|Trade name:||Landmark Pink Glow|
|Botanical Name:||Lantana camara|
Ball Horticultural Company
622 Town Road
West Chicago, Illinois
United States of America
Leslie Heffron, Arroyo Grande, United States of America
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
Variety used for comparison: 'Balandroglim' (Landmark Rose Glow Improved)
Summary: The peduncles and florets of 'Balandplo' are longer than those of 'Balandroglim'. The apex of the corolla lobes of 'Balandplo' are obtuse while those of 'Balandroglim' are cuspidate. 'Balandplo' has medium undulation of the corolla lobe margin while 'Balandroglim' has weak undulation of the margin. The newly opened florets and mature florets of 'Balandplo' differ in colour from those of 'Balandroglim'.
PLANT: semi-erect growth habit
STEM: weak pubescence
LEAF BLADE: ovate, acute apex, cuneate and rounded base, dentate margin, medium intensity of green colour on upper surface, medium pubescence on upper surface, sparse pubescence on lower surface
INFLORESCENCE: both axillary and terminal location, domed profile, more than two colours
FLORET: yellow orange (RHS 16A) when newly opened, violet (RHS 75B) overlaid with blue pink (RHS 64C) and margins fading to orange pink (RHS 27A) when mature, yellow orange eye present
COROLLA LOBES: free arrangement, obtuse apex, mostly incurved to recurving with age in longitudinal axis, medium undulation of margin
Origin & Breeding History: 'Balandplo' originated from a self-pollination conducted in April 2004, at Arroyo Grande, California, U.S.A. as part of a controlled breeding program. The female parent was the variety 'New Red', characterized by its dark red-orange bicoloured flower colour, dark green foliage, and vigorous and mounded growth habit. 'Balandplo' was selected in January 2005 based on its flower colour, growth habit and early flowering.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Balandplo' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2009 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on May 7, 2009. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 10, 2009. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'Balandplo' with reference variety 'Balandroglim'
Peduncle length (cm)
Floret length (mm)
Colour of corolla lobes (RHS)
|newly opened floret||16A||2D with 9A eye|
|mature floret||75B overlaid with 64C with 64C at center and margins fading to 27A||N74B-C|
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