Denomination: 'Robmornpin'
Trade name: Morning Glow Pink / Yellow
Botanical Name: Lantana camara
Applicant/Holder: Roberson, Robert J.
31706 East Pink Hill Road
Grain Valley, Missouri
United States of America
Breeder: Robert J. Roberson, Grain Valley, United States of America
Agent in Canada: Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
R.R. #2
Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 2000-06-21
Application Number: 00-2300
Date abandoned: 2007-12-10

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Patriot Passion'

Summary: 'Robmornpin' has darker green leaves than 'Patriot Passion'. The floret colour for 'Robmornpin' is light yellow upon opening, changes to yellow orange and matures to purple, while for 'Patriot Passion', it is light yellow upon opening, changes to darker yellow and matures to purple red.


'Robmornpin' is a Lantana variety with a semi-erect plant growth habit. Pubescence of the stem is sparse. The leaf blade is elliptic to ovate in shape with an acute apex, acute base and serrate margin. The colour of the leaf blade is dark green. Pubescence of the leaf blade is very sparse on both the upper and lower sides. There is a petiole present.

'Robmornpin' has dome shaped inflorescences which are located at both axillary and terminal positions on the stem. The arrangement of the corolla lobes is overlapping. The corolla lobes have an obtuse shaped apex and weak to moderate undulation of the margin. The corolla lobes are recurved along the longitudinal axis. The floret colour for 'Robmornpin' is light yellow upon opening, changes to yellow orange and matures to purple. The florets have no eye zone.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Robmornpin' was developed from a Lantana camara L. breeding / selection program conducted in the 1990's by Robert Roberson in Grain Valley, Missouri, U.S.A. The goal for this breeding / selection program was to produce varieties with new colour breaks, new growth habits and / or growth characteristics superior to existing cultivars in the market. A semi-controlled open pollination of 'Robhathot' was allowed to occur in 1996 and 'Robmornpin' was selected from the resulting seedling population.

Tests & Trials: The test and trial for 'Robmornpin' was conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2005 at Variety Rights Management in Oxford Station, Ontario. The trial included 10 plants of each variety. The plants were grown in 15 cm pots spaced 20 cm apart. All colour characteristics were determined using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) colour chart and measured characteristics were based on ten plant measurements.

Comparison table for 'Robmornpin' with reference variety 'Patriot Passion'

Floret colour (RHS)

  'Robmornpin' 'Patriot Passion'
upon opening 11B changing to 11A 10B changing to 10A
at maturity 64A/B 63A/B

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Lantana: 'Robmornpin' (left) with reference variety 'Patriot Passion' (right)

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