Denomination: 'G12164'
Trade name: Luscious Bananarama
Botanical Name: Lantana camara
Applicant/Holder: GardenGenetics LLC
131 Mendel's Way
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
United States of America
Breeder: Richard A. Grazzini, GardenGenetics LLC, Bellefonte, 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: 2014-02-24
Application Number: 14-8220
Grant of Rights Date: 2016-08-26
Certificate Number: 5308
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2036-08-26

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Chapel Hill Yellow' and 'Balucimyel' (Lucky Yellow)

Summary: The stem of 'G12164' has medium density pubescence whereas the stem of 'Balucimyel' has dense pubescence. The leaf blade of 'G12164' is larger that that of both reference varieties. The floret buds of 'G12164' are yellow orange whereas those of 'Chapel Hill Yellow' are light yellow and those of 'Balucimyel' are light yellow for the younger buds and yellow orange for the older buds. The corolla lobes of 'G12164' have medium undulation along the margin while those of both reference varieties have strong undulation. When aged, the corolla lobe of 'G12164' is yellow orange with yellow tones whereas that of 'Chapel Hill Yellow' is yellow and that of 'Balucimyel' is yellow orange.


PLANT: medium growth habit
STEM: medium density pubescence

LEAF: ovate, acute apex, truncate base, dentate to crenate margin, upper side medium green, medium density pubescence on upper side, sparse to medium pubescence on lower side, petiole present

INFLORESCENCE: axillary position, domed in profile
FLORET BUD: yellow orange (RHS 13A)
COROLLA: free arrangement of lobes, no eye
COROLLA LOBE: cuspidate apex, recurved in longitudinal axis, medium undulation along margin
COROLLA LOBE (INNER SIDE): one colour, yellow (brighter than RHS 12A) when newly open, yellow (RHS 12A) with yellow orange (RHS 14A) overtones when fully open, yellow orange (RHS 15A-B) with yellow (RHS 12A) tones when aged

Origin & Breeding History: 'G12164' was bred and developed by the breeder Richard A. Grazzini, of Garden Genetics LLC, in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, USA beween July and September of 2011. The variety originated from an open pollinated cross between the female parent variety 'Balucyell' and an unnamed male parent. The male parent originated from a seedling population of yellow flowered breeding lines that were derived from the variety 'New Gold'. 'G12164' was selected in May of 2012 based on its growth habit, branching density, foliage colour and size, profuse flowering, flower colour and reduced fruit and seed set. The new variety 'G12164' was first propagated by vegetative cuttings and tissue culture in February 2012 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, USA.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'G12164' was conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2015 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 20 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on April 15, 2015. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants or parts of plants of each variety on June 3, 2015. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'G12164' with reference varieties 'Chapel Hill Yellow' and 'Balucimyel'

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'G12164' 'Chapel Hill Yellow' 'Balucimyel'
mean 8.5 5.0 6.3
std. deviation 0.72 0.24 0.29

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'G12164' 'Chapel Hill Yellow' 'Balucimyel'
mean 5.1 3.1 4.0
std. deviation 0.29 0.21 0.20

Colour of floret bud (RHS)

  'G12164' 'Chapel Hill Yellow' 'Balucimyel'
younger 13A 10B 14D
older 13A 10B 14A

Colour of inner side of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'G12164' 'Chapel Hill Yellow' 'Balucimyel'
aged 15A-B with 12A tones 12A 17A-B

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Lantana: 'G12164' (left) with reference variety 'Chapel Hill Yellow' (right)

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Lantana: 'G12164' (left) with reference variety 'Balucimyel' (right)

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Lantana: 'G12164' (left) with reference varieties 'Chapel Hill Yellow' (centre) and 'Balucimyel' (right)

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