KL 1117


Denomination: 'KL 1117'
Trade name: Supertunia White Improved
Botanical Name: Petunia
Applicant/Holder: Johnson, Mary Maxine
9280 Highway 6
Pugwash, Nova Scotia
B0K 1L0
Breeder: Kenneth Lander, West Pugwash, Nova Scotia
Mary Maxine Johnson, Pugwash, Nova Scotia
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2012-12-28
Application Number: 12-7835
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-05-23
Certificate Number: 4778
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2032-05-23

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Whip White' (Whispers White)

Summary: The pedicels of 'KL 1117' are shorter than those of 'Whip White'. The flowers of 'KL 1117' are larger than those of 'Whip White'. The corolla tubes of 'KL 1117' are longer than those of 'Whip White'.


PLANT: upright to creeping growth habit, medium shoot thickness on lower third

LEAF BLADE: ovate, broad acute apex, no variegation, medium green on upper side, blistering present

SEPAL: linear, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, salverform, yellow green veins
COROLLA LOBE: one colour on upper side, upper side white (RHS NN155B-C), absent or very weak conspicuousness of veins on upper side, weak to medium undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: inner side white (RHS 155A) with yellow (RHS 6A-B) and red pink (RHS 50C) veins, weak conspicuousness of veins on inner side
ANTHERS: yellowish white to yellow before dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'KL 1117' originated as a naturally occurring branch mutation of the parent variety 'Lavender Skies'. The new Petunia variety was discovered and selected by the breeders in May 2010 in Pugwash, Nova Scotia, based on plant habit, flowering time, flower colour and bloom coverage. 'KL 1117' was first propagated by vegetative tip cuttings in May 2010, in Pugwash, Nova Scotia.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KL 1117' 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 10, 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 'KL 1117' with reference variety 'Whip White'

Pedicel length (cm)

  'KL 1117' 'Whip White'
mean 1.7 3.1
std. deviation 0.27 0.59

Flower diameter (cm)

  'KL 1117' 'Whip White'
mean 5.2 4.5
std. deviation 0.24 0.21

Corolla tube length (cm)

  'KL 1117' 'Whip White'
mean 3.0 2.3
std. deviation 0.13 0.09

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Petunia: 'KL 1117' (left) with reference variety 'Whip White' (right)

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Petunia: 'KL 1117' (left) with reference variety 'Whip White' (right)

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Petunia: 'KL 1117' (left) with reference variety 'Whip White' (right)

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