Denomination: 'Balandimfla'
Trade name: Lucky Red Flame
Botanical Name: Lantana camara
Applicant/Holder: Ball Horticultural Company
622 Town Road
West Chicago, Illinois
United States of America
Breeder: Ball Horticultural Company, West Chicago, 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: 2004-01-14
Application Number: 04-3971
Date Withdrawn: 2007-12-24

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Mrs. Huff'

Summary: 'Balandimfla' has a shorter plant height than 'Mrs. Huff'. 'Balandimfla' has a larger leaf blade and longer petiole than 'Mrs. Huff'. 'Balandimfla' has a shorter peduncle length than 'Mrs. Huff'. The florets of 'Balandimfla' are yellow and orange in colour while the florets of 'Mrs. Huff' are yellow, orange and pink. The florets of 'Balandimfla' have stronger undulation of the corolla lobe margin than those of 'Mrs. Huff'.


PLANT: compact growth habit, short sparse to medium pubescence on stem, thorns present

LEAF BLADE: ovate, obtuse apex, acute and obtuse base, crenate to serrate margin, medium green on upper side, sparse to medium pubescence on upper and lower side
PETIOLE: present

INFLORESCENCE: terminal in position, dome shaped profile, two colours
COROLLA: yellow orange (RHS 17B) upon opening, maturing to orange red, no corolla eye
COROLLA LOBES: not touching, emarginate apex, strong undulation of margin

DRUPE: absent

Origin & Breeding History: 'Balandimfla' originated from a controlled breeding program conducted at Arroyo Grande, California, USA, in July of 1999. It is the result of an open pollination of Lantana variety 'Simon Yellow' which is characterized by its mounding growth habit and yellow flowers. Initial selection of 'Balandimfla' was made in December of 2000. Asexual propagation since that time has been through the use of vegetative cuttings.

Tests & Trials: The test and trial for 'Balandimfla' was conducted in a polyhouse in St. Thomas, Ontario during the spring of 2005. The trial included 15 plants of each variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11 cm pots on April 28, 2005. Observations and measurements were taken from ten plants of each variety on June 21, 2005. All colour characteristics were determined using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Balandimfla' with reference variety 'Mrs. Huff'

Plant height (cm)

  'Balandimfla' 'Mrs. Huff'
mean 24.9 39.5
std. deviation 2.35 6.86

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Balandimfla' 'Mrs. Huff'
mean 7.7 5.2
std. deviation 0.68 0.50

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Balandimfla' 'Mrs. Huff'
mean 4.5 3.4
std. deviation 0.33 0.28

Petiole length (mm)

  'Balandimfla' 'Mrs. Huff'
mean 12.4 4.9
std. deviation 1.65 1.20

Peduncle length (cm)

  'Balandimfla' 'Mrs. Huff'
mean 4.4 9.2
std. deviation 0.56 1.69

Colour of mature floret (RHS)

  'Balandimfla' 'Mrs. Huff'
upper side N30C-D with N30A in centre N25A-D, aging to 39B

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Lantana: 'Balandimfla' (left) with reference variety 'Mrs. Huff' (right)

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