Denomination: 'Dekfrancofone'
Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum ×morifolium
Applicant/Holder: Dekker Breeding B.V.
Julianaweg 6A
1711 RP
Breeder: Cornelis W. Dekker, Dekker Breeding B.V., Hensbroek, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2010-06-21
Application Number: 10-7004
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-03-12
Certificate Number: 4300
Date rights surrendered: 2017-03-12

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Felice Bronze'

Summary: The inflorescence of 'Dekfrancofone' is medium to broad at the widest point while that of 'Felice Bronze' is narrow. The tip of the ray florets for 'Dekfrancofone' are mamillate while those of 'Felice Bronze' are pointed. 'Dekfrancofone' differs from 'Felice Bronze' in the yellow bronze colour on the inner side of the ray floret. The disc of 'Dekfrancofone' has a small to medium diameter relative to the diameter of the head while 'Felice Bronze' has a medium to large diameter.


PLANT: 7 week response group, tall, non bushy, stem green tinged with purple or brown

LEAF: large stipule, moderately upwards attitude of petiole, short petiole relative to leaf length, medium length including petiole, narrow to medium width, medium length/width ratio, long terminal lobe relative to leaf length, predominantly cordate base, weak glossiness of upper side, medium green colour on upper side, many margin indentations, medium depth of margin indentations
LOWEST LATERAL SINUS: deep, overlapping

INFLORESCENCE: deeply domed form, medium to broad width at widest point, medium angle between primary lateral shoot and stem, upright to semi upright attitude of lateral flower heads, medium number of flower heads per stem
FLOWER BUD: brown purple (RHS 184A) outer side just before opening
FLOWER HEAD: semi-double, daisy type, medium diameter, medium height, medium length peduncle, few to medium number of ray florets
RAY FLORETS: moderately ascending attitude of basal part, ribbed upper surface, short corolla tube, weakly concave in cross section at widest point, weakly revolute rolling of margin, rolled margin at distal three quarters, short to medium length, medium width, small to medium length/width ratio, mamillate tip, one colour on inner side, yellow brown (slightly more red than RHS N172D), similar colour on outer side compared to inner side
LONGITUDINAL AXIS OF RAY FLORET: reflexing, distal three quarters not straight, very weak to weak curvature
DISC: medium diameter, small to medium diameter relative to head diameter, slightly conical in cross section, green colour group before anther dehiscence, yellowish green colour group at anther dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Dekfrancofone' originated from a hybrid cross conducted in September 2005 in Hensbroek, The Netherlands, between the female parent proprietary seedling number 03.8088.62 and the male parent proprietary seedling number 03.8069.03. The new Chrysanthemum variety was bred and developed by the breeder, Cornelis W. Dekker as part of a planned breeding program. 'Dekfrancofone' was selected from the resultant progeny in March 2006 based on flower colour, flower number per stem, plant vigour and vase life. Asexual reproduction, by cuttings, of the variety was first conducted in April 2006 in Hensbroek, The Netherlands. The variety 'Dekfrancofone' was designated for commercialization in September 2008.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Dekfrancofone' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2009/0482, 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 2010. Colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart, 5th edition.

Comparison table for 'Dekfrancofone' with reference variety 'Felice Bronze'

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'Dekfrancofone' 'Felice Bronze'
inner side slightly more red than N172D N167D tinged with yellow

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Chrysanthemum: 'Dekfrancofone'

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