Denomination: 'Petlibluve'
Trade name: Sanguna Light 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: 06-5616
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-09-23
Certificate Number: 3625
Date rights surrendered: 2014-09-23

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Sunsurfbv' (Surfinia Blue Veined Improved) and 'Jam Bluintwo' (Jamboree Blue Vein)

Summary: 'Petlibluve' has more of a mounding growth habit while it is creeping in 'Sunsurfbv' and upright in Jam Bluintwo'. The plants of 'Petlibluve' are shorter with thinner stems than 'Jam Bluintwo'. 'Petlibluve' has a linear sepal shape while it is obovate to spatulate in 'Jam Bluintwo'. The main colour of the corolla of 'Petlibluve' is violet fading to a light blue violet while it is light blue violet in 'Sunsurfbv' and violet in 'Jam Bluintwo'. 'Petlibluve' has less conspicuous veins on the upper side of the corolla lobe than the reference varieties. The margin of the corolla lobe of 'Petlibluve' has weaker undulation than the reference varieties. 'Petlibluve' has violet coloured anthers before dehiscence while they are light grey in 'Jam Bluintwo'.


PLANT: mounding/creeping growth habit, medium height, medium to long shoots, thin stem

LEAF: short, narrow to medium width, ovate to elliptic shape, broad acute apex, no variegation, medium green, no blistering, short petiole

SEPAL: short to medium length, very narrow, linear, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: medium length pedicel, single type, medium diameter, funnelform shape, weak to medium degree of lobing, purple veins
COROLLA LOBE: one colour, violet, moderately conspicuous dark violet (RHS 83B, N80A) veins on the upper side, weak undulation of the margin
COROLLA TUBE: short to medium length, blue violet inner side, medium conspicuousness of veins on the inner side, violet coloured anthers before dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Petlibluve' originated from a controlled cross made in July 2001 in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands, between the female parent A0987 and the male parent X0990. A single plant was selected from the resultant progeny in May 2002 based on growth habit, earliness, flower colour, and stability to become 'Petlibluve'.

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 'Petlibluve' with reference varieties 'Sunsurfbv' and 'Jam Bluintwo'

Plant height (cm)

  'Petlibluve' 'Sunsurfbv' 'Jam Bluintwo'
mean 12.4 13.1 17.4
std. deviation 1.65 1.17 2.46

Main colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Petlibluve' 'Sunsurfbv' 'Jam Bluintwo'
upper side N80D aging to 76D lighter than 84C aging to 76D N80C-D

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Petunia: 'Petlibluve' (left) with reference varieties 'Sunsurfbv' (centre) and 'Jam Bluintwo' (right)

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Petunia: 'Petlibluve' (left) with reference varieties 'Sunsurfbv' (centre) and 'Jam Bluintwo' (right)

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