Denomination: 'CIFZ0030'
Trade name: Olga Yellow
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: 11-7187
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-09-29
Certificate Number: 4892
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2032-09-29

Variety Description

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

Summary: The colour of the stem of 'CIFZ0030' is green while the stem of 'Golden Yohelga' is green tinged with purple. The length of the petiole relative to the leaf length is medium for 'CIFZ0030' while it is short for 'Golden Yohelga'. 'CIFZ0030' has a smaller leaf than 'Golden Yohelga'. The margins of the lowest lateral sinus of the leaf are diverging for 'CIFZ0030' while they are parallel for 'Golden Yohelga'. The indentations of the leaf margin of 'CIFZ0030' are few and medium depth whereas the indentations of 'Golden Yohelga' are a medium number and deep.


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

PETIOLE: attitude is moderately upwards, medium length relative to leaf length
LEAF: high 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 diverging, predominant shape of base is acute and obtuse, weak to strong glossiness of upper side, medium to dark green on upper side, few indentations of margin, medium depth of indentations of margin

FLOWER BUD: outer side is yellow (closest to RHS 9A) just before opening
FLOWER HEAD: double, low to medium height in non-disbudded plants, medium to dense ray florets
RAY FLORET: ligulate type, attitude of basal part is moderately ascending, two keels on upper surface, short corolla tube, flat in cross-section at widest point, no rolling of margins, longitudinal axis is straight and weakly twisted along distal three quarters, longitudinal axis of ray floret from inner row is weakly incurved along distal quarter, medium length to width ratio; mamillate, emarginate, and dentate tip; inner side is yellow (RHS 6A) fading to lighter yellow (RHS 7C) at base, colour of outer side is similar to colour of inner side, outer side is yellow (RHS 7C), in comparison to ray floret from inner row the colour of inner and outer sides are similar

Origin & Breeding History: 'CIFZ0030' originated from a controlled cross-pollination conducted in December 2007, in Amanecer, Columbia, as part of a controlled breeding program of Syngenta Flowers, Inc. The cross involved variety 'Yoelena' (Elena Gold) as the female parent, and variety 'Yodiana' (Diana) as the male parent. The resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse in Alva, Florida, USA, in June 2008. 'CIFZ0030' was selected as a single plant from the progeny on October 24, 2008 by the breeder, Mark A. Smith, based on its natural season response time, flower size and type, plant growth habit, and strength.

Tests & Trials: The trial for 'CIFZ0030' 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 24, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'CIFZ0030' with reference variety 'Golden Yohelga'

Leaf length including petiole (cm)

  'CIFZ0030' 'Golden Yohelga'
mean 4.3 5.8
std. deviation 0.56 0.81

Leaf width (cm)

  'CIFZ0030' 'Golden Yohelga'
mean 1.9 2.8
std. deviation 0.27 0.42

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0030' (left) with reference variety 'Golden Yohelga' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0030' (left) with reference variety 'Golden Yohelga' (right)

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