Denomination: 'Balandcit'
Trade name: Landmark Citrus
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: 2007-04-12
Application Number: 07-5873
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-10-06
Certificate Number: 3654
Date rights surrendered: 2010-11-25

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balucrehot' (Lucky Red Hot Imp.)

Summary: The plants of 'Balandcit' are taller than those of 'Balucrehot'. 'Balandcit' has a larger inflorescence diameter and larger flower diameter than 'Balucrehot'. The curvature in the longitudinal axis of the corolla lobes ranges from absent to recurved for 'Balandcit' while it is incurved for 'Balucrehot'.


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

LEAF BLADE: long, medium width, ovate, acute apex, cuneate base, dentate to crenate margin, medium green on upper side, moderate pubescence on upper side, moderate to dense pubescence on lower side
PETIOLE: short

PEDUNCLE: medium length
INFLORESCENCE: located both in axillary and terminal positions, medium diameter, dome shaped profile, contains flowers of more than two colours
FLOWER: short, medium to broad, upper side of newly opened flower is yellow (darker than RHS 9A), upper side of mature flower is orange red to orange (RHS 25A-B) with red (RHS 34A) near eye, no eye on newly opened flowers
COROLLA LOBES: arrangement is mostly touching, absent to recurved along longitudinal axis, weak undulation of margin

Origin & Breeding History: 'Balandcit' originated from a self-pollination conducted on June 15, 2002 in Arroyo Grande, California, U.S.A. as part of a controlled breeding program. The female parent was the proprietary breeding selection designated 'BFP 592' and characterized by its dark gold flowers, dark green foliage and spreading plant growth habit. 'Balandcit' was selected on December 16, 2003 based on its flower colour, plant growth habit and early flowering characteritstics which meet the product specifications for its series.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Balandcit' 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 'Balandcit' with reference variety 'Balucrehot'

Plant height (cm)

  'Balandcit' 'Balucrehot'
mean 31.0 23.1
std. deviation 1.05 2.08

Inflorescence diameter (cm)

  'Balandcit' 'Balucrehot'
mean 4.3 3.7
std. deviation 0.12 0.26

Flower broadest width (cm)

  'Balandcit' 'Balucrehot'
mean 1.4 1.2
std. deviation 0.09 0.06

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Lantana: 'Balandcit' (left) with reference variety 'Balucrehot' (right)

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Lantana: 'Balandcit' (left) with reference variety 'Balucrehot' (right)

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