Balucwite

Lantana

Denomination: 'Balucwite'
Trade name: Lucky White
Botanical Name: Lantana camara
Applicant/Holder: Ball Horticultural Company
622 Town Road
West Chicago, Illinois
60185
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
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2005-02-10
Application Number: 05-4558
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-09-25
Certificate Number: 2932
Date rights surrendered: 2010-09-20

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balucwhit' (Landmark White)

Summary: 'Balucwite' has shorter plants and a larger inflorescence diameter than 'Balucwhit'. The arrangement of the corolla lobes in the florets of 'Balucwite' is not touching while it is touching to overlapping in the florets of 'Balucwhit'. The newly opened and mature florets of 'Balucwite' are whiter with a yellow orange eye zone while those of 'Balucwhit' have a yellow eye zone.

Description:

PLANT: semi-erect growth habit

STEM: medium pubescence density

LEAF BLADE: ovate, acute apex, cuspidate tip, cuneate to obtuse base, crenate margin, medium to dark green on upper side, short pubescence on upper side, medium pubescence density on upper side, short and medium to dense pubescence on lower side
PETIOLE: present

INFLORESCENCE: positioned in both terminal and axillary locations on the flowering stem, dome shaped profile, one coloured (excluding eye zone)
COROLLA: white with no intermediate colouring
COROLLA LOBES: arrangement in corolla is not touching, incurved along longitudinal axis, weak undulation of margin
COROLLA EYE ZONE: yellow orange

DRUPE: medium in number, green changing to blue/black when mature

Origin & Breeding History: 'Balucwite' originated from a controlled breeding program which started on May 12, 2002 in Arroyo Grande, California, U.S.A. The female parent was Lantana variety 'Dwarf Pink', characterized by its pink lavender flowers, dark green leaves and compact, mounding plant growth habit. The male parent was the proprietary Lantana selection designated 'BFP 303', characterized by its gold yellow flowers, dark green leaves and compact plant growth habit. Initial selection of 'Balucwite' took place on November 20, 2002.

Tests & Trials: The test and trial for 'Balucwite' was conducted in a poly-house during the summer of 2006 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 15 plants of each variety. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 15 cm pots on April 26, 2006. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on July 10, 2006. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'Balucwite' with reference variety 'Balucwhit'

Plant height (cm)

  'Balucwite' 'Balucwhit'
mean 29.2 38.6
std. deviation 5.22 6.07

Inflorescence diameter (cm)

  'Balucwite' 'Balucwhit'
mean 4.1 3.6
std. deviation 0.13 0.12

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Balucwite' 'Balucwhit'
upon opening white 155B
at maturity white 155B

Colour of corolla

  'Balucwite' 'Balucwhit'
eye zone yellow orange yellow

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Balucwite
Lantana: 'Balucwite' (left) with reference variety 'Balucwhit' (right)

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