Denomination: 'CIFZ0002'
Trade name: Danielle Red
Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum ×morifolium
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Mark Smith, Syngenta Flowers, Inc., Gilroy, 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: 2011-02-24
Application Number: 11-7176
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-09-29
Certificate Number: 4885
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2032-09-29

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Gedi One Sav' (Savona)

Summary: The plants of 'CIFZ0002' are shorter with a smaller flower head diameter, and a shorter ray floret than the plants of 'Gedi One Sav'. The plant growth habit of 'CIFZ0002' is hemispherical while it is semi-upright for 'Gedi One Sav'.


PLANT: garden chrysanthemum, bushy type, hemispherical growth habit, dense branching, many flower heads
STEM: green

PETIOLE: attitude is moderately upwards to horizontal, short length relative to leaf length
LEAF: low to medium length to width ratio, length of terminal lobe relative to leaf length is medium to long, lowest lateral sinus is medium depth, margins of lowest lateral sinus are diverging and parallel, predominant shape of base is obtuse, medium green on upper side, few indentations of margin, medium depth of indentations of margin

FLOWER BUD: just before opening, outer side is brown red (lighter than RHS 182D) with brown purple (RHS 185D) overcolour
FLOWER HEAD: double, low to medium height in non-disbudded plants, dense ray florets
RAY FLORET: ligulate type, two keels on upper surface, short to medium length corolla tube, flat in cross-section at widest point, no rolling of margins, longitudinal axis is weakly incurved along distal quarter, low to medium length to width ratio, dentate tip, inner side is dark purple red (RHS 185A) with brown purple (RHS 185D) mottling, colour of outer side is markedly different from colour of inner side, outer side is brown red (similar to RHS 181D and as light as the light red pink of RHS 36B) with brown purple (RHS 185D) overcolour, in comparison to ray floret from inner row the colour of inner and outer sides is similar

Origin & Breeding History: 'CIFZ0002' originated from a naturally occurring whole plant mutation from a line designated '05-M166'. It was discovered and selected on April 11, 2008 by the breeder, Mark A. Smith, in Alva, Florida, USA. Selection of 'CIFZ0002' was based on its plant growth habit, natural season response time, and flower size and type.

Tests & Trials: The trial for 'CIFZ0002' was conducted as an outdoor irrigated trial during the summer of 2012 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. It included a total of 20 plants of the candidate variety and 15 plants of the reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 20 cm pots on June 11, 2012. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants, or parts of plants, of the candidate and reference varieties on September 28, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'CIFZ0002' with reference variety 'Gedi One Sav'

Plant height (cm)

  'CIFZ0002' 'Gedi One Sav'
mean 29.3 36.4
std. deviation 0.82 1.26

Flower head diameter (cm)

  'CIFZ0002' 'Gedi One Sav'
mean 3.2 4.7
std. deviation 0.18 0.35

Ray floret length (cm)

  'CIFZ0002' 'Gedi One Sav'
mean 1.6 2.3
std. deviation 0.09 0.16

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0002' (left) with reference variety 'Gedi One Sav' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0002' (left) with reference variety 'Gedi One Sav' (right)

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