|Botanical Name:||Chrysanthemum ×morifolium|
Dekker Breeding B.V.
Cornelis W. Dekker, Dekker Breeding B.V., Hensbroek, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2014-05-23|
|Date rights surrendered:||2015-05-11|
PLANT: pot chrysanthemum, very tall, non-bushy type, response group 4 (7 weeks) when grown with precise day length control
STEM: green, large stipule
PETIOLE: attitude is moderately upwards, short relative to leaf length
LEAF: attitude is moderately upwards, medium length including petiole, medium width, medium length to width ratio, length of terminal lobe relative to leaf length is long, lowest lateral sinus is deep, margins of lowest lateral sinus are overlapping, predominant shape of base is cordate, absent or very weak glossiness on upper side, dark green on upper side, medium number of indentations of margin, medium depth of indentations of margin
INFLORESCENCE: deeply domed form, narrow at widest point, small angle between primary lateral shoot and stem, attitude of lateral flower heads is upright to semi-upright
FLOWER BUD: outer side is blue pink (RHS 186D, but slightly more yellow) just before opening
FLOWER HEAD: medium number per stem, semi-double, daisy type, medium diameter in non-disbudded plants, low to medium height in non-disbudded plants, medium length peduncle, very few to few rows of ray florets
RAY FLORET: medium number per flower head, ligulate type, attitude of basal part is moderately ascending, ribbed on upper surface, very short to short corolla tube, weakly convex profile in cross-section at widest point, weakly involute margins along basal three quarters, longitudinal axis has weak reflexing along distal half, short to medium length, medium width, low to medium length to width ratio, dentate tip, inner side is light blue violet (RHS 76D), colour of outer side is similar to colour of inner side
DISC: medium diameter, medium diameter relative to flower head diameter, profile in cross-section is slightly domed, green without dark spot at centre before anther dehiscence, green at anther dehiscence
Origin & Breeding History: 'Dekmajor Pink' was discovered and developed by the breeder, Cornelis W. Dekker, in Hensbroek, Netherlands, as part of a planned breeding program. It was discovered in December 2008 as a naturally occurring whole plant mutation of the variety 'Dekmajor'. 'Dekmajor Pink' was selected based on its large flower size, pink flower colour, numerous flower heads, and similar good qualities as 'Dekmajor'. Asexual reproduction of 'Dekmajor Pink' was first conducted in January 2009.
Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Dekmajor Pink' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2010/2045, 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.
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