Denomination: 'G12166'
Trade name: Luscious Marmalade
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: 14-8221
Grant of Rights Date: 2016-08-26
Certificate Number: 5309
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2036-08-26

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balandcit' (Landmark Citrus)

Summary: The floret buds of 'G12166' are purple when young becoming red to orange red with age whereas those of 'Balandcit' are brown red when young becoming yellow with orange red over tones with age. The corolla lobes of 'G12166' are touching and overlapping while those of 'Balandcit' are free. The apex of the corolla lobe of 'G12166' is retuse whereas that of 'Balandcit' is cuspidate. When newly open, the corolla of 'G12166' is yellow orange with orange overtones whereas that of 'Balandcit' is yellow with yellow orange overtones. When fully open, the corolla of 'G12166' is orange with orange red overtones while that of 'Balandcit' is yellow orange with orange red tones.


PLANT: medium growth habit
STEM: medium density pubescence

LEAF: ovate, acute apex, cuneate base, dentate to crenate margin, upper side medium to dark green, medium density of pubescence on upper and lower sides, petiole present

INFLORESCENCE: axillary position, domed in profile
FLORET BUD: purple (RHS 58A) when younger, red to orange red (RHS 33A-B) with age
COROLLA: lobes touching and overlapping, no eye
COROLLA LOBE: retuse apex, incurved along longitudinal axis, strong undulation of margin
COROLLA LOBE (INNER SIDE): one colour, yellow orange (RHS 21A) with orange (RHS N25C-D) overtones when newly open, orange (RHS N25C) with orange red (RHS 28A) overtones when fully open, orange (RHS N25B-C) with red (RHS 50A) overtones when aged

Origin & Breeding History: 'G12166' 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 'Carolina Bright Orange' and pollen from an unknown male parent. The male parent originated from a seedling population of yellow flowered breeding lines that were derived from the variety 'New Gold'. 'G12166' was selected based on its growth habit, foliage colour and size, duration of flowering, flower colour and reduced fruit and seed set. The new variety 'G12166' was first propagated by vegetative cuttings and tissue culture in February 2012 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, USA.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'G12166' 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 variety. 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 'G12166' with reference variety 'Balandcit'

Colour of floret bud (RHS)

  'G12166' 'Balandcit'
younger 58A 182D
older 33A-B 9A with 30A-B

Colour of inner side of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'G12166' 'Balandcit'
newly open 21A with N25C-D overtones 9A with 14A tones becoming stronger with age
fully open N25C with 28A overtones 23A with 30A-B tones becoming 30A with age

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Lantana: 'G12166' (left) with reference variety 'Balandcit' (right)

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Lantana: 'G12166' (left) with reference variety 'Balandcit' (right)

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Lantana: 'G12166' (left) with reference variety 'Balandcit' (right)

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