Denomination: 'ROBPWCRM'
Trade name: Luscious Lemonade
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: 07-5789
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-09-23
Certificate Number: 3636
Date rights surrendered: 2016-09-23

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Baluclem' (Lucky Lemon Cream) and 'Patriot Honey Love'

Summary: 'ROBPWCRM' has taller plants than 'Baluclem' and smaller leaf blades than both 'Baluclem' and 'Patriot Honey Love'. 'ROBPWCRM' has a smaller inflorescence diameter than both reference varieties and a shorter peduncle and a narrower flower than 'Patriot Honey Love'. Curvature of the corolla lobes along the longitudinal axis is recurved for 'ROBPWCRM' while it is incurved for the reference varieties. The upper side of the newly opened flower is light yellow for 'ROBPWCRM' while it is lighter yellow with darker yellow surrounding the eye for 'Baluclem' and lighter yellow for 'Patriot Honey Love'.


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

LEAF BLADE: short, very narrow, ovate, acute apex, cuneate base, crenate margin, medium green on upper side, moderate pubescence on upper and lower sides
PETIOLE: very short

INFLORESCENCE: located both in axillary and terminal positions, very small to small diameter, dome shaped profile, contains flowers of two colours
FLOWER: very short to short, medium width, upper side of newly opened flower is light yellow, upper side of mature flower is yellow (RHS 12B), eye is yellow orange (RHS 17A)
COROLLA LOBES: arrangement is not touching to touching, recurved along longitudinal axis, weak undulation of margin

Origin & Breeding History: 'ROBPWCRM' 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 - September 1996 between the female parent variety 'Patriot Sunbeam' and the male parent variety 'Patriot Dove Wings'. 'ROBPWCRM' was selected from the resultant progeny in May 1997 based on its flower colour, profuse flowering, low seed set, vigourous growth and good production characteristics.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'ROBPWCRM' 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 cuttings 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 'ROBPWCRM' with reference varieties 'Baluclem' and 'Patriot Honey Love'

Plant height (cm)

  'ROBPWCRM' 'Baluclem' 'Patriot Honey Love'
mean 27.0 20.0 25.3
std. deviation 2.16 2.00 2.31

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'ROBPWCRM' 'Baluclem' 'Patriot Honey Love'
mean 4.2 5.9 5.4
std. deviation 0.15 0.57 0.23

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'ROBPWCRM' 'Baluclem' 'Patriot Honey Love'
mean 2.2 3.5 3.6
std. deviation 0.10 0.28 0.18

Peduncle length (cm)

  'ROBPWCRM' 'Baluclem' 'Patriot Honey Love'
mean 4.7 4.2 7.3
std. deviation 0.41 0.37 0.63

Inflorescence diameter (cm)

  'ROBPWCRM' 'Baluclem' 'Patriot Honey Love'
mean 3.2 3.8 4.3
std. deviation 0.16 0.17 0.24

Colour of upper side of flower (RHS)

  'ROBPWCRM' 'Baluclem' 'Patriot Honey Love'
newly open 10A 4D with 9A surrounding eye 10B-C

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Lantana: 'ROBPWCRM' (left ) with reference varieties 'Baluclem' (centre) and 'Patriot Honey Love' (right)

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Lantana: 'ROBPWCRM' (left ) with reference varieties 'Baluclem' (centre) and 'Patriot Honey Love' (right)

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