Syaid Redfi


Denomination: 'Syaid Redfi'
Trade name: Aideen Red Fire
Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum ×morifolium
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Mark Smith, Syngenta Flowers, Inc., Gilroy, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2010-04-09
Application Number: 10-6929
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-12-14
Certificate Number: 4433
Date rights surrendered: 2017-12-14

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Bravo Red'

Summary: The plants of 'Syaid Redfi' are shorter than the plants of 'Bravo Red'. The plant growth habit of 'Syaid Redfi' is hemispherical while the plant growth habit of 'Bravo Red' is semi-upright. The leaf of 'Syaid Redfi' is shorter and narrower than the leaf of 'Bravo Red'. The flower head of 'Syaid Redfi' is smaller in diameter than the flower head of 'Bravo Red'. The height of the flower head is low for 'Syaid Redfi' while it is medium for 'Bravo Red'.


PLANT: bushy, hemispherical growth habit, dense branching
STEM: green

LEAF: moderately upwards attitude of petiole, terminal lobe medium in length relative to leaf length, lowest lateral lobe of sinus medium in depth with mostly diverging margins, obtuse to truncate base, weak glossiness on upper side, medium green on upper side, margin indentations few in number and shallow in depth

INFLORESCENCE: flat corymbiform, many flower heads per stem, very many flower heads per plant
BUD: outer side dark purple red (RHS 187B)
FLOWER HEAD: double, low height, dense ray florets, predominately ligulate type ray florets
RAY FLORET: horizontal attitude of basal part, two weak keels on upper surface, absent or very short corolla tube, flat in cross section at widest part, flat margin, straight along longitudinal axis, ray florets from inner rows with weak incurving at distal half, dentate tip, inner side dark purple red (RHS 46A) with brown red (RHS 180A) at tip, aging at tip to yellow brown (RHS 167C), yellow (RHS 3B) at base in a solid or nearly solid pattern, outer side brown red (RHS 181B,C-D).

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Syaid Redfi' originated from a controlled cross made in Alva, Florida, USA in January 2005. The female parent was a proprietary seedling designated 01-M300 RD DC and the male parent was a proprietary seedling designated 00-M401-CO DU. The resultant seed was collected and sown in a greenhouse in June 2005. A single plant from the progeny was selected by the breeder on October 8, 2005 in Alva, Florida. The new variety was selected based on criteria for flower colour, flower type, flower size, early flowering, response time and plant habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Syaid Redfi' were conducted in an outdoor irrigated trial during the summer of 2011 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 20 cm pots on June 23, 2011. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on September 21, 2011. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Syaid Redfi' with reference variety 'Bravo Red'

Plant height (cm)

  'Syaid Redfi' 'Bravo Red'
mean 25.0 32.9
std. deviation 1.33 2.31

Leaf length (cm)

  'Syaid Redfi' 'Bravo Red'
mean 2.8 4.5
std. deviation 0.23 0.33

Leaf width (cm)

  'Syaid Redfi' 'Bravo Red'
mean 2.1 3.1
std. deviation 0.21 0.21

Flower head diameter (cm)

  'Syaid Redfi' 'Bravo Red'
mean 3.9 5.7
std. deviation 0.25 0.24

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Syaid Redfi
Chrysanthemum: 'Syaid Redfi' (left) with reference variety 'Bravo Red' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'Syaid Redfi' (left) with reference variety 'Bravo Red' (right)

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Syaid Redfi
Chrysanthemum: 'Syaid Redfi' (left) with reference variety 'Bravo Red' (right)

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