|Trade name:||Mexican Gold Semi Double|
|Botanical Name:||Bidens ferulifolia|
Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Theodorus C. M. van Kleinwee, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Enkhuizen, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
Variety used for comparison: 'Pirate's Treasure'
Summary: 'BIDZ0002' begins flowering earlier than 'Pirate's Treasure'. 'BIDZ0002' has shorter peduncles and flowers with larger diameters and longer ray florets than 'Pirate's Treasure'. The upper and lower sides of the ray florets of 'BIDZ0002' are lighter yellow than those of 'Pirate's Treasure'.
PLANT: vegetatively propagated annual, bushy-rounded growth habit, many branches, medium to dense flowering
STEM: light green, absent or very weak to weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or very weak glaucosity, medium density pubescence, medium thickness, edged
LEAF: opposite arrangement along stem, pinnatisect type, five leaflets of incised segments
LEAF BLADE: rhomboidal, acute apex, attenuate base, each segment of blade is deeply lobed/parted, absent or very sparse 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
PEDUNCLE: absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium density pubescence
SEPAL: elliptic and linear in shape, acute apex, entire margin, moderate pubescence on upper and lower sides, absent or very weak glaucosity, main colour is brown green (closest to 137B)
FLOWERING: begins early, almost continuous and for a long time
INFLORESCENCE: head type
FLOWER: positioned both at terminal and axillary locations, position relative to foliage is predominantly at same level or just above, erect attitude, double-like type (inner petals are not separate florets)
RAY FLORET: overlapping arrangement, eight to eleven per flower, elliptic, obtuse apex with deeply dentate tip, strong recurvature of tip, entire margin, weak undulation of margin, absent or very sparse pubescence on upper and lower sides, main colour on upper side is yellow (closest to RHS 7A, but brighter), main colour on lower side is yellow (RHS 7A-B)
DISC FLORET: present
Origin & Breeding History: 'BIDZ0002' was bred and developed as part of a controlled breeding program by the breeder, Theodore C.M. van Kleinwee, an employee of Syngenta Seeds B.V. in Enkhuizen, Netherlands. It originated from an open pollinated cross conducted in June of 2006 between the female parent, a proprietary line designated 'FOO20-1' with yellow flowers and an unknown male parent. The resultant seed was collected and sown in a greenhouse in March 2007 and in May, a single plant was selected based on its flower colour, plant growth habit, and production characteristics.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'BIDZ0002' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2012 at BioFlora Inc., in St. Thomas, Ontario. There were 20 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 15 cm pots on April 26, 2012 for the candidate variety and on April 27, 2012 for the reference variety. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 17, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'BIDZ0002' with reference variety 'Pirate's Treasure'
Peduncle length (cm)
Flower diameter (cm)
Ray floret length (cm)
Main colour of ray floret (RHS)
|upper side||closest to 7A, but brighter||brighter than 9A|
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