Denomination: 'Bonbraho'
Trade name: Surdaisy White
Botanical Name: Brachyscome multifida
Applicant/Holder: Bonza Botanicals Pty., Ltd.
244 Singles Ridge Road
Yellow Rock, New South Wales
Breeder: Andrew Berneutz, Silverdale, Australia
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2009-03-05
Application Number: 09-6513
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-10-03
Certificate Number: 4194
Date rights surrendered: 2014-10-03

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Surdaisy Mauve'

Summary: The divisions on leaves of 'Bonbraho' are along the full leaf length while those on leaves of 'Surdaisy Mauve' are only on the upper half. The flower buds and flowers of 'Bonbraho' are white while those of 'Surdaisy Mauve' are violet.


PLANT: bushy, predominant attitude of stems ranging from upright to semi upright, many stems, dense

LEAF: divided margin along full length, depth of divisions is greater than two thirds from margin to midrib, regular lobing
LEAF LOBE: narrow, linear, pointed apex, secondary divisions range from absent to weak

FLOWER STEM: absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER BUD: white (RHS 155D)
FLOWER HEAD: position predominantly moderately above foliage
DISC: diameter less than one third diameter of flower head, light green (RHS 144C) before opening of florets, yellow (RHS 2A) after opening of all florets
RAY FLORET: oblong, white (RHS NN155D) on upper side

Origin & Breeding History: 'Bonbraho' originated from a controlled pollination between the proprietary Brachyscome multifida variety '00-95' with the Brachyscome multifida variety '00-133' conducted in Yellow Rock, Australia, in June 2004. Seeds from the cross were germinated and grown to maturity. One plant was selected by the breeder on December 2004 based on flower size, flower colour, leaf size, leaf form and leaf colour. The selected plant was propagated by cuttings and grown in pots. A trial was carried out from December 2005 to 2006 in order to examine the botanical characteristics of the plant. As a result, it was concluded that this Brachyscome plant was distiguishable from any other varieties and it was named 'Bonbraho'.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Bonbraho' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2010 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 10 cm pots on May 17, 2010. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 21, 2010. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Bonbraho' with reference variety 'Surdaisy Mauve'

Flower colour (RHS)

  'Bonbraho' 'Surdaisy Mauve'
bud 155D N77D

Colour of upper side of ray floret (RHS)

  'Bonbraho' 'Surdaisy Mauve'
on first day of opening NN155D N88C with tones of N87C
after first day of opening NN155D N88D with N87D closer to the base

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Brachyscome: 'Bonbraho' (left) with reference variety 'Surdaisy Mauve' (right)

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Brachyscome: 'Bonbraho' (left) with reference variety 'Surdaisy Mauve' (right)

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