BHTUN31501

Petunia

Denomination: 'BHTUN31501'
Trade name: Pretty Much Picasso
Botanical Name: Petunia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Plant 21 LLC
32149 Aquaduct Road
Bonsall, California
92003
United States of America
Breeder: Brian Heiser, Plant 21 LLC, Escondido, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2009-03-27
Application Number: 09-6593
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-05-31
Certificate Number: 4078
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2029-05-31

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fortunia Burgundy Picotee'

Summary: The plants of 'BHTUN31501' have a creeping growth habit while those of 'Fortunia Burgundy Picotee' have an upright growth habit. The plants of 'BHTUN31501' are wider than those of 'Fortunia Burgundy Picotee'. The leaves of 'BHTUN31501' are larger and the petioles are longer than those of 'Fortunia Burgundy Picotee'. The pedicels of 'BHTUN31501' are shorter than those of 'Fortunia Burgundy Picotee'. The sepals of 'BHTUN31501' are wider than those of 'Fortunia Burgundy Picotee'. The flowers of 'BHTUN31501' have a smaller diameter than those of 'Fortunia Burgundy Picotee'. The upper side of the corolla lobes of 'BHTUN31501' differ in colour from those of 'Fortunia Burgundy Picotee'. The upper side of the corolla lobes of 'BHTUN31501' have strong conspicuousness of veins while those of 'Fortunia Burgundy Picotee' have medium conspicuousness. The corolla lobes of 'BHTUN31501' have weak to medium undulation of the margin while those of 'Fortunia Burgundy Picotee' have medium to strong undulation of the margin. The inner side of the corolla tubes of 'BHTUN31501' have strong conspicuousness of veins while those of 'Fortunia Burgundy Picotee' have medium conspicuousness. The anthers of 'BHTUN31501' are light blue/grey before dehiscence while those of 'Fortunia Burgundy Picotee' are yellowish white.

Description:

PLANT: creeping growth habit, medium shoot thickness

LEAF: ovate to elliptic, broad acute apex, no variegation, light green on upper side, no blistering

SEPAL: obovate, anthocyanin colouration present
FLOWER: single type, funnelform, purple veins
COROLLA LOBE: more than two colours on upper side, mainly purple (RHS 71B) with brighter purple tones on upper side, light green (RHS 145A-B) at margin on upper side, violet (RHS N81C) at transition to corolla tube on upper side, strong conspicuousness of veins on upper side, weak to medium undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: dark violet (RHS 83A-B) on inner side, strong conspicuousness of dark violet (RHS N92A) veins on inner side, light blue/grey anthers before dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'BHTUN31501' originated from a planned cross between the female parent, a proprietary seedling designated 'PJ0559' and the male parent 'PJ0528'. The new Petunia was bred and developed by Brian Heiser on May 16, 2006, in Bonsall, California, United States. A single seedling was selected on July 17, 2007 from the resultant progeny based on flower colour pattern. 'BHTUN31501' was first propagated by vegetative cuttings on July 20, 2007 in Bonsall, California, United States.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'BHTUN31501' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2010 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on April 27, 2010. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 1, 2010. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'BHTUN31501' with reference variety 'Fortunia Burgundy Picotee'

Plant width (cm)

  'BHTUN31501' 'Fortunia Burgundy Picotee'
mean 60.5 38.2
std. deviation 4.42 2.50

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'BHTUN31501' 'Fortunia Burgundy Picotee'
mean 5.0 3.6
std. deviation 0.44 0.26

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'BHTUN31501' 'Fortunia Burgundy Picotee'
mean 2.7 2.0
std. deviation 0.25 0.18

Petiole length (cm)

  'BHTUN31501' 'Fortunia Burgundy Picotee'
mean 1.0 0.4
std. deviation 0.16 0.05

Pedicel length (cm)

  'BHTUN31501' 'Fortunia Burgundy Picotee'
mean 2.3 3.2
std. deviation 0.57 0.64

Sepal width (cm)

  'BHTUN31501' 'Fortunia Burgundy Picotee'
mean 0.8 0.5
std. deviation 0.19 0.05

Flower diameter (cm)

  'BHTUN31501' 'Fortunia Burgundy Picotee'
mean 4.9 7.4
std. deviation 0.25 0.48

Colour of upper side of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'BHTUN31501' 'Fortunia Burgundy Picotee'
main 71B with N74A-B tones darker than N74A
secondary 145A-B at margin NN155A at margin
tertiary N81C at transition to corolla tube N/A

Corolla tube length (cm)

  'BHTUN31501' 'Fortunia Burgundy Picotee'
mean 2.4 3.4
std. deviation 0.19 0.52

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Petunia: 'BHTUN31501' (left) with reference variety 'Fortunia Burgundy Picotee' (right)

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Petunia: 'BHTUN31501' (left) with reference variety 'Fortunia Burgundy Picotee' (right)

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Petunia: 'BHTUN31501' (left) with reference variety 'Fortunia Burgundy Picotee' (right)

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