shape, no anthocyanin
FLOWER: single, funnel form
COROLLA LOBE: one colour on upper side, dark violet, weakly conspicuous purple veins, medium undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: dark violet on inner side, moderately conspicuous veins
ANTHER: light grey before dehiscence
Origin & Breeding History: 'MP201' was developed from a Petunia × hybrida breeding program located at the University of Sydney Plant Breeding Institute Cobbitty (PBIC), in Cobbitty, New South Wales, Australia. This vegetative breeding program is aimed at producing compact but spreading petunia varieties. The parents 'X99.26.1' (female) and 'X99.3.11' (male) were crossed in 2001. These parents were crossbreeds from the proprietary program. The new variety was selected from the F1 seedling population 'X01.561' in 2002 and was tested for uniformity and stability in tissue culture propagation. The initial selection criteria were for flower colour, early flowering and habit.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'MP201' were conducted in a polyhouse at Oxford Station, Ontario during the summer of 2006. The trials consisted of 15 plants of each variety, planted in 15 cm pots and spaced at approximately 30 cm apart on the bench. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety. Colour determinations were done using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'MP201' with reference variety 'MP3'
Diameter of corolla (mm)
Main colour of corolla lobe (RHS)
Main colour of corolla tube (RHS)
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