Sizzleness Pink


Denomination: 'Sizzleness Pink'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'cba15'
Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum ×morifolium
Applicant/Holder: Chrysanthemum Breeders Association N.V.
P.O. Box 44
2235 ZG Valkenburg
Breeder: R. Noodelijk, Chrysanthemum Breeders Association N.V., Valkenburg, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2004-06-29
Application Number: 04-4288
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-03-07
Certificate Number: 3172
Date rights surrendered: 2012-01-16

Variety Description


PLANT: medium to tall, nine (9) week response group
STEM: short to medium length internodes, medium thick diameter, yellow green (RHS 144A), anthocyanin colouration distributed along ribs, weak strength, angular in cross-section, no brittleness
LATERAL SHOOT: strong attachment to stem, small angle relative to stem

STIPULE: large to very large
LEAF: long to very long, medium to broad, high to very high length/width ratio, medium thickness, fleshy texture, medium tending to coarse serration, green (RHS 137A), long lower lobe, rounded occasionally tending to obtuse base, mucronate apex
LEAF SINUS: round shape of base, claw present in base, converging margins

PEDUNCLE: medium thickness, medium to long (terminal flower head only)
INFLORESCENCE: cylindrical, medium number of flower heads
FLOWER BUD: nearest red purple (RHS 71A) but more red on outer side of outer ray florets
FLOWER HEAD: double type, small diameter, medium height, five or less rows of involucral bracts, no involucral bracts among florets
RAY FLORET (GENERAL): long to very long corolla tube, spatulate often quilled end, very high length/width ratio, medium thick, textured surface, dentate tip
RAY FLORET (MAJORITY): incurving longitudinal axis of weak to medium strength at the tip, purple (RHS 78D) becoming paler towards base on outer side, purple (RHS 78C) becoming slightly paler toward margins on inner side
RAY FLORET (OUTER ROW): straight longitudinal axis, short to medium length, narrow width
RAY FLORET (INNER ROWS): purple (RHS 75C) becoming paler towards base on outer side, nearest red purple (RHS 70B) but slightly more blue and becoming paler toward margins on inner side

DISC: Type 1 distribution of disc florets (absent or very few, typically less than 25 and scattered among the ray florets)
DISC FLORET: short to medium length, tubular, yellow
RECEPTACLE: medium diameter, raised cone shape

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sizzleness Pink' is a product of a breeding and selection program which had the objective of finding colour mutants of the parent variety 'Sizzleness'. The new cultivar was discovered as a whole plant mutation in 2002 in a controlled environment (greenhouse) at CBA Research BV, Rijsenhout, The Netherlands. After its selection, 'Sizzleness Pink' was vegetatively reproduced by cuttings and subjected to a testing program in order to evaluate uniformity, stability, distinctness and commercial value.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Sizzleness Pink' is based on the UPOV Report of Technical Examination, application number 2004/0729, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office in Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the National Institute for Agricultural Botany in Cambridge, United Kingdom, in 2005. Colour determinations were made using the second edition (1986) Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) colour chart.

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Sizzleness Pink
Chrysanthemum: 'Sizzleness Pink'

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