Denomination: 'CIFZ0031'
Trade name: Hailey Orange
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: 11-7188
Date Withdrawn: 2014-09-29

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Yoolivia' (Olivia Orange)

Summary: The plants of 'CIFZ0031' have a wider leaf, and a shorter corolla tube of the ray floret than the plants of 'Yoolivia'. The length of the terminal lobe of the leaf relative to the leaf length is medium for 'CIFZ0031' while it is short for 'Yoolivia'. Just before opening, the flower bud colour of 'CIFZ0031' is brown red whereas the flower bud colour of 'Yoolivia' is orange brown with brown red overcolour. The colour of the inner side of the ray floret of 'CIFZ0031' is yellow with orange red overcolour while for 'Yoolivia', it is orange and yellow brown with brown red overcolour.


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: low to medium 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 parallel, predominant shape of base is obtuse, absent or weak to 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 brown red (RHS 180B) just before opening
FLOWER HEAD: double, low height in non-disbudded plants, dense ray florets
RAY FLORET: ligulate type, two keels on upper surface, very short corolla tube, weakly concave to flat in cross-section at widest point, ranging from no rolling of margins to weakly involute margins along distal quarter, longitudinal axis is straight, longitudinal axis of ray floret from inner row is weakly incurved to straight at tip, low length to width ratio, emarginate and mamillate tip, inner side is yellow (RHS 12B) with orange red (RHS 42D) overcolour, overcolour is distributed as flush throughout ray floret, colour of outer side is similar to colour of inner side, outer side is yellow orange (RHS 14C) with brown purple (RHS 185C-D) in the middle, in comparison to ray floret from inner row colour of inner and outer sides is similar, outer side of ray floret from inner row has strong red overcolour

Origin & Breeding History: 'CIFZ0031' originated from a controlled cross-pollination conducted in December 2006, in Amanecer, Columbia, as part of a controlled breeding program of Syngenta Flowers, Inc. The cross involved variety 'Yoashley' (Ashley Dark Orange) as the female parent, and a line designated '04-M1732' as the male parent. The resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse in Alva, Florida, USA, in June 2007. 'CIFZ0031' was selected as a single plant from the progeny on November 15, 2007 by the breeder, Mark A. Smith, based on its natural season response time, flower size and type, and plant growth habit.

Tests & Trials: The trial for 'CIFZ0031' 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 1, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'CIFZ0031' with reference variety 'Yoolivia'

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'CIFZ0031' 'Yoolivia'
mean 2.3 1.3
std. deviation 0.30 0.12

Colour of flower bud just before opening (RHS)

  'CIFZ0031' 'Yoolivia'
outer side 180B 168A-B with 180B overcolour

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'CIFZ0031' 'Yoolivia'
inner side 12B with 42D overcolour 26B, 168C with 180C overcolour

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0031' (left) with reference variety 'Yoolivia' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0031' (left) with reference variety 'Yoolivia' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0031' (left) with reference variety 'Yoolivia' (right)

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