|Trade name:||Carita White 09|
|Botanical Name:||Angelonia angustifolia|
Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Ralph T. Perkins, Syngenta Flowers, Inc., Gilroy, United States of America
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2010-01-11|
|Date rights surrendered:||2014-01-11|
Variety used for comparison: 'Balangwitim' (AngelMist White Improved)
Summary: The flowers of 'Car Witti09' are broader with a longer flower chamber than those of 'Balangwitim'. Reflexing of the corolla lobes of 'Car Witti09' is absent whereas it is mostly of strong intensity for 'Balangwitim'.
PLANT: upright growth habit
SHOOT: no anthocyanin colouration below inflorescence
LEAF: medium green on upper side, medium glossiness on upper side
UPPER LIP OF FLOWER: white on inner side
LOWER LIP OF FLOWER: white on inner side, weak undulation of margin
COROLLA LOBES: no reflexing, no stripes
FLOWER CHAMBER: longer than broad, no markings
FLOWER POUCH: yellow green on inner side
NECTARY BULGE: white
Origin & Breeding History: 'Car Witti09' was developed by the breeder, Ralph T. Perkins, an employee of Goldsmith Seeds, Inc. in Gilroy, California, U.S.A., as part of a planned breeding program. It originated from a cross made in August 2003 between the female parent designated '319-1' and the male parent designated '147-1', both proprietary lines with white flowers. The resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse in November 2005. 'Car Witti09' was selected from the progeny in March 2006 based on its flower colour and compact plant growth habit.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Car Witti09' were conducted during the spring of 2008 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants per variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11.5 cm pots on May 13, 2008. Measured characteristics were based on measurements taken from 10 plants or parts of plants on June 23, 2008. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'Car Witti09' with reference variety 'Balangwitim'
Flower width (cm)
Flower chamber length (mm)
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