Bani Rossa


Denomination: 'Bani Rossa'
Trade name: Bandito Rose
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: 09-6494
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-08-19
Certificate Number: 4127
Date rights surrendered: 2014-07-11

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Bante Rossa' (Bandana Rose) and 'Balandrosim' (Landmark Sunrise Rose Improved)

Summary: The plants of 'Bani Rossa' are shorter than the plants of the reference varieties. The peduncle of 'Bani Rossa' is shorter than the peduncle of 'Bante Rossa'. The newly opened floret of 'Bani Rossa' is yellow with shades of orange brown while the newly opened floret of 'Bante Rossa' is light blue pink fading to white and the floret of Balancrosim' is yellow with shades of yellow orange. At maturity the floret of 'Bani Rossa' is purple red while the florets of the reference varieties are blue pink.


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

LEAF: ovate, acute apex, cuneate to truncate base, dentate margin, upper side medium green, medium pubescence on upper side, very sparse pubescence on lower side

COROLLA LOBES: free, obtuse apex, incurved longitudinal axis, medium margin undulation, newly opened floret yellow (RHS 9A) developing shades of orange brown (RHS 31C), intermediate floret purple red (RHS N57C) at margin with dark pink red (RHS 48A) towards centre, mature floret purple red (RHS N57C) at margin with darker purple red (RHS N57A) towards centre, no eye zone

DRUPE: few in number, green when immature.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Bani Rossa' originated from a self pollinated cross made in Gilroy, California, USA in June 2004. The female parent was a proprietary line designated 93-2. 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 Rossa' 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 Rossa' with reference varieties 'Bante Rossa' and 'Balandrosim'

Plant height (cm)

  'Bani Rossa' 'Bante Rossa' 'Balandrosim'
mean 14.4 31.4 20.9
std. deviation 1.23 2.28 3.45

Peduncle length (cm)

  'Bani Rossa' 'Bante Rossa' 'Balandrosim'
mean 3.8 6.3 4.8
std. deviation 0.67 1.08 0.33

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Bani Rossa' 'Bante Rossa' 'Balandrosim'
newly opened 9A developing shades of 31C 69B, fading to white, eye 9A 9A developing shades of 21B
intermediate N57C at margin, 48A towards centre 73A, eye N25A 22A - 31C at margin, N57C towards centre
mature N57C at margin, N57A towards centre 73A at margin, 67C towards centre N66C-D at margin, N66A towards centre

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Lantana: 'Bani Rossa' (left) with reference varieties 'Bante Rossa' (centre) and 'Balandrosim' (right)

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Lantana: 'Bani Rossa' (left) with reference varieties 'Bante Rossa' (centre) and 'Balandrosim' (right)

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