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Banana Cream

Shasta Daisy

Denomination: 'Banana Cream'
Botanical Name: Leucanthemum ×superbum
Applicant/Holder: Walters Gardens, Inc.
1992 96th Avenue
P.O. Box 137
Zeeland, Michigan
United States of America
Breeder: Kevin A. Hurd, Fairfax, United States of America
Agent in Canada: Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
R.R. #2
Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 2009-08-07
Application Number: 09-6706
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-11-02
Certificate Number: 4203
Date rights revoked: 2021-11-02

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Leumayel' (Broadway Lights)

Summary: The plants of 'Banana Cream' are shorter than the plants of 'Leumayel'. The time of flowering is mid-season for 'Banana Cream' while it is early for 'Leumayel'. The flowers of 'Banana Cream' are smaller in diameter and have shorter ray florets than the flowers of 'Leumayel'. The upper side of the ray floret of 'Banana Cream' is yellow to yellow green fading to light yellow brown to white while the ray floret of 'Leumayel' is yellow green fading to white.


PLANT: upright bushy to bushy rounded growth habit, medium branching density
STEM: dark green, absent or very sparse pubescence

LEAF: alternate arrangement, simple, lanceolate, broadly acute apex, attenuate base, dentate margin, upper side dark green, no variegation, no petiole

FLOWER: mid-season flowering, almost continuous, long flowering period, head type inflorescence, terminal in position, erect attitude
RAY FLORET: medium number, straight longitudinal axis, upper side yellow to yellow green (RHS 4B-C), fading to light yellow brown (RHS 158D) to white (RHS 155D)
DISC: yellow orange (RHS 17A-B)

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Banana Cream' originated from a hybridization made in July 2006 at Walters Gardens in Zeeland, Michigan, USA. The cross was between the variety 'Broadway Lights' and 'Sunny Side Up'. The initial selection was made in July 2008, based on criteria for flower colour and length of flowering.

Tests & Trials: Trials were conducted during the summer of 2010 in Oxford Station, Ontario. Twenty plants of each variety were grown in 16.5 cm pots in a polyhouse. Plants were spaced approximately 45 cm apart. Observations and measurements were taken on 10 plants of each variety. Colours were determined using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Banana Cream' with reference variety 'Leumayel'

Plant height (cm)

  'Banana Cream' 'Leumayel'
mean 25.10 32.30
std. deviation 2.42 3.16

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Banana Cream' 'Leumayel'
mean 9.04 11.07
std. deviation 0.76 0.80

Ray floret length (cm)

  'Banana Cream' 'Leumayel'
mean 3.01 3.91
std. deviation 0.26 0.24

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'Banana Cream' 'Leumayel'
upper side 4B-C, fading to 158D-155D 2C-D, fading to 157D-155D

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Shasta Daisy: 'Banana Cream' (left) with reference variety 'Leumayel' (right)

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Shasta Daisy: 'Banana Cream' (left) with reference variety 'Leumayel' (right)

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