Denomination: 'CIFZ0029'
Trade name: Bertha White
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: 11-7186
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-09-29
Certificate Number: 4891
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2032-09-29

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Yohelga' (Helga Cream)

Summary: The plants of 'CIFZ0029' are shorter with a shorter leaf, and a larger flower head diameter than the plants of 'Yohelga'. The length of the terminal lobe of the leaf relative to the leaf length is short to medium for 'CIFZ0029' while it is long for 'Yohelga'. 'CIFZ0029' has few indentations of the leaf margin whereas 'Yohelga' has medium to many indentations of the leaf margin. The colour of the outer side of a ray floret from the inner row is light yellow with a yellow tip for 'CIFZ0029' whereas the outer side of the ray floret is yellow green for 'Yohelga'.


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

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

FLOWER BUD: outer side is light yellow (RHS 6D) just before opening
FLOWER HEAD: double, medium height in non-disbudded plants, dense ray florets
RAY FLORET: ligulate type, two keels on upper surface, short to medium length corolla tube, weakly concave in cross-section at widest point, no rolling of margins, longitudinal axis is straight, longitudinal axis of ray floret from inner row is straight, high length to width ratio; emarginate, dentate, and mamillate tip; inner side is white (RHS NN155B), colour of outer side is similar to colour of inner side, colour of inner and outer sides of ray floret from inner row are markedly different, colour of inner side of ray floret from inner row is yellow green (lighter than RHS 2D), colour of outer side of ray floret from inner row is light yellow (closest to RHS 4D) with yellow (RHS 6C) tip

Origin & Breeding History: 'CIFZ0029' originated from a controlled cross-pollination conducted in November 2007, in Amanecer, Columbia, as part of a controlled breeding program of Syngenta Flowers, Inc. The cross involved a line designated '05-M263' as the female parent, and variety 'Jason' as the male parent. The resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse in Alva, Florida, USA, in June 2008. 'CIFZ0029' was selected as a single plant from the progeny on October 17, 2008 by the breeder, Mark A. Smith, based on its natural season response time, flower size and type, plant growth habit, and uniformity in flowering habit.

Tests & Trials: The trial for 'CIFZ0029' 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 September 21, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'CIFZ0029' with reference variety 'Yohelga'

Plant height (cm)

  'CIFZ0029' 'Yohelga'
mean 26.6 35.2
std. deviation 2.59 2.53

Leaf length including petiole (cm)

  'CIFZ0029' 'Yohelga'
mean 4.1 5.6
std. deviation 0.47 0.53

Flower head diameter (cm)

  'CIFZ0029' 'Yohelga'
mean 5.7 4.8
std. deviation 0.31 0.19

Colour of ray floret from inner row (RHS)

  'CIFZ0029' 'Yohelga'
outer side closest to 4D with 6C tip 2D

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0029' (left) with reference variety 'Yohelga' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0029' (left) with reference variety 'Yohelga' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0029' (left) with reference variety 'Yohelga' (right)

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