|Botanical Name:||Chrysanthemum ×morifolium|
Dekker Breeding B.V.
Cornelis W. Dekker, Dekker Breeding B.V., Hensbroek, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2011-09-22|
|Date rights surrendered:||2015-09-22|
PLANT: 8 week response group, non-bushy, tall to very tall, green stem
LEAF: small stipule, moderately upwards attitude of petiole with horizontal blade attitude, medium length petiole relative to leaf length, medium length leaf including petiole, medium width, medium length/width ratio, long terminal lobe relative to leaf length, rounded base, medium green with absent or very weak glossiness of upper surface, medium number of shallow to medium depth indentations
LOWEST LATERAL SINUS: deep, diverging margins
INFLORESCENCE: cylindrical form, narrow to medium width, medium angle between primary lateral shoot and stem, upright to semi-upright attitude of lateral flower heads, many flower heads per stem
FLOWER BUD: violet (closest to RHS N79D) on outer surface just before opening
FLOWER HEAD: double, medium diameter and height, medium length peduncle, sparse to medium density of ray florets
RAY FLORETS: two types, spatulate type predominant, ligulate type secondary, upper surface ribbed, short to medium length corolla tube, weakly concave profile in cross section at widest point, weakly revolute rolling of margin at distal half, circular profile of tube, long, medium to broad width, medium length/width ratio, truncate tip, purple (RHS 72B, but slightly paler toward the margins) on upper surface, markedly different colour on outer surface compared to inner surface, violet (RHS 75A but very slightly more blue and not solid) on lower surface
LONGITUDINAL AXIS OF RAY FLORET: incurving at distal quarter, weak curvature
Origin & Breeding History: 'Dekbretagne Splendid' was discovered in July, 2006 in Hensbroek, The Netherlands as a naturally occurring whole plant mutation of the variety, 'Dekbretagne'. Asexual reproduction by cuttings was first conducted in August, 2006 in Hensbroek and was designated for commercialization in July, 2007. Selection characteristics included its unique flower colour and quality.
Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Dekbretagne Splendid' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2008/1861, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office in Angers, France. The trials were conducted by The National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) in Cambridge, United Kingdom, in 2009. Colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart, 5th edition.
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