Bante Cheria


Denomination: 'Bante Cheria'
Trade name: Bandana Cherry
Botanical Name: Lantana camara
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Joel Goldsmith, Goldsmith Seeds, Inc., Gilroy, 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: 2005-03-31
Application Number: 05-4675
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-10-10
Certificate Number: 2961
Date rights surrendered: 2014-10-10

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Robmornrog' (Morning Glow Rose Gold)

Summary: 'Bante Cheria' has longer peduncles and larger florets than 'Robmornrog'. The newly opened florets of 'Bante Cheria' are yellow with pink tones while those of 'Robmornrog' are yellow orange with dark orange tones. At maturity, the florets of 'Bante Cheria' become darker purple red than those of 'Robmornrog'. The corolla of 'Bante Cheria' has an orange and yellow eye zone while that of 'Robmornrog' has an orange eye zone which fades away with age.


PLANT: erect to semi-erect growth habit

STEM: medium pubescence density

LEAF BLADE: ovate, acute apex, cordate to obtuse base, serrate margin, medium to dark green on upper side, dense pubescence on upper side, medium to dense pubescence on lower side
PETIOLE: present

INFLORESCENCE: positioned in both terminal and axillary locations on the flowering stem, dome shaped profile, more than two coloured (excluding eye zone)
COROLLA: mainly yellow upon opening, changing to orange red and orange brown then maturing to mainly dark purple red
COROLLA LOBES: arrangement in corolla is not touching to touching, incurved along longitudinal axis, moderate undulation of margin
COROLLA EYE ZONE: orange and yellow

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

Origin & Breeding History: 'Bante Cheria' was developed by the breeder, Shifeng Pan, an employee of Goldsmith Seeds, Inc. in California, U.S.A., as part of a planned pedigree breeding program. It originated from a cross made in September of 2002 between the female parent, a proprietary line designated '22-1' with rose coloured flowers, and the male parent, a proprietary line designated '22-2' with fuchsia coloured flowers. The resultant seed was sown in March of 2003 and 'Bante Cheria' was selected in May of 2003 based on its flower colour, form and plant growth habit.

Tests & Trials: The test and trial for 'Bante Cheria' 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 'Bante Cheria' with reference variety 'Robmornrog'

Peduncle length (cm)

  'Bante Cheria' 'Robmornrog'
mean 5.5 3.9
std. deviation 0.97 0.29

Floret length (mm)

  'Bante Cheria' 'Robmornrog'
mean 22.0 16.5
std. deviation 0.82 1.27

Floret width (mm)

  'Bante Cheria' 'Robmornrog'
mean 13.5 11.2
std. deviation 0.53 0.63

Colour of corolla upon opening (RHS)

  'Bante Cheria' 'Robmornrog'
upon opening closest to 9A more intense than 14A
intermediate stage 39B and 179C 34C margin with more orange center
at maturity more intense than 60B N57A-61B

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Bante Cheria
Lantana: 'Bante Cheria' (left) with reference variety 'Robmornrog' (right)

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