Denomination: 'CIFZ0003'
Trade name: Danielle Purple
Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum ×morifolium
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Participations 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: 11-7177
Date Withdrawn: 2015-02-18

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Gedi Two Pad' (Padre)

Summary: The leaf of 'CIFZ0003' is shorter than the leaf of 'Gedi Two Pad'. The number of flower heads per plant is many for 'CIFZ0003' whereas the number of flower heads is medium for 'Gedi Two Pad'. On non-disbudded plants, the flower head of 'CIFZ0003' is smaller in diameter with narrower ray florets than the flower head of 'Gedi Two Pad'. The colour of the inner side of the ray floret is purple with darker purple at the margin for 'CIDZ0003' whereas the inner side of the ray floret of 'Gedi Two Pad' is violet with purple overcolour displayed as streaks and fades to violet with purple towards the base. When comparing the colour of the inner side of the ray floret to the colour of the outer side of the ray floret, the two colours are markedly different for 'CIFZ0003' whereas they are similar for 'Gedi Two Pad'.


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

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

FLOWER BUD: outer side is purple (RHS 70B) just before opening
FLOWER HEAD: double type, dense ray florets
RAY FLORET: ligulate type, weakly keeled on upper surface, two keels on upper surface, very short corolla tube, weakly concave and flat in cross section at widest point, no rolling of margins, longitudinal axis ranges from straight to weakly incurved along distal quarter, medium length to width ratio, dentate tip, inner side is purple (RHS 70B) with darker purple (RHS 70A) at margin, colour of outer side is markedly different from colour of inner side, outer side is violet (RHS 75B) with blue pink (RHS N74C-D) at apex and midrib, in comparison to ray floret from inner row the colour of inner side is markedly different, inner side of ray floret from inner row is purple (RHS 70A-B) with darker purple (RHS 71A) at margin, in comparison to ray floret from inner row the colour of the outer side is similar, outer side of ray floret from inner row is violet (RHS 75A-B) with blue pink (RHS N74C) at margin

Origin & Breeding History: 'CIFZ0003' was discovered and developed as part of a controlled breeding program at Syngenta Flowers Inc., in Gilroy, California, USA. It originated from a naturally occurring whole plant mutation from a line designated '05-M166' which was discovered and selected on April 11, 2008 by the breeder, Mark A. Smith, in Alva, Florida, USA. 'CIFZ0003' selection was based on its plant growth habit, natural season response time, flower size and flower type. The first propagation of 'CIFZ0003' was conducted using asexual reproduction in May 2008 in Alva, Florida, USA.

Tests & Trials: The trial of 'CIFZ0003' was conducted as an outdoor irrigated trial during the fall of 2013 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 chrysanthemum pans on June 25, 2013. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants, or parts of plants, of the candidate and reference varieties on September 19, 2013. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'CIFZ0003' with reference variety 'Gedi Two Pad'

Leaf length including petiole (cm)

  'CIFZ0003' 'Gedi Two Pad'
mean 2.4 3.6
std. deviation 0.31 0.32

Flower head diameter (non-disbudded plants) (cm)

  'CIFZ0003' 'Gedi Two Pad'
mean 3.4 4.2
std. deviation 0.14 0.18

Ray floret width (cm)

  'CIFZ0003' 'Gedi Two Pad'
mean 0.5 0.6
std. deviation 0.05 0.04

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'CIFZ0003' 'Gedi Two Pad'
inner side 70B with 70A at margin 75C ground colour with 70B over colour displayed as streaks and fading to whiter than 75D with lighter than 70B towards base

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0003' (left) with reference variety 'Gedi Two Pad' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0003' (left) with reference variety 'Gedi Two Pad' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0003' (left) with reference variety 'Gedi Two Pad' (right)

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