Denomination: 'Balandlae'
Trade name: Landmark Blaze
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: 07-5874
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-10-06
Certificate Number: 3653
Date rights surrendered: 2010-11-25

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Robpatdes' (Patriot Desert Sunset)

Summary: The plants of 'Balandlae' are taller than those of 'Robpatdes'. 'Balandlae' has longer petioles and longer peduncles than 'Robpatdes'. The secondary colour on the upper side of the newly opened flower is yellow for 'Balandlae' while it is yellow orange for 'Robpatdes'. The main colour on the upper side of the mature flower is yellow orange with dark pink red overcolour for 'Balandlae' while it is red with orange undercolour for 'Robpatdes'. The flowers of 'Balandlae' have a corolla eye whereas those of 'Robpatdes' do not.


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

LEAF BLADE: very long, broad to very broad, ovate, acuminate to acute apex, cuneate to obtuse base, serrate to dentate margin, medium to dark green on upper side, moderate pubescence on upper side, sparse to moderate pubescence on lower side
PETIOLE: medium to long

PEDUNCLE: medium to long
INFLORESCENCE: located both in axillary and terminal positions, small to medium diameter, dome shaped profile, contains flowers of more than two colours
FLOWER: very short to short, medium width, upper side of newly opened flower is yellow, upper side of mature flower is yellow orange with dark red pink overcolour, purple red eye, upper side of aged flower is purple red with blue pink margin
COROLLA LOBES: arrangement is not touching, recurved margins only, weak undulation of margin

Origin & Breeding History: 'Balandlae' originated from a self-pollination conducted on July 15, 2003 in Arroyo Grande, California, U.S.A. as part of a controlled breeding program. The female parent was the proprietary breeding selection designated 'BFP 958-A' and characterized by its medium pink and yellow inflorescence, dark green foliage and upright plant growth habit. 'Balandcit' was selected on April 27, 2004 based on its flower colour, plant growth habit and early flowering characteritstics which meet the product specifications for its series.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Balandlae' 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 'Balandlae' with reference variety 'Robpatdes'

Plant height (cm)

  'Balandlae' 'Robpatdes'
mean 44.4 35.5
std. deviation 2.99 2.42

Petiole length (cm)

  'Balandlae' 'Robpatdes'
mean 1.7 1.2
std. deviation 0.15 0.17

Peduncle length (cm)

  'Balandlae' 'Robpatdes'
mean 6.3 4.1
std. deviation 0.48 0.35

Colour of upper side of flower (RHS)

  'Balandlae' 'Robpatdes'
newly open 9A 14A
at maturity 21B with 50B overcolour N30A with N25B undercolour
aged more purple than N66B with 73A margins N66B with 58D along margins

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Lantana: 'Balandlae' (left) with reference variety 'Robpatdes' (right)

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Lantana: 'Balandlae' (left) with reference variety 'Robpatdes' (right)

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