Denomination: 'Petbluve'
Trade name: Sanguna Blue Vein
Botanical Name: Petunia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Johannes S.N. Oud, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Enkhuizen, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2005-10-28
Application Number: 06-5615
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-09-23
Certificate Number: 3624
Date rights surrendered: 2010-08-27

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sunsurfbv' (Surfinia Blue Veined Improved)

Summary: 'Petbluve' has a taller more upright plant with thicker stems than 'Sunsurfbv'. The leaf of 'Petbluve' is wider than 'Sunsurfbv'. 'Petbluve' has a shorter pedicel than 'Sunsurfbv'. The main colour of the upper surface of the corolla lobe of 'Petbluve' is white while it is light blue violet in 'Sunsurfbv'.


PLANT: upright growth habit, tall, medium shoot length, medium stem thickness

LEAF: medium length and width, ovate to elliptic shape, broad acute apex, no variegation, medium green, no blistering, long petiole

SEPAL: short, very narrow, linear, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: short pedicel, single type, small to medium diameter, funnelform shape, weak to medium degree of lobing, purple veins
COROLLA LOBE: one colour, white, very strongly conspicuous dark violet (RHS 83B) veins on the upper side, medium to strong undulation of the margin
COROLLA TUBE: medium length, dark violet inner side, weak to medium conspicuousness of veins on the inner side, light grey to light blue coloured anthers before dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Petbluve' originated from a controlled cross made in July 2001 in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands, between the female parent A0938 and the male parent Y1015. A single plant was selected from the resultant progeny in May 2002 based on growth habit, earliness, flower colour, and stability to become 'Petbluve'.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials were conducted in a poly house in the spring of 2008 in St. Thomas, Ontario. There were 15 plants of each variety individually grown in 15 cm plastic pots. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Petbluve' with reference variety 'Sunsurfbv'

Plant height (cm)

  'Petbluve' 'Sunsurfbv'
mean 19.6 13.1
std. deviation 2.34 1.17

Leaf width (cm)

  'Petbluve' 'Sunsurfbv'
mean 2.2 1.7
std. deviation 0.18 0.12

Pedicel length (cm)

  'Petbluve' 'Sunsurfbv'
mean 2.5 4.5
std. deviation 0.45 0.75

Main colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Petbluve' 'Sunsurfbv'
upper side white lighter than 84C aging to 76D

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Petunia: 'Petbluve' (left) with reference variety 'Sunsurfbv' (right)

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Petunia: 'Petbluve' (left) with reference variety 'Sunsurfbv' (right)

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