Denomination: 'Deksharapova'
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: 11-7455
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-05-23
Certificate Number: 4777
Date rights surrendered: 2015-05-11

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Dekosorno'

Summary: The length of the petiole relative to the leaf length is very short to short for 'Deksharapova' while it is medium for 'Dekosorno'. The depth of the lowest lateral sinus of the leaf of 'Deksharapova' is shallower than it is for 'Dekosorno'. The flower head of 'Deksharapova' has fewer rows of ray florets than the flower head of 'Dekosorno'.


PLANT: pot chrysanthemum, tall, non-bushy type, response group 6 (8 weeks) when grown with precise day length control
STEM: green, absent or very small stipule

PETIOLE: attitude is moderately upwards, very short to short relative to leaf length
LEAF: attitude is horizontal, short to medium length including petiole, narrow to medium width, 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 diverging, predominant shape of base is rounded, weak glossiness on upper side, dark green on upper side, medium number of indentations of margin, shallow 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 semi-upright
FLOWER BUD: outer side is light green (nearest RHS N144C, but slightly less yellow) just before opening
FLOWER HEAD: few per stem, semi-double, daisy type, medium diameter in non-disbudded plants, low to medium height in non-disbudded plants, medium to long peduncle, few rows of ray florets
RAY FLORET: many per flower head, ligulate type, attitude of basal part is moderately ascending, ribbed on upper surface, short corolla tube, weakly concave profile in cross-section at widest point, weakly revolute margins along distal half, longitudinal axis has weak incurving along distal quarter, short to medium length, narrow to medium width, low to medium length to width ratio, pointed tip, inner side is light green (between RHS 145B and 145C, becoming darker in the basal half), colour of outer side is markedly different from colour of inner side, colour of outer side is light green (nearest to RHS N144A, but more yellow)
DISC: medium size 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, medium yellow at anther dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Deksharapova' 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 February 2008 between the proprietary seedling designated '51478' as the female parent, and the proprietary seedling designated '05.44150.01' as the male parent. 'Deksharapova' was selected from the resultant progeny in October 2008 based on its green flower colour, good plant growth habit, and good flower size. Asexual reproduction of 'Deksharapova' was first conducted in November 2009.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Deksharapova' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2010/2842, 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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Chrysanthemum: 'Deksharapova'

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