Denomination: 'PEHY0003'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'PETZ0003'
Trade name: Sanguna Purple Imp.
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: 10-7132
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-06-19
Certificate Number: 4546
Date rights surrendered: 2015-06-19

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sunpurple' (Surfinia Brilliant Pink)

Summary: In the lower third of the plants, the shoots are medium in thickness for 'PEHY0003' whereas they are thick for 'Sunpurple'. The leaves of 'PEHY0003' are ovate in shape with a narrow acute apex whereas they are mostly elliptic with a broad acute apex for 'Sunpurple'. 'PEHY0003' has shorter, narrower sepals than 'Sunpurple'. The sepals of 'PEHY0003' are linear in shape whereas they are obovate on 'Sunpurple'. The conspicuousness of veins on the upper side of the corolla lobes is medium for 'PEHY0003' whereas it is strong on 'Sunpurple'. Undulation of the corolla lobe margin is weak to medium for 'PEHY0003' whereas it is strong for 'Sunpurple'.


PLANT: semi-upright to creeping growth habit, medium thickness of shoots

LEAF: ovate, narrow acute apex, no variegation, medium to dark green on upper side

SEPAL: linear, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, salverform, red-purple veins
COROLLA LOBE: one colour on upper side, upper side is purple (darker than RHS 71A) when newly opened, upper side is purple (darker and more red than RHS N74A) when fully opened, medium conspicuousness of veins on upper side, weak to medium undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: inner side is violet (RHS 77A-B) fading to lighter violet (RHS 77D) towards base, medium conspicuousness of dark violet (RHS N79A) veins on inner side
ANTHERS: light grey before dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'PEHY0003' originated from a controlled cross made in August 2007 in Gilroy, California, USA between the female parent '1864-3' and the male parent '1903-2'. 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 'PEHY0003' 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 tables for 'PEHY0003' with reference variety 'Sunpurple'

Leaf length (cm)

  'PEHY0003' 'Sunpurple'
mean 4.7 5.2
std. deviation 0.24 0.39

Sepal length (cm)

  'PEHY0003' 'Sunpurple'
mean 1.8 2.6
std. deviation 0.16 0.16

Sepal width (cm)

  'PEHY0003' 'Sunpurple'
mean 0.4 1.1
std. deviation 0.07 0.23

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Petunia: 'PEHY0003' (left) with reference variety 'Sunpurple' (right)

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Petunia: 'PEHY0003' (left) with reference variety 'Sunpurple' (right)

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Petunia: 'PEHY0003' (left) with reference variety 'Sunpurple' (right)

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