Denomination: 'BID719'
Trade name: Goldilocks Rocks
Botanical Name: Bidens ferulifolia
Applicant/Holder: Amerinova Properties L.L.C.
32149 Aqueduct Road
Bonsall, California
United States of America
Breeder: Thomas Psenner, Plant Point GmbH, Bolzano, Italy
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2010-04-28
Application Number: 10-6943
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-08-23
Certificate Number: 4377
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2030-08-23

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Pirate's Treasure'

Summary: The plants of 'BID719' are larger than those of 'Pirate's Treasure'. The internodes on the stems of 'BID719' are longer than those of 'Pirate's Treasure'. 'BID719' has shorter peducles than 'Pirate's Treasure'. 'BID719' flowers before 'Pirate's Treasure'. The flowers and ray florets of 'BID719' are larger than those of 'Pirate's Treasure'.


PLANT: vegetatively propagated, annual, bushy rounded growth habit, many branches
STEM: light green, anthocyanin colouration ranging from weak to medium, absent or very weak glaucosity, dense pubescence, medium thickness, edged

LEAF: opposite arrangement, tripinnatisect
LEAF BLADE: ovate and rhombic, acute apex, cuneate base, tripinnatisect margin, absent or very spare pubescence on upper and lower sides, absent or very weak glaucosity on upper side, medium green on upper side, light green on lower side, no variegation, petiole present

PEDUNCLE: medium anthocyanin colouration along ridges, medium pubescence

SEPAL: oblong, acute apex, recurvature of tip ranging from absent or very weak to weak, entire margin, sparse pubescence on upper side, medium pubescence on lower side, absent or very weak glaucosity, dark green on upper side
FLOWERING: almost continuous, began June 6, 2011, long flowering time
INFLORESCENCE: head type, both terminal and axillary positions, erect attitude, semi-double
RAY FLORET: overlapping arrangement, elliptic, tri-dentate apex, weak recurvature of tip, entire margin, absent or very weak undulation of margin, absent or very sparse pubescence on upper side, sparse pubescence on lower side, yellow (RHS 9A) on upper and lower sides

Origin & Breeding History: 'BID719' originated from a controlled cross between the female parent plant Bidens triplinervia and the male parent variety 'Peters Goldteppich'. The new Bidens was bred and developed by the breeder, Thomas Psenner, with Plant Point GmbH, in Bolzano, Italy in 2007. A single plant from the resultant seedlings was selected in August 2007 in Bolzano, Italy, based on flower type, plant habit, leaf size and leaf colour. Asexual reproduction by cuttings was first conducted in November 2007 in Bolzano, Italy.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'BID719' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2011 in St. Thomas, Ontario. Trials included 15 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 11 cm pots on April 29, 2011. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 14, 2011. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'BID719' with reference variety 'Pirate's Treasure'

Plant height (cm)

  'BID719' 'Pirate's Treasure'
mean 27.2 22.5
std. deviation 3.23 1.57

Plant width (cm)

  'BID719' 'Pirate's Treasure'
mean 55.1 37.2
std. deviation 4.35 3.82

Stem internode length (cm)

  'BID719' 'Pirate's Treasure'
mean 5.0 2.9
std. deviation 0.42 0.41

Peduncle length (cm)

  'BID719' 'Pirate's Treasure'
mean 3.5 8.6
std. deviation 0.88 1.73

Flowering time

  'BID719' 'Pirate's Treasure'
date June 6, 2011 June 13, 2011

Flower diameter (cm)

  'BID719' 'Pirate's Treasure'
mean 4.0 2.9
std. deviation 0.20 0.14

Ray floret length (cm)

  'BID719' 'Pirate's Treasure'
mean 1.9 1.3
std. deviation 0.11 0.07

Ray floret width (cm)

  'BID719' 'Pirate's Treasure'
mean 1.2 0.9
std. deviation 0.29 0.06

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Bidens: 'BID719' (left) with reference variety 'Pirate's Treasure' (right)

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Bidens: 'BID719' (left) with reference variety 'Pirate's Treasure' (right)

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Bidens: 'BID719' (left) with reference variety 'Pirate's Treasure' (right)

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