BONBRA7053

Brachyscome

Denomination: 'BONBRA7053'
Botanical Name: Brachyscome
Applicant/Holder: Bonza Botanicals Pty., Ltd.
244 Singles Ridge Road
Yellow Rock, New South Wales
2777
Australia
Breeder: Andrew Berneutz, Silverdale, Australia
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2011-12-20
Application Number: 11-7451
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-05-23
Certificate Number: 4806
Date rights surrendered: 2015-05-11

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Billabong Mauve Delight' (Outback Daisy Mauve Delight)

Summary: The plants of 'BONBRA7053' are taller than those of 'Billabong Mauve Delight'. The leaf of 'BONBRA7053' is longer than that of 'Billabong Mauve Delight'. The leaf divisions of 'BONBRA7053' are at the apex and the upper half while those of 'Billabong Mauve Delight' are on the full length of the leaf. The flower stem of 'BONBRA7053' is longer than that of 'Billabong Mauve Delight'. The flower bud of 'BONBRA7053' is purple while it is violet for 'Billabong Mauve Delight'. On the first day of opening, the main colour of the upper side of the ray floret of 'BONBRA7053' is violet while it is light violet with darker violet at the base for 'Billabong Mauve Delight'. After the first day of opening, the main colour of the upper side of the ray floret for 'BONBRA7053' is violet while it is lighter violet for 'Billabong Mauve Delight'.

Description:

PLANT: bushy growth type, dense branching
STEM: upright attitude, many

LEAF: divided margins, divisions at apex and upper half, one third to two thirds depth of divisions in blade from margin to midrib, irregular lobing, narrow width of broadest lobe
LOBE: oblanceolate, pointed apex, no secondary divisions

FLOWER STEM: absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER BUD: purple (RHS 72B)
FLOWER HEAD: located moderately above foliage, one third to two thirds diameter of disc in relation to diameter of flower head, 19 to 22 ray florets
RAY FLORET: oblanceolate, main colour of upper side on first day opening is violet (closest to RHS N81A-B), main colour of upper side after first day of opening is lighter violet (closest to RHS N81C)
DISC: light green (closest to RHS N144A) when no disc florets are open, yellow (closest to RHS 2A) when all disc florets are open

Origin & Breeding History: 'BONBRA7053' originated from a controlled pollination between the female parent variety Brachyscome angustifolia '00-76' and mixed pollen of 9 varieties of proprietary Brachyscome hybrid selections ('00-40', '00-45', '00-52', '00-54', '00-76', '00-80', '00-82', '00-85', '01-2') conducted in October 2003 in an isolated area in Yellow Rock, New South Wales, Australia. Seeds were germinated and grown to maturity. On December 14, 2004, one plant was selected in a controlled environment in Yellow Rock, New South Wales, Australia.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'BONBRA7053' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2013 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 20 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11.5 cm pots on April 16, 2013. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on May 22, 2013. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'BONBRA7053' with reference variety 'Billabong Mauve Delight'

Plant height (cm)

  'BONBRA7053' 'Billabong Mauve Delight'
mean 14.7 10.9
std. deviation 1.10 0.80

Leaf length (cm)

  'BONBRA7053' 'Billabong Mauve Delight'
mean 4.7 3.3
std. deviation 0.43 0.39

Flower stem length (cm)

  'BONBRA7053' 'Billabong Mauve Delight'
mean 10.0 5.9
std. deviation 1.4 0.89

Colour of flower bud (RHS)

  'BONBRA7053' 'Billabong Mauve Delight'
main 72B closest to 77B

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'BONBRA7053' 'Billabong Mauve Delight'
on first day of opening closest to N81A-B closest to N87C with N87B at base
after first day of opening closest to N81C closest to N87D

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Brachyscome: 'BONBRA7053' (left) with reference variety 'Billabong Mauve Delight' (right)

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Brachyscome: 'BONBRA7053' (left) with reference variety 'Billabong Mauve Delight' (right)

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