CIFZ0033

Chrysanthemum

Denomination: 'CIFZ0033'
Trade name: Kathleen Dark Red
Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum ×morifolium
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Basel
4058
Switzerland
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
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2011-02-24
Application Number: 11-7189
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-09-29
Certificate Number: 4893
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2032-09-29

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Colina Red'

Summary: The predominant shape of the base of the leaf is obtuse for 'CIFZ0033' while it is acute for 'Colina Red'. Just before opening, the colour of the outer side of the flower bud of 'CIFZ0033' is dark purple red whereas the flower bud of 'Colina Red' is brown red with yellow. The ray floret of 'CIFZ0033' has one colour whereas the ray floret of 'Colina Red' has two colours. The colour of the inner side of the ray floret of 'CIFZ0033' is dark purple red while the main colour of the ray floret of 'Colina Red' is brown red with a solid or nearly solid secondary colour of yellow located at the tip and base. In comparison to the inner side of the ray floret, the colour of the outer side of the ray floret is similar for 'CIFZ0033' while the colour of the outer side is markedly different for 'Colina Red'.

Description:

PLANT: garden chrysanthemum, bushy type, semi-upright growth habit, dense branching, many flower heads
STEM: green with some purple

PETIOLE: attitude is moderately upwards, short length relative to leaf length
LEAF: 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 predominantly diverging, predominant shape of base is obtuse, absent or very weak glossiness of upper side, light green on upper side, few indentations of margin, medium depth of indentations of margin

FLOWER BUD: outer side is dark purple red (RHS 187B) just before opening
FLOWER HEAD: double, low to medium height in non-disbudded plants, dense ray florets
RAY FLORET: ligulate type, two keels on upper surface, short corolla tube, weakly concave in cross-section at widest point, no rolling of margins, longitudinal axis of ray floret is straight to weakly reflexed along distal quarter, medium length to width ratio, mamillate tip, inner side is dark purple red (RHS 185A), colour of outer side is similar to colour of inner side, in comparison to ray floret from inner row the colour of inner and outer sides is similar, inner side of ray floret from inner row is dark purple red (more red than RHS 185A)

Origin & Breeding History: 'CIFZ0033' originated from a controlled cross-pollination conducted in February 2008, in Amanecer, Columbia, as part of a controlled breeding program of Syngenta Flowers, Inc. The cross involved a line designated '02-M061' as the female parent, and variety 'Bonnie Red' as the male parent. The resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse in Alva, Florida, USA, in October 2008. 'CIFZ0033' was selected as a single plant from the progeny on April 3, 2009 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 'CIFZ0033' 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 10, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'CIFZ0033' with reference variety 'Colina Red'

Colour of flower bud just before opening (RHS)

  'CIFZ0033' 'Colina Red'
outer side 187B 181B-C with close to 6B

Colour of inner side of ray floret (RHS)

  'CIFZ0033' 'Colina Red'
main colour more red and lighter than 185A closest to 180A
secondary colour N/A 5A

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0033' (left) with reference variety 'Colina Red' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0033' (left) with reference variety 'Colina Red' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0033' (left) with reference variety 'Colina Red' (right)

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