Denomination: 'Petlilav'
Trade name: Whispers Lavender Eye
Botanical Name: Petunia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Theodorus C. M. van Kleinwee, 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: 2010-02-09
Application Number: 10-6827
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-06-22
Certificate Number: 4335
Date rights surrendered: 2014-06-22

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Petlavve' (Sanguna Lavender Vein)

Summary: The leaf of 'Petlilav' is shorter than the leaf of 'Petlavve'. The upper side of the corolla is blue pink for 'Petlilav' when newly opened and violet when fully opened while the corolla of 'Petlavve' is a darker violet when newly and fully opened. The anther of 'Petlilav' is medium blue to violet before dehiscence while the anther of 'Petlavve' is light grey.


PLANT: upright to creeping growth habit, medium shoot thickness

LEAF: elliptic and obovate, broad acute apex, no variegation, medium green on upper side, no blistering

SEPAL: obovate, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, salverform, purple veins
COROLLA LOBE: one colour on upper side, upper side blue pink (RHS N74C-D) with purple (RHS N74B) at centre when newly opened, violet (RHS 75B-C) when fully opened with darker violet (RHS N78A) veins, medium to strong conspicuousness of veins, weak undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: inner side violet (RHS N82D) with brown purple (RHS N77A) veins, medium to strong conspicuousness of veins on inner side, anthers medium blue to violet before dehiscence.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Petlilav' originated from a cross pollination made in August 2004 at Enkhuizen, the Netherlands. The female parent was a lavender coloured proprietary seedling, designated D1353-1 and the male parent a proprietary seedling, designated Z2393-1. The resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse in February 2005 in Enkhuizen. In May 2005, a single plant was selected from the progeny, based on criteria for growth habit, good branching characteristics, flower appearance and size and early flowering.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Petlilav' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2011 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 20, 2011. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 1, 2011. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Petlilav' with reference variety 'Petlavve'

Leaf length (cm)

  'Petlilav' 'Petlavve'
mean 5.0 5.8
std. deviation 0.50 0.53

Colour of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'Petlilav' 'Petlavve'
upper side - newly opened N74C-D, N74B towards centre N78A-B (brighter than)
upper side - fully opened 75B-C, N78A veins N78B with N80C at centre, N79C veins

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Petunia: 'Petlilav' (left) with reference variety 'Petlavve' (right)

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Petunia: 'Petlilav' (left) with reference variety 'Petlavve' (right)

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Petunia: 'Petlilav' (left) with reference variety 'Petlavve' (right)

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