Denomination: 'CIDZ0015'
Trade name: Fifi Hot Pink
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: 10-7073
Date Withdrawn: 2014-07-11

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Yomistique' (Mistique)

Summary: The leaf (including petiole) of 'CIDZ0015' is shorter than the leaf (including petiole) of 'Yomistique'. Just before opening, the flower bud of 'CIDZ0015' is blue pink with white at the base while the flower bud of 'Yomistique' is light blue violet with white at the base. The main colour of the inner side of the ray floret of 'CIDZ0015' is purple with blue pink along the margin whereas the inner side of the ray floret of 'Yomistique' is violet.


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

PETIOLE: attitude is moderately upwards to horizontal, medium length relative to leaf length
LEAF: medium length to width ratio, length of terminal lobe relative to leaf length is long, lowest lateral sinus is medium depth, margins of lowest lateral sinus are parallel and touching, predominant shape of base is truncate, absent or weak glossiness on upper side, medium green on upper side, medium number of indentations of margin, medium depth of indentations of margin

FLOWER BUD: outer side is blue pink (RHS N74D) with white (RHS NN155D) at base just before opening
FLOWER HEAD: ranging from single to semi-double, daisy type, low height in non-disbudded plants, one to two rows of ray florets, sparse to medium density of ray florets
RAY FLORET: ranging from 22 to 27 per flower head, ligulate type, attitude of basal part is moderately ascending to horizontal, two keels on upper surface, short corolla tube, flat to weakly convex profile in cross-section at widest point, no rolling of margins, longitudinal axis is straight, medium length to width ratio, emarginate and mamillate tips, main colour on inner side is purple (RHS 71B-C) with blue pink (RHS 72C) along margin, secondary colour on inner side is white (RHS NN155A) distributed as a solid colour at base, colour of outer side is markedly different to colour of inner side, outer side is white (RHS NN155C) and light blue violet (RHS 76D) with violet (RHS 75A) at apex
DISC: medium to large diameter relative to flower head diameter, profile in cross-section is indented and slightly domed, yellowish green without dark spot at centre before anther dehiscence, medium yellow at anther dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'CIDZ0015' originated from a controlled cross-pollination conducted in April 2007, in Salinas, California, USA, as part of a controlled breeding program of Syngenta Flowers, Inc. The cross involved the proprietary line designated 'YB-A1859' as the female parent, and the proprietary line designated 'YB-B1820' as the male parent. The resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse in October 2007. 'CIDZ0015' was selected as a single plant from the progeny in March 2008 by the breeder, Wendy R. Bergman, in Alva, Florida, USA, based on its flower colour, plant growth habit, and production characteristics.

Tests & Trials: The trial for 'CIDZ0015' 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. 60 unrooted cuttings were stuck into 15 cm pots on August 18, 2012. There were 3 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 15, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'CIDZ0015' with reference variety 'Yomistique'

Leaf length including petiole (cm)

  'CIDZ0015' 'Yomistique'
mean 4.7 7.0
std. deviation 0.24 0.54

Colour of flower bud just before opening (RHS)

  'CIDZ0015' 'Yomistique'
outer side N74D with NN155D at base 76B-C with NN155D at base

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'CIDZ0015' 'Yomistique'
inner side - main colour 71B-C with 72C along margin N78C-D

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIDZ0015' (left) with reference variety 'Yomistique' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIDZ0015' (left) with reference variety 'Yomistique' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIDZ0015' (left) with reference variety 'Yomistique' (right)

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