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Car Witti09


Denomination: 'Car Witti09'
Trade name: Carita White 09
Botanical Name: Angelonia angustifolia
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Ralph T. Perkins, Syngenta Flowers, Inc., Gilroy, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2007-12-24
Application Number: 07-6079
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-01-11
Certificate Number: 3708
Date rights surrendered: 2014-01-11

Variety Description

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

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)

  'Car Witti09' 'Balangwitim'
mean 2.1 1.7
std. deviation 0.11 0.32

Flower chamber length (mm)

  'Car Witti09' 'Balangwitim'
mean 12.2 9.3
std. deviation 0.63 0.48

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Car Witti09
Angelonia: 'Car Witti09' (left) with reference variety 'Balangwitim' (right)

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Car Witti09
Angelonia: 'Car Witti09' (left) with reference variety 'Balangwitim' (right)

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Car Witti09
Angelonia: 'Car Witti09' (left) with reference variety 'Balangwitim' (right)

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