Camp Whit


Denomination: 'Camp Whit'
Trade name: Starina White Star
Botanical Name: Campanula isophylla
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Pim Kaagman, Goldsmith Seeds Europe B.V., Andijk, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2006-03-21
Application Number: 06-5369
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-08-29
Certificate Number: 3287
Date rights surrendered: 2014-07-11

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Stella White' and 'White Uniform'

Summary: 'Camp Whit' has larger plants than 'Stella White' and shorter plants than 'White Uniform'. Pubescence of the stems of 'Camp Whit' is moderate to dense while it is very sparse for 'White Uniform'. 'Camp Whit' has longer basal leaves, weaker undulation of the leaf blade margins than 'White Uniform'. The sepals of 'Camp Whit' are clasping to semi-erect while they are semi-erect with upward curving tips for 'Stella White' and curving downwards for 'White Uniform'. 'Camp Whit' has a shorter pedicel than 'White Uniform'. The incision between the corolla lobes is deep for 'Camp Whit' while it is shallow to medium deep for 'White Uniform'.


PLANT: bushy rounded growth habit
STEM: medium to dense pubescence, light green, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration

BASAL LEAF: deltoid to cordate, narrow acute apex, truncate and cordate base, dentate margin, weak to moderate undulation of margin
LEAF BLADE: medium to dark green on upper side, very weak glossiness on upper side, dense pubescence on upper side

FLOWER: campanulate type
CALYX: no anthocyanin colouration, very sparse pubescence along margin
SEPAL: clasping to semi-erect in relation to flower
COROLLA LOBE: deep incisions between lobes, white on inner and outer sides

Origin & Breeding History: 'Camp Whit' was developed as part of a planned pedigree breeding program by the breeder, Pim Kaagman, of Goldsmith Seeds Europe B.V., in Andijk, The Netherlands. It originated from a cross between a Campanula isophylla selection designated 'CW-128-1' as the female parent and another Campanula isophylla selection designated 'CR-2-1' as the male parent made in February 2000. The resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse in August 2000 and a single plant, 'Camp Whit', was selected in January 2002 based on its' early flowering time, quantity of flowers and plant growth habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Camp Whit' were conducted in a poly-house during the summer of 2007 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of fifteen (15) plants per variety. The plants of 'Camp Whit' were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11.5 cm pots on April 30, 2007. The plants of 'Stella White' and 'Uniform White' were grown from seed. Observations and measurements were taken from ten (10) plants or parts of plants from July 28 to August 1, 2007. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Camp Whit' with reference varieties 'Stella White' and 'White Uniform'

Plant height (cm)

  'Camp Whit' 'Stella White' 'White Uniform'
mean 22.2 16.7 38.5
std. deviation 2.55 1.93 3.45

Plant width (cm)

  'Camp Whit' 'Stella White' 'White Uniform'
mean 37.8 24.9 39.5
std. deviation 3.37 3.58 6.58

Basal leaf blade length (cm)

  'Camp Whit' 'Stella White' 'White Uniform'
mean 38.9 32.1 25.7
std. deviation 1.85 3.98 2.26

Pedicel length (cm)

  'Camp Whit' 'Stella White' 'White Uniform'
mean 1.3 1.2 6.0
std. deviation 0.25 0.16 0.91

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Camp Whit
Campanula: 'Camp Whit' (left) with reference varieties 'Stella White' (centre) and 'White Uniform' (right)

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Camp Whit
Campanula: 'Camp Whit' (left) with reference varieties 'Stella White' (centre) and 'White Uniform' (right)

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