Diamantina® Dipladenia for professionals > Added value of Diamantina® collection from stand point selection
Added values are noticeable from the very first stage of the selection. Therefore the selection is a collective task within the Lannes companies involving geneticists, plant propagator specialists, production supervisors and sales people..
Criteria used for selection are:
- Morphological criteria
Flower size and color, leaf shape, plant habit.
- Physiological criteria
A particular attention is devoted to:
- Blooming earliness,
- Color stability especially in situations of extreme sunshine. The other physiological criteria are: blooming capacity and flower shelf-life, self-cleaning capacity, branching capacity, disease resistance, drought resistance.
- Agronomic criteria
Rooting capacity of URC’s, rooted cutting capacity to grow fast, capacity to grow under low temperature.
- Market criteria
Non-commercial tests to measure end-user value perception. We particularly focus on novelty perception, color resistance to the sun, plant habit, earliness, blooming capacity and flower shelf-life, disease resistance, drought resistance.
Since 2013, the Lannes team has decided to add an "internal" testing phase test in order to guarantee the highest quality possible of its future market introductions. Only the varieties that will positively pass all the tests will go to the plant production step.