USTUN34803

Petunia

Denomination: 'USTUN34803'
Trade name: Supertunia Sangria Charm
Botanical Name: Petunia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Plant 21 LLC
32149 Aquaduct Road
Bonsall, California
92003
United States of America
Breeder: Ushio Sakazaki, Shiga, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2010-02-25
Application Number: 10-6873
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-06-22
Certificate Number: 4352
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2030-06-22

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Blanket Purple'

Summary: The plants of 'USTUN34803' are shorter than those of 'Blanket Purple'. The leaf of 'USTUN34803' is longer and narrower than the leaf of 'Blanket Purple'. The upper side of the leaf blade of 'USTUN34803' is medium green while that of 'Blanket Purple' is dark green. The veins on the upper side of the corolla lobe of 'USTUN34803' have medium conspicuousness while those on 'Blanket Purple' have weak conspicuousness. The corolla lobe of 'USTUN34803' has medium to strong undulation of the margin while that of 'Blanket Purple' has weak undulation of the margin. The corolla tube of 'USTUN34803' is longer than that of 'Blanket Purple'. The inner side of the corolla tube of 'USTUN34803' is blue pink while that of 'Blanket Purple' is violet. The colour of the anthers before dehiscence are light blue for 'USTUN34803' while they are violet for 'Blanket Purple'.

Description:

PLANT: upright to creeping growth habit, thin shoot

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

SEPAL: linear to obovate, anthocyanin colouration present
FLOWER: single, funnelform, red veins
COROLLA LOBE: one colour on upper side, purple (RHS 67A) on upper side, medium conspicuousness of veins on upper side, medium to strong undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: blue pink (RHS N74D) with brown purple to dark purple red (RHS 187A-B) veins on inner side, medium conspicuousness of veins on inner side, anthers light blue before dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'USTUN34803' originated from a controlled cross conducted by the breeder Ushio Sakazaki, in Higashiomi, Shiga, Japan as part of a planned breeding program. The cross between the female parent, a proprietary seedling designated '06M53' and the male parent, a proprietary seedling designated '06M54', was conducted in Japan on May 15, 2007. The new Petunia was selected as a single plant on May 21, 2008 in Bonsall, California, USA, based on plant branching, flowering time, flower size and flower colour. 'USTUN234803' was first propagated by vegetative cuttings on May 23, 2008 in Bonsall, California, U.S.A.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'USTUN34803' 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 26, 2011. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'USTUN34803' with reference variety 'Blanket Purple'

Plant height (cm)

  'USTUN34803' 'Blanket Purple'
mean 12.2 16.6
std. deviation 1.00 1.54

Leaf length (cm)

  'USTUN34803' 'Blanket Purple'
mean 4.1 3.4
std. deviation 0.28 0.31

Leaf width (cm)

  'USTUN34803' 'Blanket Purple'
mean 1.3 1.8
std. deviation 0.08 0.28

Corolla tube length (cm)

  'USTUN34803' 'Blanket Purple'
mean 2.2 1.7
std. deviation 0.09 0.09

Colour of corolla tube (RHS)

  'USTUN34803' 'Blanket Purple'
inner side N74D N82A-B

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Petunia: 'USTUN34803' (left) with reference variety 'Blanket Purple' (right)

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Petunia: 'USTUN34803' (left) with reference variety 'Blanket Purple' (right)

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Petunia: 'USTUN34803' (left) with reference variety 'Blanket Purple' (right)

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