Denomination: 'Balucimyel'
Trade name: Lucky Yellow
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: 2005-02-10
Application Number: 05-4559
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-09-25
Certificate Number: 2933
Date rights surrendered: 2010-09-20

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balucyell' (Landmark Yellow)

Summary: The plant growth habit of 'Balucimyel' is semi-erect to spreading while it is erect to semi-erect for 'Balucyell'. 'Balucimyel' has shorter plants with shorter leaf blades and shorter petioles than 'Balucyell'. The florets of 'Balucimyel' are yellow upon opening and mature to yellow orange while those of 'Baluyell' are yellow orange upon opening and mature to lighter yellow orange.


PLANT: semi-erect to spreading growth habit

STEM: short and dense pubescence

LEAF BLADE: ovate, acute apex, obtuse base, crenate to serrate margin, dark green on upper side, short and dense pubescence on upper and lower sides
PETIOLE: present

INFLORESCENCE: positioned in both terminal and axillary locations on the flowering stem, dome shaped profile, one coloured (excluding eye zone)
COROLLA: yellow upon opening, maturing to yellow orange, no intermediate colouring
COROLLA LOBES: arrangement in corolla is free to touching, recurved along longitudinal axis, weak to moderate undulation of margin

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

Origin & Breeding History: 'Balucimyel' originated from a controlled breeding program which started on January 15, 2003 in Arroyo Grande, California, U.S.A. Both the male and female parents were taken from the propriety Lantana selection designated '483-2', which is characterized by its bright yellow flowers, dark green leaves and compact, upright plant growth habit. Initial selection of 'Balucimyel' took place on May 13, 2003.

Tests & Trials: The test and trial for 'Balucimyel' 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 'Balucimyel' with reference variety 'Balucyell'

Plant height (cm)

  'Balucimyel' 'Balucyell'
mean 26.5 33.3
std. deviation 4.50 2.56

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Balucimyel' 'Balucyell'
mean 7.5 8.8
std. deviation 0.50 0.72

Petiole length (mm)

  'Balucimyel' 'Balucyell'
mean 10.8 17.2
std. deviation 3.08 3.94

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Balucimyel' 'Balucyell'
upon opening 9A 14B
at maturity 16B-A 14C

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Lantana: 'Balucimyel' (left) with reference variety 'Balucyell' (right)

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