Dekfrancofone Red


Denomination: 'Dekfrancofone Red'
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: 2011-12-29
Application Number: 11-7454
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-05-23
Certificate Number: 4772
Date rights surrendered: 2015-05-11

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Dekfrancofone'

Summary: The main colour of the inner side of the ray floret is dark purple red for 'Dekfrancofone Red' while it is yellow brown for 'Dekfrancofone'.


PLANT: pot chrysanthemum, tall to very tall, non-bushy type, response group 8 (9 weeks) when grown with precise day length control
STEM: green tinged with purple or brown, large stipule

PETIOLE: attitude is moderately upwards, medium length 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 to long, lowest lateral sinus is deep, margins of lowest lateral sinus are overlapping, predominant shape of base is rounded, absent or very weak glossiness on upper side, light green on upper side, few to medium number of indentations of margin, shallow to medium depth of indentations of margin

INFLORESCENCE: deeply domed form, medium to broad 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 dark purple red (slightly darker than RHS N186D) just before opening
FLOWER HEAD: medium number per stem, semi-double, daisy type, medium diameter, medium diameter in non-disbudded plants, medium height in non-disbudded plants, long peduncle, very few to few rows of ray florets
RAY FLORET: few to medium number per flower head, ligulate type, attitude of basal part is moderately ascending to horizontal, ribbed on upper surface, short corolla tube, weakly 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, medium to broad, low length to width ratio, dentate tip, inner side is dark purple red (RHS 185A), colour of outer side is similar to colour of inner side
DISC: medium diameter, small to medium diameter relative to flower head diameter, profile in cross-section is slightly conical, green without dark central spot before anther dehiscence, yellowish green at anther dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Dekfrancofone Red' was discovered and developed by the breeder, Cornelis W. Dekker, in Hensbroek, Netherlands, as part of a planned breeding program. It was discovered in November 2009 as a naturally occurring whole plant mutation of the variety 'Dekfrancofone'. 'Dekfrancofone Red' was selected based on its red flower colour, and plant growth habit similar to 'Dekfrancofone'. Asexual reproduction of 'Dekfrancofone Red' was first conducted in December 2009.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Dekfrancofone Red' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2011/1852, 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 2012. Colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison table for 'Dekfrancofone Red' with reference variety 'Dekfrancofone'

Colour of inner side of ray floret (RHS)

  'Dekfrancofone Red' 'Dekfrancofone'
main colour 185A N163D

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Dekfrancofone Red
Chrysanthemum: 'Dekfrancofone Red'

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