Denomination: 'Lundy'
Trade name: Happy Face
Botanical Name: Dasiphora fruticosa subsp. fruticosa
Applicant/Holder: Spring Meadow Nursery, Inc.
12601 120th Avenue
Grand Haven, Michigan
United States of America
Breeder: Timothy D. Wood, Spring Lake, 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: 2010-08-05
Application Number: 10-7043
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-09-29
Certificate Number: 4912
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2032-09-29

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fargo' (Dakota Sunspot)

Summary: The leaves and corolla of 'Lundy' are larger than those of 'Fargo'. The petals of 'Lundy' are wider than those of 'Fargo'. The stamens of 'Lundy' are medium to long whereas those of 'Fargo' are short. The calyx bracts of 'Lundy' are longer than the sepals whereas those of 'Fargo' are equal in length to the sepals.


PLANT: rounded to spreading shape, upright and semi-upright branching habit, Canadian Hardiness Zone 2
STEM: medium brown, weak glossiness, medium thickness, pubescence present

LEAF: palmately compound, five leaflets
LEAFLET: oblanceolate, flat margin, no margin serration, light green when unfolding, medium green when mature, pubescence present on upper and lower sides, medium texture

FLOWER SHOOT: medium density of leaves, solitary flower formation, medium number of flowers, single flowers, high profusion of flowers, long flowering time
CALYX: persistent, yellowish green after flower drop, bracts longer than sepals, bracts narrower than sepals
COROLLA: upper side yellow (RHS 6A, 7A), lower side yellow (RHS 6C)
STAMEN: yellow at flower maturity, medium to long

Origin & Breeding History: 'Lundy' originated from an open pollinated cross between the female parent variety 'Hopleys Orange' and pollen from an unknown male parent in the summer of 1999 in Grand Haven, Michigan, USA. The new variety was bred and developed by the breeder, Timothy D. Wood in Grand Haven. 'Lundy' was selected in the summer of 2006 based on flower colour, flower size, branching density, attractive foliage and repeat blooming. Asexual reproduction of the variety was first conducted by softwood cuttings in July 2006 in Grand Haven, Michigan, USA.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Lundy' were conducted in an outdoor trial during the summer of 2013 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 12 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. Plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 7.6 litre containers in May 2013. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on September 27, 2013. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Lundy' with reference variety 'Fargo'

Leaf length (cm)

  'Lundy' 'Fargo'
mean 3.1 2.5
std. deviation 0.28 0.29

Leaf width (cm)

  'Lundy' 'Fargo'
mean 3.4 2.3
std. deviation 0.29 0.31

Corolla diameter (cm)

  'Lundy' 'Fargo'
mean 3.2 2.4
std. deviation 0.15 0.22

Petal width (cm)

  'Lundy' 'Fargo'
mean 1.5 1.0
std. deviation 0.10 0.10

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Potentilla: 'Lundy' (left) with reference variety 'Fargo' (right)

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Potentilla: 'Lundy' (left) with reference variety 'Fargo' (right)

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Potentilla: 'Lundy' (left) with reference variety 'Fargo' (right)

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