Denomination: 'CIDZ0011'
Trade name: Pink Sonoma Improved
Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum ×morifolium
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Wendy Bergman, Syngenta Flowers, Inc., Alva, 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: 2010-08-17
Application Number: 10-7069
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-09-29
Certificate Number: 4879
Date rights surrendered: 2015-08-21

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Yosonoma' (Sonoma)

Summary: Just before opening, the colour of the outer side of the flower bud of 'CIDZ0011' is blue pink with blue pink to brown purple at the base whereas the flower bud of 'Yosonoma' is blue pink with violet along the margins of the ray florets. The attitude of the basal part of the ray floret is moderately ascending for 'CIDZ0011' while it is very upright for 'Yosonoma'. The colour of the inner side of the ray floret of 'CIDZ0011' is blue pink with purple and darker blue pink overcolour whereas for 'Yosonoma', it is darker blue pink with blue pink to light blue pink overcolour. The colour of the outer side of the ray floret of 'CIDZ0011' is violet whereas for 'Yosonoma', it is violet with darker violet along the central bar. At anther dehiscence, 'CIDZ0011' has a medium yellow disc while 'Yosonoma' has a yellowish green disc.


PLANT: pot chrysanthemum, bushy type, upright growth habit, medium branching
STEM: green

PETIOLE: attitude is moderately upwards, medium length relative to leaf length
LEAF: high length to width ratio, length of terminal lobe relative to leaf length is medium to long, lowest lateral sinus is medium to deep, margins of lowest lateral sinus are parallel, predominant shape of base is acute, absent or weak glossiness of upper side, dark green on upper side, medium to many indentations of margin, deep indentations of margin

FLOWER BUD: just before opening, outer side is blue pink (RHS 186D) with blue pink to brown purple (RHS 186C-B) base
FLOWER HEAD: semi-double, daisy type, medium height in non-disbudded plants, one to three rows of ray florets, medium to dense ray florets
RAY FLORET: ranging from 29 to 36 per flower head, ligulate type, attitude of basal part is moderately ascending, more than two keels on upper surface, very short corolla tube, flat in cross-section at widest point, no rolling of margins, longitudinal axis is very weakly reflexed at apical tip only, high length to width ratio, pointed tip, inner side is blue pink (RHS 72D) with purple (RHS 71C) and blue pink (RHS 72C) overcolour, colour of outer side is markedly different from colour of inner side, outer side is violet (RHS 75B-C)
DISC: small diameter relative to head diameter, profile in cross-section is indented and slightly domed, yellowish with no dark spot at centre before anther dehiscence, medium yellow at anther dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'CIDZ0011' originated from a naturally occurring whole plant mutation of variety 'Yosonoma Pink' (Pink Sonoma). It was discovered and selected in March 2008 by the breeder, Wendy R. Bergman, in Alva, Florida, USA. Selection of 'CIDZ0011' was based on its flower colour, and plant growth habit.

Tests & Trials: The trial for 'CIDZ0011' was conducted in the fall of 2012 at Meyers Fruit Farm in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario. Flowering trials were conducted under greenhouse conditions similar to those used in commercial Chrysanthemum production. 50 unrooted cuttings were stuck into 15 cm pots on August 18, 2012. There were 5 cuttings per pot and the pots were spaced 30 cm apart. The plants were pinched once prior to short day treatment. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants, or parts of plants, of the candidate and reference varieties on November 14, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'CIDZ0011' with reference variety 'Yosonoma'

Colour of flower bud just before opening (RHS)

  'CIDZ0011' 'Yosonoma'
outer side 186D with 186C-B at base grayer than 72C with 75C along margin

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'CIDZ0011' 'Yosonoma'
inner side 72D with 71C and 72C overcolour 71D with 60B-C overcolour
outer side 75B-C 75C-D with 75A-B overcolour along central bar

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIDZ0011' (left) with reference variety 'Yosonoma' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIDZ0011' (left) with reference variety 'Yosonoma' (right)

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