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Cas Wite09


Denomination: 'Cas Wite09'
Trade name: Carita Cascade 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: 07-6081
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-01-11
Certificate Number: 3709
Date rights surrendered: 2014-01-11

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balangspri' (AngelMist Spreading White)

Summary: The upper side of the leaves of 'Cas Wite09' is glossier than that of 'Balangspri'. 'Cas Wite09' has broader flowers with a broader flower chamber than 'Balangspri'. The lower lip of the flower of 'Cas Wite09' has moderate undulation of the margin whereas that of 'Balangspri' has weak undulation.


PLANT: upright to spreading growth habit
SHOOT: no anthocyanin colouration below inflorescence

LEAF: medium green on upper side, strong glossiness on upper side

UPPER LIP OF FLOWER: white on inner side
LOWER LIP OF FLOWER: white on inner side, moderate undulation of margin
COROLLA LOBES: absent or weak reflexing, no stripes
FLOWER CHAMBER: longer than broad, no markings
FLOWER POUCH: yellow green on inner side

Origin & Breeding History: 'Cas Wite09' 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 September 2003 between the female parent designated '433-1', a proprietary line with lavender flowers, and the male parent designated '407-3', another proprietary line with white flowers. The resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse in March 2006. 'Cas Wite09' was selected from the progeny in June 2006 based on its flower colour and plant growth habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Cas Wite09' 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 'Cas Wite09' with reference variety 'Balangspri'

Shoot length (cm)

  'Cas Wite09' 'Balangspri'
mean 28.7 23.4
std. deviation 2.03 1.65

Flower width (cm)

  'Cas Wite09' 'Balangspri'
mean 2.6 2.2
std. deviation 0.16 0.26

Flower chamber width (mm)

  'Cas Wite09' 'Balangspri'
mean 7.7 6.4
std. deviation 0.67 0.70

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Angelonia: 'Cas Wite09' (left) with reference variety 'Balangspri' (right)

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Angelonia: 'Cas Wite09' (left) with reference variety 'Balangspri' (right)

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Angelonia: 'Cas Wite09' (left) with reference variety 'Balangspri' (right)

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