Ban Yelbic


Denomination: 'Ban Yelbic'
Trade name: Bandana Lemon Zest
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: 09-6492
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-08-19
Certificate Number: 4125
Date rights surrendered: 2015-08-19

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Baluclem' (Lucky Lemon Cream)

Summary: The leaf blade of 'Ban Yelbic' is shorter and narrower than the leaf blade of 'Baluclem'. The upper surface of the leaf blade has dense pubescence for 'Ban Yelbic' while the leaf blade of 'Baluclem' has sparse pubescence. The inflorescence of 'Ban Yelbic' is larger in diameter than the inflorescence of 'Baluclem'. The newly opened floret of 'Ban Yelbic' is yellow orange in colour while the newly opened floret of 'Baluclem' is light yellow with a yellow and orange eye. The mature floret is white for 'Ban Yelbic' while it is white with a yellow and orange eye for 'Baluclem'.


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

LEAF: ovate, acute apex, truncate base, dentate margin, upper side medium to dark green, dense pubescence on upper side, medium pubescence on lower side

COROLLA LOBES: touching, obtuse apex, incurved longitudinal axis, weak to medium margin undulation, newly opened floret yellow orange (lighter than RHS 14A), mature floret white (RHS NN155C), no eye zone

DRUPE: medium in number, green when immature.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Ban Yelbic' 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 Yelbic' 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 Yelbic' with reference variety 'Baluclem'

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Ban Yelbic' 'Baluclem'
mean 7.7 9.6
std. deviation 0.36 0.69

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Ban Yelbic' 'Baluclem'
mean 3.8 5.1
std. deviation 0.14 0.42

Inflorescence diameter (cm)

  'Ban Yelbic' 'Baluclem'
mean 4.4 3.9
std. deviation 0.22 0.22

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Ban Yelbic' 'Baluclem'
newly opened 14A (lighter than) 4D
mature NN155C NN155C
eye zone N/A 9B with N25C

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Lantana: 'Ban Yelbic' (left) with reference variety 'Baluclem' (right)

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Lantana: 'Ban Yelbic' (left) with reference variety 'Baluclem' (right)

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