Balandimpea

Lantana

Denomination: 'Balandimpea'
Trade name: Landmark Peach Sunrise
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: 2006-03-09
Application Number: 06-5319
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-09-29
Certificate Number: 3365
Date rights surrendered: 2010-09-20

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balucpeach' (Landmark Peach Sunrise)

Summary: 'Balandimpea' differs from the reference variety, 'Balucpeach' mainly in leaf blade width, petiole length, corolla lobe arrangement, corolla colour and abundance of drupes. The leaves of 'Balandimpea' are narrower with shorter petioles than those of 'Balucpeach'. The lobes of the corolla of 'Balandimpea' are touching whereas they are free in 'Balucpeach'. The intermediate floret petal colour of the corolla of 'Balandimpea' is white with light red pink overlay and yellow at the base and a yellow orange eye whereas the petal lobe of 'Balucpeach' is red pink blended with purple red and an orange red to yellow eye. The main colour of the mature floret of 'Balandimpea' has streaks of purple red and blue pink with yellow tones at the base whereas they are mainly red pink to purple red with orange brown at the base on 'Balucpeach'. The eye of the corolla of 'Balandimpea' is orange to orange red whereas it is mainly lighter tones of orange red in 'Balucpeach'. 'Balandimpea' has very few drupes whereas there are many in 'Balucpeach'.

Description:

PLANT: semi-erect growth habit

STEM: long haired pubescence of medium density

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

INFLORESCENCE: positioned in both terminal and axillary locations on the flowering stem, dome shaped profile, more than two colours (colours change with age)
COROLLA: mainly yellow green upon opening, yellow orange in the eye, changing to light red pink with yellow at the base then maturing to purple red to blue pink with yellow tones at the base
COROLLA LOBES: arrangement in corolla is touching, incurved along longitudinal axis, weak undulation of margin
COROLLA EYE ZONE: mainly orange to orange red

DRUPE: very few, green changing to blue/black when mature

Origin & Breeding History: 'Balandimpea' arose as the result of an open pollination of a proprietary breeding selection, designated 484, conducted during August 2002 at Arroyo Grande, California, USA, as part of a controlled breeding program. Lantana 484 is characterized by its light yellow-white flower colour, dark green leaf colour and compact growth habit. Initial selections were made April 3, 2003 followed by asexual propagation through the use of vegetative cutting since that time. Selection criteria included vigour and growth habit characteristic of the series.

Tests & Trials: The test and trial for 'Balandimpea' was conducted in a poly-house during the summer of 2007 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 15 plants of each variety. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 15 cm pots on May 10, 2007. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on July 11 & 16, 2007. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'Balandimpea' with reference variety 'Balucpeach'

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Balandimpea' 'Balucpeach'
mean 5.7 6.2
std. deviation 0.37 0.32

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Balandimpea' 'Balucpeach'
mean 3.3 4.2
std. deviation 0.14 0.29

Petiole length (mm)

  'Balandimpea' 'Balucpeach'
mean 6.7 8.7
std. deviation 1.34 1.42

Peduncle length (cm)

  'Balandimpea' 'Balucpeach'
mean 4.5 3.6
std. deviation 0.27 0.81

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Balandimpea' 'Balucpeach'
upon opening 2D; eye 17B 3D; eye 9A
intermediate stage petal lobe 155D overlaid with 39C; with 6C at base; eye 23A petal lobe 50C-D blended with 55B; eye 30B & 12B
at maturity streaks of 59D & N66D with yellow tones at base 50C - 54C with N34D

Colour of eye (RHS)

  'Balandimpea' 'Balucpeach'
at flower maturity N30D & 40C N25A, 30B

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Lantana: 'Balandimpea' (left) with reference variety 'Balucpeach' (right)

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Lantana: 'Balandimpea' (left) with reference variety 'Balucpeach' (right)

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Lantana: 'Balandimpea' (left) with reference variety 'Balucpeach' (right)

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