Denomination: 'Petpuvivi'
Trade name: Sanguna Blue
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: 06-5619
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-09-23
Certificate Number: 3626
Date rights surrendered: 2010-08-27

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Revolution Violet #3' (Surfinia Blue/Violet) and 'Petnitbl' (Sanguna Midnight Blue)

Summary: 'Petpuvivi' has a wider, darker green leaf than 'Revolution Violet #3'. The sepal of 'Petpuvivi' is longer than 'Revolution Violet #3' and wider than 'Petnitbl'. 'Petpuvivi' has a larger flower diameter than 'Petnitbl'. The flower shape of 'Petpuvivi' is salverform while it is funnelform in 'Revolution Violet #3'. 'Petpuvivi' has a darker dark violet flower colour than 'Revolution Violet #3' but lighter dark violet than 'Petnitbl'. The corolla lobe margin of 'Petpuvivi' has a stronger undulation than 'Petnitbl'. 'Petpuvivi' has a longer corolla tube than 'Revolution Violet #3' and 'Petnitbl'.


PLANT: creeping to upright growth habit, medium to tall height, long shoots, medium stem thickness

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

SEPAL: medium length, narrow to medium width, linear to obovate, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: medium to long pedicel, single type, very large diameter, salverform shape, medium to strong degree of lobing, purple veins
COROLLA LOBE: one colour, dark violet, very weak to weak conspicuous veins on the upper side, medium undulation of the margin
COROLLA TUBE: long, blue violet (RHS 83D) inner side, weak conspicuousness of dark violet (RHS N92A)veins on the inner side, cream coloured anthers before dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Petpuvivi' originated from a controlled cross made in July 2001 in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands, between the female parent A0863 and the male parent A1019. A single plant was selected from the resultant progeny in May 2002 based on growth habit, earliness, flower colour, and stability to become 'Petpuvivi'.

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 'Petpuvivi' with reference varieties 'Revolution Violet #3' and 'Petnitbl'

Leaf width (cm)

  'Petpuvivi' 'Revolution Violet #3' 'Petnitbl'
mean 2.4 1.9 2.1
std. deviation 0.23 0.24 0.17

Sepal length (cm)

  'Petpuvivi' 'Revolution Violet #3' 'Petnitbl'
mean 1.5 1.1 1.3
std. deviation 0.11 0.08 0.11

Sepal width (cm)

  'Petpuvivi' 'Revolution Violet #3' 'Petnitbl'
mean 0.5 0.4 0.3
std. deviation 0.07 0.07 0.07

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Petpuvivi' 'Revolution Violet #3' 'Petnitbl'
mean 7.6 7.1 5.0
std. deviation 0.16 0.48 0.21

Main colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Petpuvivi' 'Revolution Violet #3' 'Petnitbl'
upper side darker than 86A 83A-N82A much darker than 86A

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Petunia: 'Petpuvivi' (left) with reference varieties 'Revolution Violet #3' (centre) and 'Petnitbl' (right)

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Petunia: 'Petpuvivi' (left) with reference varieties 'Revolution Violet #3' (centre) and 'Petnitbl' (right)

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