Denomination: 'PEHY0002'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'PETZ0002'
Trade name: Picnic Violet
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: 10-7131
Date Withdrawn: 2013-09-09

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Littletunia Ultra Purple'

Summary: The plant growth habit of 'PEHY0002' is upright whereas it is semi-upright to creeping for 'Littletunia Ultra Purple'. 'PEHY0002' has longer leaves than 'Littletunia Ultra Purple'. The conspicuousness of veins on the upper side of the corolla lobes is medium for 'PEHY0002' whereas it is strong for 'Littletunia Ultra Purple'.


PLANT: upright growth habit, thin shoots

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

SEPAL: linear and oblanceolate, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, funnelform, purple veins (almost black)
COROLLA LOBE: one colour on upper side, upper side is violet (darker than N81A) when newly opened, upper side is violet (N78A) when fully opened aging to violet (RHS N81A) with lighter violet (RHS N82A) tones, medium conspicuousness of veins on upper side, weak to medium undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: violet (RHS 77B) on inner side, weak conspicuousness of black (RHS N186A) veins on inner side
ANTHERS: light blue before dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'PEHY0002' originated from a controlled cross made in August 2007 in Gilroy, California, USA between the female parent '1789-2' and the male parent 'Pic Rossa'. A single plant was selected from the resultant progeny in March 2008 based on flower colour, plant growth habit and production characteristics.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'PEHY0002' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2012 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 20 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on April 25, 2012. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on May 25, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison table for 'PEHY0002' with reference variety 'Littletunia Ultra Purple'

Leaf length (cm)

  'PEHY0002' 'Littletunia Ultra Purple'
mean 3.7 2.8
std. deviation 0.26 0.22

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Petunia: 'PEHY0002' (left) with reference variety 'Littletunia Ultra Purple' (right)

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Petunia: 'PEHY0002' (left) with reference variety 'Littletunia Ultra Purple' (right)

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Petunia: 'PEHY0002' (left) with reference variety 'Littletunia Ultra Purple' (right)

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