|Trade name:||Cloud Nine White|
|Botanical Name:||Ageratum houstonianum|
Ball Horticultural Company
622 Town Road
West Chicago, Illinois
United States of America
Ball Horticultural Company, West Chicago, United States of America
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
Variety used for comparison: 'Sage80091'
Summary: 'Balclinewit' differs from 'Sage80091' mainly in growth habit, plant height, petiole length, flower diameter before and after dehiscence and number of flowers per inflorescence. The plants of 'Balclinewit' are compact and bushy-rounded in growth habit whereas the plants of 'Sage80091' are upright-bushy. The plants of 'Balclinewit' are shorter than those of 'Sage80091'. The petioles of 'Balclinewit' are shorter than those of 'Sage80091'. The flowers of 'Balclinewit' are smaller than 'Sage80091' both before and after dehiscence. 'Balclinewit' has more flowers per inflorescence than 'Sage80091'.
PLANT: annual, bushy-rounded compact growth habit, dense branching
STEM: light green, no anthocyanin, dense long pubescence, medium thickness
LEAF: simple, cordate shape, cuspidate apex, cordate base, crenate margins with cuspidate tips, medium to strong blistering, medium pubescence on upper and lower surfaces, medium green on upper surface, no variegation, petiole present
FLOWER: inflorescence (umbel), no anthocyanin on pedicel
DISC FLORETS: white
Origin & Breeding History: 'Balclinewit' originated from a cross made in August 2002, in Guadalupe, California, USA between the female parent, '01-29-002' and the male parent, '95-346-5'. In June 2003, one plant was selected from the resultant progeny for early and free flowering and well branched growth habit.
Tests & Trials: The tests and trials for 'Balclinewit' were conducted in a polyhouse at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario during the spring of 2006. The trials included 15 plants of each variety. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 15 cm pots on April 13, 2006. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety. All colour measurements were made using the RHS colour chart 2001.
Comparison tables for 'Balclinewit' with reference variety 'Sage80091'
Plant height (cm)
Leaf blade length (cm)
Leaf blade width (cm)
Petiole length (mm)
Number of flowers per inflorescence
Flower bud diameter (mm)
Flower diameter after dehiscence (cm)
Disc floret length after dehiscence (mm)
Main colour of disc florets (RHS)
|before flowering (at bud stage)||155A-154D||155A-154D|
|after dehiscence||155C||155C, turns blue with age|
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