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Chantilly Lace


Denomination: 'Chantilly Lace'
Botanical Name: Aruncus dioicus x A. aethusifolius
Applicant/Holder: Walters Gardens, Inc.
1992 96th Avenue
P.O. Box 137
Zeeland, Michigan
United States of America
Breeder: Hans A. Hansen, Zeeland, 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: 2018-05-18
Provisional Protection:: 2018-05-18
Application Number: 18-9488
Grant of Rights Date: 2020-09-04
Certificate Number: 6259
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2040-09-04

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Misty Lace'

Summary: The plants of 'Chantilly Lace' are shorter and narrower than those of 'Misty Lace'. The terminal leaflet of 'Chantilly Lace' is shorter and narrower than that of 'Misty Lace'. The peduncle for 'Chantilly Lace' has a medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration while that of 'Misty Lace' has a weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration. The flowering stem for 'Chantilly Lace' has very dense inflorescences while that of 'Misty Lace' has medium to dense inflorescences. The density of florets within the inflorescence for 'Chantilly Lace' is very dense while it is medium to dense for 'Misty Lace'.


PLANT: vegetatively propagated, perennial, bushy- rounded growth habit, sparse to medium degree of branching

STEM: medium green, weak anthocyanin colouration, absent to very weak degree of glaucosity, absent or very sparse pubescence, small diameter, smooth

LEAF: whorled arrangement, bi-pinnate compound type, medium to many leaflets, ovate, acuminate apex, attenuate base, doubly serrate margin, absent or very weak glaucosity on upper side, absent or very sparse pubescence on upper and lower side, dark green on upper side, medium green on lower side, no variegation, petiole present

PEDUNCLE: medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or very sparse pubescence
FLOWERING STEM: very dense inflorescence
INFLORESCENCE: panicle, terminally positioned, erect attitude, very dense florets
FLORET: white (RHS 155A) when opened

FLOWERING PERIOD: short, flowers once early in the season

Origin & Breeding History: 'Chantilly Lace' originated as a result of a cross made between 'Misty Lace', as the female parent, and an unamed hybrid selection of Aruncus aethusifolius x A. dioicus, as the male parent. The cross occurred in 2009 in Zeeland, Michigan, USA. The breeding method was recurrent selection with initial plant selections made in 2011, based on compact plant habit. Initial propagation of the variety was conducted by tissue culture in the spring 2014.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Chantilly Lace' was conducted in a galvanized steel structure covered with black mesh shade fabric during the spring of 2019 at Variety Rights Management in Oxford Station, Ontario. The plants were grown in 28 cm round pots, one plant per pot with 45 cm spacing between the pots. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety. All colour determinations were made using the 2015 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Chantilly Lace' with reference variety 'Misty Lace'

Plant height (cm)

  'Chantilly Lace' 'Misty Lace'
mean 13.0 17.0
std. deviation 1.58 1.78

Plant width (cm)

  'Chantilly Lace' 'Misty Lace'
mean 20.8 27.5
std. deviation 1.44 2.29

Terminal leaf length (cm)

  'Chantilly Lace' 'Misty Lace'
mean 2.6 4.0
std. deviation 0.66 0.30

Terminal leaf width (cm)

  'Chantilly Lace' 'Misty Lace'
mean 1.7 2.3
std. deviation 0.28 0.26

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Chantilly Lace
Goatsbeard: 'Chantilly Lace' (left) with reference variety 'Misty Lace' (right)

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