Vanilla Cream

Baptisia

Denomination: 'Vanilla Cream'
Botanical Name: Baptisia cinerea x Baptisia alba
Applicant/Holder: Walters Gardens, Inc.
1992 96th Avenue
P.O. Box 137
Zeeland, Michigan
49464-0137
United States of America
Breeder: Hans A. Hansen, Zeeland, United States of America
Agent in Canada: Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
R.R. #2
Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0
Canada
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 2014-01-22
Application Number: 14-8178

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Wayne's World'

Summary: The corolla for 'Vanilla Cream' is light yellow to light yellow orange whereas the corolla for 'Wayne's World' is white.

Description:

PLANT: vegetatively reproduced, perennial type, upright bushy growth habit, medium to dense branching
STEM: light green, no anthocyanin colouration, weak glaucosity, no pubescence, medium thickness, smooth shape

LEAF: alternate arrangement along stem, trifoliate type, petiole present
LEAF BLADE: oblanceolate, obtuse apex, attenuate base, entire margin, no pubescence on upper or lower sides, weak glaucosity on upper side, light grey green on upper and lower sides, no variegation

PEDUNCLE: no anthocyanin colouration, no pubescence
INFLORESCENCE: flowers once per growing season, flowers early, short flowering period, raceme type, terminal position, erect attitude
COROLLA: partially fused lobes, medium length, medium width, papilionaceous shape, absent or very weak undulation of margin, absent or very sparse pubescence on inner and outer sides, inner side of standard is light yellow to light yellow orange (RHS 11C/D) fading to white (RHS 155A) with maturity, outer side of standard is light yellow orange (RHS 11D) fading to white (RHS 155A) with maturity, inner side of wing is light yellow to light yellow orange (RHS 11C/D) fading to white (RHS 155A) with maturity, outer side of wing is light yellow orange (RHS 11D) fading to white (RHS 155A) with maturity, inner side of keel is yellow (RHS 3C) fading to light yellow to light yellow orange (RHS 11C/D) with maturity, outer side is light yellow to light yellow orange (RHS 11C/D)

Origin & Breeding History: 'Vanilla Cream' originated from a cross conducted by the breeder in Waseca, Minnesota, USA, in the spring of 1998. The cross was made between the female parent, a selection of Baptisia cinerea and the male parent, a proprietary selection of Baptisia alba. 'Vanilla Cream' was first selected in the spring of 2007 based on its growth habit and flower colour. Propagation of 'Vanilla Cream' by stem cuttings was first conducted in 2008.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Vanilla Cream' was grown in a polyhouse at Variety Rights Management in Oxford Station, Ontario, during the summer of 2016. The trial consisted of 12 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. The plants were grown in 28 cm diameter round pots spaced approximately 45 cm apart. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants or parts of plants of each variety. All colour determinations were made using the 2015 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison table for 'Vanilla Cream' with reference variety 'Wayne's World'

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Vanilla Cream' 'Wayne's World'
inner side of standard 11C/D fading to 155A NN155B/C fading to NN155C/D
outer side of standard 11D fading to 155A NN155B/C fading to NN155C/D
inner side of wing 11C/D fading to 155A NN155B/C fading to NN155C/D
outer side of wing 11D fading to 155A NN155B/C fading to NN155C/D
inner side of keel 3C fading to 11C/D 11C/D fading to NN155C/D
outer side of keel 11C/D NN155B/C fading to NN155C/D

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Baptisia: 'Vanilla Cream' (left) with reference variety 'Wayne's World' (right)

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Baptisia: 'Vanilla Cream' (left) with reference variety 'Wayne's World' (right)

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