Denomination: 'PEHY0001'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'PETZ0001'
Trade name: Picnic Purple
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: 2010-12-17
Application Number: 10-7130
Date Withdrawn: 2014-07-11

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'USTUN34803' (Supertunia Sangria Charm)

Summary: The upper side of the leaf blades of 'PEHY0001' are dark green whereas those of 'USTUN34803' are medium green. The flowers of 'PEHY0001' are larger than those of 'USTUN34803'. The upper side of the corolla lobes of 'PEHY0001' are violet when newly opened to purple when fully opened whereas those of 'USTUN34803' are purple red when newly opened to lighter purple red when fully opened.


PLANT: creeping growth habit, thin shoots on lower third

LEAF BLADE: elliptic, narrow acute to broad acute apex, no variegation, dark green on upper side, no blistering

SEPAL: linear, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, salverform, purple veins
COROLLA LOBE: one colour on upper side, upper side when newly opened violet (RHS 77A, N80A), upper side when fully opened purple (RHS N74A), weak to medium conspicuousness of veins on upper side, medium undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: inner side violet (RHS 77A-B) with dark violet (RHS N79A) veins, medium conspicuousness of veins on inner side
ANTHERS: light blue before dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'PEHY0001' originated from a cross pollination conducted by the breeder in Gilroy, California, USA in August, 2007. The cross was conducted between the female parent '1789-2', a proprietary line and the male parent variety 'Pic Whit'. The resultant seed was collected and sown in a greenhouse in Gilroy in December, 2007. In March 2008, a single plant was selected based on flower colour, plant habit and production characteristics.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'PEHY0001' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2013 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 20 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on April 25, 2013. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on May 28, 2013. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'PEHY0001' with reference variety 'USTUN34803'

Flower diameter (cm)

  'PEHY0001' 'USTUN34803'
mean 4.3 2.8
std. deviation 0.33 0.07

Colour of upper side of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'PEHY0001' 'USTUN34803'
newly opened blend of 77A and N80A more purple than N66A
fully opened brighter than N74A closest to N66B

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Petunia: 'PEHY0001' (left) with reference variety 'USTUN34803' (right)

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Petunia: 'PEHY0001' (left) with reference variety 'USTUN34803' (right)

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Petunia: 'PEHY0001' (left) with reference variety 'USTUN34803' (right)

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