Denomination: 'ROBPWCHP'
Trade name: Apricot Fizz
Botanical Name: Lantana camara
Applicant/Holder: Roberson, Robert J.
31706 East Pink Hill Road
Grain Valley, Missouri
United States of America
Breeder: Robert J. Roberson, Grain Valley, 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: 2007-03-19
Application Number: 07-5788
Date Withdrawn: 2009-08-25

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balandimpea' (Landmark Peach Sunrise Imp.)

Summary: 'ROBPWCHP' has shorter plants with shorter leaves and smaller inflorescence diameter with shorter peduncles than 'Balandimpea'. The curvature of the corolla lobes is absent to recurved for 'ROBPWCHP' while it is incurved for 'Balandimpea'. The colour on the upper side of the mature flower is orange red with blue pink overcolour for 'ROBPWCHP' while it is light blue pink with blue pink overcolour for 'Balandimpea'.


PLANT: semi-erect growth habit, short
STEM: sparse to moderate pubescence

LEAF BLADE: short to medium length, narrow to medium width, ovate, acute apex, obtuse base, crenate to dentate margin, medium green on upper side, moderate to dense pubescence on upper and lower sides
PETIOLE: very short

PEDUNCLE: very short
INFLORESCENCE: located both in axillary and terminal positions, small diameter, dome shaped profile, contains flowers of two colours
FLOWER: short, medium to broad, upper side of newly opened flower is light yellow (RHS 10C), upper side of mature flower is orange red with blue pink overcolour, eye is yellow orange (RHS 17B) changing to orange red (RHS N30B-C) on mature flower
COROLLA LOBES: arrangement is not touching, absent to recurved along longitudinal axis, weak undulation of margin

Origin & Breeding History: 'ROBPWCHP' is a product of a planned breeding program developed by the plant breeder, Robert J. Roberson, in Grain Valley, Missouri, U.S.A. It originated from a cross made in August 2002 between the female parent variety 'Patriot Cowboy' and the male parent variety 'Patriot Honey Love'. 'ROBPWCHP' was selected from the resultant progeny in May 2003 based on its flower colour, low seed set, uniform plant growth habit and good plant vigour.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'ROBPWCHP' were conducted during the spring of 2008 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants per variety. All plants were grown from rooted cutthings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on May 13, 2008. Measured characteristics were based on measurements taken from 10 plants or parts of plants of each variety on July 4, 2008. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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

Plant height (cm)

  'ROBPWCHP' 'Balandimpea'
mean 24.1 31.3
std. deviation 1.73 1.70

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'ROBPWCHP' 'Balandimpea'
mean 5.0 6.6
std. deviation 0.45 0.31

Peduncle length (cm)

  'ROBPWCHP' 'Balandimpea'
mean 3.5 6.0
std. deviation 0.36 0.50

Inflorescence diameter (cm)

  'ROBPWCHP' 'Balandimpea'
mean 3.6 4.5
std. deviation 0.13 0.11

Colour of upper side of flower (RHS)

  'ROBPWCHP' 'Balandimpea'
at maturity 30B with 63C overlay 65B with 73B overlay

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

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

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