Pic Litpina


Denomination: 'Pic Litpina'
Trade name: Picnic Light Pink
Botanical Name: Petunia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Mitchell Hanes, Syngenta Flowers, Inc., Gilroy, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2010-02-18
Application Number: 10-6850
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-06-22
Certificate Number: 4337
Date rights surrendered: 2014-06-22

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'USTUNI7502' (Supertunia Mini Appleblossom)

Summary: The shoots of 'Pic Litpina' are shorter than the shoots of 'USTUNI7502'. The shoots of 'Pic Litpina' are thin while the shoots of 'USTUNI7502' are medium in thickness. The leaf of 'Pic Litpina' is shorter and narrower than the leaf of 'USTUNI7502'. The flower of 'Pic Litpina' has a smaller diameter than the flower of 'USTUNI7502'. The upper side of the corolla of 'Pic Litpina' is a darker blue pink than the corolla of 'USTUNI7502'.


PLANT: upright to creeping growth habit, thin shoot

LEAF: elliptic, narrow acute apex, no variegation, medium green on upper side, no blistering

SEPAL: linear, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, salverform, yellow veins
COROLLA LOBE: one colour on upper side, upper side blue pink (RHS 73A) underlaid with violet (RHS 75C) when newly opened, blue pink (RHS N74C-D) underlaid with white (RHS NN155D) at base when fully opened, absent or very weak conspicuousness of veins on upper side, medium to strong undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: inner side white (RHS NN155D) with yellow (RHS 5C) veins and light yellow (RHS 4D) at base, weak conspicuousness of veins on inner side, anthers yellowish white before dehiscence.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Pic Litpina' originated from a cross pollination made in September 2001 at Gilroy, California, USA. The female parent was a white flowered proprietary seedling, designated 01-837-3 and the male parent was the variety 'Conbloss'. The resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse in March 2002 in Gilroy. In June 2002, a single plant was selected from the progeny, based on criteria for flower colour and size, compact plant habit, a semi-trailing growth habit and early and continuous flowering.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Pic Litpina' 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 May 25, 2011. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Pic Litpina' with reference variety 'USTUNI7502'

Shoot length (cm)

  'Pic Litpina' 'USTUNI7502'
mean 15.1 20.4
std. deviation 1.45 2.65

Leaf length (cm)

  'Pic Litpina' 'USTUNI7502'
mean 3.1 5.2
std. deviation 0.31 0.52

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Pic Litpina' 'USTUNI7502'
mean 1.1 3.0
std. deviation 0.10 0.22

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Pic Litpina' 'USTUNI7502'
mean 2.9 5.2
std. deviation 0.19 0.19

Colour of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'Pic Litpina' 'USTUNI7502'
upper side - newly opened 73A, underlaid with 75C 73B-C, with tones of 74C
upper side - fully opened N74C-D, underlaid with NN155D at base 75C, underlaid with NN155D at base

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Pic Litpina
Petunia: 'Pic Litpina' (left) with reference variety 'USTUNI7502' (right)

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Petunia: 'Pic Litpina' (left) with reference variety 'USTUNI7502' (right)

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