Ban Whit


Denomination: 'Ban Whit'
Trade name: Bandana White
Botanical Name: Lantana camara
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Shifeng Pan, Syngenta Flowers, Inc., Hollister, 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: 2009-01-30
Application Number: 09-6491
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-08-19
Certificate Number: 4124
Date rights surrendered: 2014-07-11

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balucwite' (Lucky White)

Summary: The stem of 'Ban Whit' has dense pubescence while the stem of 'Balucwite' has sparse pubescence. The leaf blade of 'Ban Whit' is shorter and narrower than the leaf blade of 'Balucwite'. The corolla lobes of 'Ban Whit' are recurved in longitudinal section while the corolla lobes of 'Balucwite' are incurved. The eye zone of 'Ban Whit' is yellow while the eye zone of 'Balucwite' is yellow orange.


PLANT: semi-erect growth habit, stem with dense pubescence

LEAF: ovate, acuminate apex, cuneate base, dentate margin, upper side medium green, medium pubescence on upper side, sparse pubescence on lower side

COROLLA LOBES: free to touching, obtuse apex, recurved longitudinal axis, weak margin undulation, white (RHS NN155C) when newly opened and when mature, yellow (RHS 12A) eye

DRUPE: few in number, green when immature.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Ban Whit' originated from a cross made in Gilroy, California, USA in June 2006. The female parent was a white flowered proprietary line designated 106-1 and the male parent was a pink flowered proprietary line designated E36-2. The resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse in December 2006. In April 2007, a single plant from the progeny was selected by the breeder based on flower colour, plant habit and production characteristics.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Ban Whit' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2010 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of fifteen plants of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on May 18, 2010. Observations and measurements were taken from ten plants or parts of plants on June 30, 2010. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Ban Whit' with reference variety 'Balucwite'

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Ban Whit' 'Balucwite'
mean 7.0 9.7
std. deviation 0.24 0.48

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Ban Whit' 'Balucwite'
mean 3.3 4.5
std. deviation 0.18 0.26

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Ban Whit' 'Balucwite'
eye zone 12A 17A

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Ban Whit
Lantana: 'Ban Whit' (left) with reference variety 'Balucwite' (right)

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