Denomination: 'Lanbor'
Trade name: Supertunia Bordeaux
Botanical Name: Petunia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Lander, Kenneth
9280 Highway #6
West Pugwash, Nova Scotia
B0K 1L0
Breeder: Kenneth Lander, West Pugwash, Nova Scotia
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2004-03-24
Application Number: 04-4130
Grant of Rights Date: 2006-10-03
Certificate Number: 2532
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2024-10-03

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Dancasblue' (Cascadias Blue Spark)

Summary: 'Lanbor' is a petunia variety which differs slightly from 'Dancasblue' in main flower colour. 'Lanbor' has shorter pedicels and shorter shoots than 'Dancasblue'. The shoots of 'Lanbor' have no anthoycanin colouration whereas the shoots of the reference variety have medium to strong anthocyanin colouration. There is no anthocyanin on the sepals of 'Lanbor', while it is present in the sepals of 'Dancasblue'. The plants of 'Lanbor' are more floriferous and flower earlier than the plants of the reference variety.


'Lanbor' is a petunia variety which has a semi-upright growth habit. The plants are short to medium in height and have shoots which are thin to medium in thickness and have no anthocyanin colouration. The leaf blade of 'Lanbor' is medium green and ovate to elliptic in shape, with no variegation or blistering. The sepals are linear in shape and have no anthocyanin colouration.

'Lanbor' has single, light blue violet flowers which are funnel form form in shape. The corolla is moderately lobed. The upper side of the corolla has one colour, with strongly conspicuous, purple veins. The margins of the corolla lobes are weakly to moderately undulating. The corolla tube is black with very strongly conspicuous veins. Before pollen dehiscence the anthers are light grey.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Lanbor' originated from a cross made by the breeder in March 2001, in West Pugwash, Nova Scotia. The female parent was an unknown commercial seed variety with a trailing habit. The male parent was an unknown commercial seed variety with a compact habit. The new petunia variety was selected as a single plant from the resultant progeny in June 2001. The selection criteria were growth habit, flower colour, male sterility and tolerance to powdery mildew.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Lanbor' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring and summer of 2005 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trials included a total of 15 plants of each variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings, planted into 15 cm pots on March 12, 2005. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 7, 2005. All colour measurements were made using the RHS Colour Chart 2001.

Comparison tables for 'Lanbor' with reference variety 'Dancasblue'

Length of shoot (cm)

  'Lanbor' 'Dancasblue'
mean 29.9 44.5
std. deviation 8.97 6.92

Length of pedicel (cm)

  'Lanbor' 'Dancasblue'
mean 2.4 5.9
std. deviation 0.93 1.84

Main colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Lanbor' 'Dancasblue'
upper side 76A-B 84C
lower side 76A 84B

Main colour of corolla tube (RHS)

  'Lanbor' 'Dancasblue'
inner side 202A N79A
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