Denomination: 'CIFZ0021'
Trade name: Gigi Dark Pink
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: 11-7183
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-09-29
Certificate Number: 4890
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2032-09-29

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Yovictoria' (Victoria Pink)

Summary: The plants of 'CIFZ0021' are shorter with a smaller flower head diameter, and a shorter ray floret than the plants of 'Yovictoria'. The length of the petiole relative to the leaf length is short for 'CIFZ0021' while it is medium for 'Yovictoria'. 'CIFZ0021' has a medium number of indentations of the leaf margin whereas 'Yovictoria' has few indentations of the leaf margin. While the flower heads of 'CIFZ0021' and 'Yovictoria' are both double, 'CIFZ0021' has a disc which is visible with age whereas 'Yovictoria' does not. The longitudinal axis of the ray floret of 'CIFZ0021' is incurving whereas the ray floret of 'Yovictoria' is straight.


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: medium length to width ratio, length of terminal lobe relative to leaf length is short, lowest lateral sinus is shallow, margins of lowest lateral sinus are diverging, predominant shape of base is acute and obtuse, medium green on upper side, medium number of indentations of margin, shallow indentations of margin

FLOWER BUD: outer side is brown purple to blue pink (RHS 186B-C) just before opening
FLOWER HEAD: double (disc visible with age), low to medium height in non-disbudded plants, dense ray florets
RAY FLORET: ligulate type, two keels on upper surface, very short corolla tube, ranging from weakly concave to flat in cross-section at widest point, no rolling of margins, longitudinal axis is moderately incurved along distal quarter, longitudinal axis of ray floret from inner row is moderately incurved along distal quarter, low length to width ratio; emarginate, dentate and mamillate tip; inner side is violet (RHS 75B) with strong blue pink (RHS 72A, 72C) overcolour, colour of outer side is markedly different from colour of inner side, outer side is light blue violet (RHS 76D) with blue pink (RHS N74D) located along margin and at apex, in comparison to ray floret from inner row the colour of inner and outer sides is similar

Origin & Breeding History: 'CIFZ0021' originated from a naturally occurring whole plant mutation of variety 'Yogigi Pink' (Gigi Pink). It was discovered and selected on November 24, 2008 by the breeder, Mark A. Smith, in Alva, Florida, USA. Selection of 'CIFZ0021' was based on its plant growth habit, natural season response time in mid to late September, and flower size and type.

Tests & Trials: The trial for 'CIFZ0021' 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 12 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 October 2, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'CIFZ0021' with reference variety 'Yovictoria'

Plant height (cm)

  'CIFZ0021' 'Yovictoria'
mean 25.1 35.4
std. deviation 1.20 1.17

Flower head diameter (cm)

  'CIFZ0021' 'Yovictoria'
mean 3.2 4.3
std. deviation 0.13 0.25

Ray floret length (cm)

  'CIFZ0021' 'Yovictoria'
mean 1.4 2.2
std. deviation 0.06 0.08

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0021' (left) with reference variety 'Yovictoria' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0021' (left) with reference variety 'Yovictoria' (right)

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