Bani Redda


Denomination: 'Bani Redda'
Trade name: Bandito Red
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: 09-6493
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-08-19
Certificate Number: 4126
Date rights surrendered: 2015-08-19

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Bante Reeda' (Bandana Red)

Summary: The plants of 'Bani Redda' are shorter than the plants of 'Bante Reeda'. The peduncle of 'Bani Redda' is shorter than the peduncle of 'Bante Reeda'.


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

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

COROLLA LOBES: free to touching, incurved longitudinal axis, medium margin undulation, newly opened floret yellow (RHS 9A) with orange red to orange brown (RHS 31A-B) along margin, intermediate floret orange red to orange brown (RHS 31A-B) overlain with red (RHS 42A), mature floret red (RHS 45B) with dark purple red (RHS 53A) at margin, no eye zone.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Bani Redda' originated from a self pollinated cross made in Gilroy, California, USA in June 2004. The female parent was a proprietary line designated 122. The resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse in February 2005. In June 2005, a single plant from the progeny was selected by the breeder based on flower colour, plant habit and production characteristics.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Bani Redda' 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 'Bani Redda' with reference variety 'Bante Reeda'

Plant height (cm)

  'Bani Redda' 'Bante Reeda'
mean 18.5 27.5
std. deviation 1.64 1.74

Peduncle length (cm)

  'Bani Redda' 'Bante Reeda'
mean 3.2 6.3
std. deviation 0.40 1.51

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Bani Redda
Lantana: 'Bani Redda' (left) with reference variety 'Bante Reeda' (right)

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Lantana: 'Bani Redda' (left) with reference variety 'Bante Reeda' (right)

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