Denomination: 'Dekilvija'
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: 10-7006
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-09-22
Certificate Number: 4185
Date rights surrendered: 2012-10-12

Variety Description


PLANT: 8 week response group, non-bushy, tall, green stem

LEAF: medium size stipule, moderately upwards attitude of petiole with moderately upwards blade attitude, short petiole relative to leaf length, medium to long leaf including petiole, medium width, medium to high length/width ratio, medium to long terminal lobe relative to leaf length, rounded base, medium green with absent or very weak glossiness of upper surface, medium number of medium to deep indentations
LOWEST LATERAL SINUS: deep, converging margins

INFLORESCENCE: deeply domed form, narrow, medium angle between primary lateral shoot and stem, semi-upright attitude of lateral flower heads, few flower heads per stem
FLOWER BUD: yellow green (closest to RHS 2D) on outer surface just before opening
FLOWER HEAD: daisy-eyed double, medium diameter, medium to high, short to medium length peduncle, very many rows of ray florets of medium density
RAY FLORETS: ligulate type only, upper surface ribbed, very short to short corolla tube, strongly concave profile in cross section at widest point, strongly involute rolling of margin at basal half, short, broad in width, low length/width ratio, emarginate tip, white (RHS N155D) on inner and outer surfaces, white (RHS 155A with pale yellow at tip) on outer surface of inner rows
LONGITUDINAL AXIS OF RAY FLORET: incurving at extreme tip to distal quarter, medium strength of curvature

Origin & Breeding History: 'Dekilvija' originated from crossing '03.7815.01' as the female parent with the proprietary seedling number '04.9196.01' as the male parent, which was conducted in April, 2006 in Hensbroek, The Netherlands. It was selected from the resultant progeny in October, 2006 based on flower colour, flower size and good production as a spray and disbud variety. Asexual reproduction of the variety by cuttings was first conducted in Hensbroek in November, 2006 and was designated for commercialization in July, 2007.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Dekilvija' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2008/2182, 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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Chrysanthemum: 'Dekilvija'

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