Deklizard Lime


Denomination: 'Deklizard Lime'
Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum ×morifolium
Applicant/Holder: Dekker Breeding B.V.
Julianaweg 6A
1711 RP
Breeder: Cornelis W. Dekker, Dekker Breeding B.V., Hensbroek, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2011-06-07
Application Number: 11-7304
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-05-23
Certificate Number: 4774
Date rights surrendered: 2015-05-11

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Dekosorno' and 'Dekgreenlizard'

Summary: The flower head of 'Deklizard Lime' has fewer rows of ray florets than the flower head of 'Dekosorno'. The main colour of the inner side of the ray floret of 'Deklizard Lime' is yellow green whereas it is light green for 'Dekosorno' and 'Dekgreenlizard'. The longitudinal axis of the ray floret of 'Deklizard Lime' is reflexing whereas it is incurving for 'Dekosorno'.


PLANT: pot chrysanthemum, tall, non-bushy type, response group 5 (7.5 weeks) when grown with precise day length control
STEM: green, medium size stipule

PETIOLE: attitude is moderately upwards, short relative to leaf length
LEAF: attitude is horizontal, medium length including petiole, medium width, medium length to width ratio, length of terminal lobe relative to leaf length is medium, lowest lateral sinus is deep to very deep, margins of lowest lateral sinus are touching, predominant shape of base is rounded, absent or very weak glossiness on upper side, medium green on upper side, medium to many indentations of margin, medium to deep indentations of margin

INFLORESCENCE: deeply domed form, narrow at widest point, medium angle between primary lateral shoot and stem, attitude of lateral flower heads is upright to semi-upright
FLOWER BUD: outer side is light green (nearest to RHS N144C, but slightly less yellow) just before opening
FLOWER HEAD: few per stem, semi-double, daisy type, small to medium diameter in non-disbudded plants, low to medium height in non-disbudded plants, long peduncle, few rows of ray florets
RAY FLORET: many per flower head, ligulate type, attitude of basal part is horizontal to moderately descending, ribbed on upper surface, very short corolla tube, moderately convex profile in cross-section at widest point, weakly involute margins along basal quarter, longitudinal axis has weak to medium reflexing along distal half, short to medium length, narrow to medium width, low to medium length to width ratio, mamillate tip, inner side is yellow green (RHS 151B), colour of outer side is similar to colour of inner side
DISC: medium to large diameter, medium to large diameter relative to flower head diameter, profile in cross-section is slightly domed, green without dark spot at centre before anther dehiscence, yellow orange at anther dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Deklizard Lime' was bred and developed by the breeder, Cornelis W. Dekker, in Hensbroek, Netherlands, as part of a planned breeding program. It originated from a hybrid cross conducted in November 2006 between the proprietary seedling designated '44232' as the female parent, and the proprietary seedling designated '05.46002.01' as the male parent. 'Deklizard Lime' was selected from the resultant progeny in April 2007 based on its unique, green flower colour, good stem quality, and good vase life. Asexual reproduction of 'Deklizard Lime' was first conducted in May 2007.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Deklizard Lime' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2010/2839, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office in Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the National Institute of Agricultural Botany in Cambridge, United Kingdom, in 2011. Colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison table for 'Deklizard Lime' with reference varieties 'Dekosorno' and 'Dekgreenlizard'

Colour of inner side of ray floret (RHS)

  'Deklizard Lime' 'Dekosorno' 'Dekgreenlizard'
main colour 151B 145C 145A and 145B

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Deklizard Lime
Chrysanthemum: 'Deklizard Lime'

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