CIFZ0006

Chrysanthemum

Denomination: 'CIFZ0006'
Trade name: Chelsey Coral
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: 2012-02-24
Application Number: 12-7525
Date Withdrawn: 2014-09-29

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Rosy Victoria' and 'Lindsay Coral'

Summary: The length of the petiole relative to the leaf length of 'CIFZ0006' is medium while it is short for 'Rosy Victoria' and very short for 'Lindsay Coral'. The length of the terminal lobe of the leaf relative to the leaf length of 'CIFZ0006' is medium to long while it is short to medium for 'Lindsay Coral'. The predominant shape of the base of the leaf is obtuse for 'CIFZ0006' while it is acute for 'Lindsay Coral'. The flower head diameter of 'CIFZ0006' is larger than the flower head of 'Rosy Victoria' and smaller than the flower head of 'Lindsay Coral'. The ray floret of 'CIFZ0006' is shorter, but wider than the ray floret of 'Lindsay Coral'. The colour of the inner side of the ray floret of 'CIFZ0006' is light yellow brown to light yellow with blue pink to purple red flush distributed throughout the whole ray floret whereas the inner side of the ray floret of 'Rosy Victoria' is brown red with lighter brown red and brown purple tones, and the ray floret of 'Lindsay Coral' is brown purple. The colour of the outer side of the ray floret of 'CIFZ0006' is light yellow brown with purple red on the middle zone whereas the outer side of the ray floret of 'Rosy Victoria' is light yellow brown with blue pink tones and brown purple tip, and the ray floret of 'Lindsay Coral' is light yellow brown with light blue pink tone.

Description:

PLANT: garden chrysanthemum, bushy type, semi-upright to hemispherical growth habit, dense branching, many flower heads
STEM: green

PETIOLE: attitude is horizontal to moderately upwards, medium length relative to leaf length
LEAF: medium length to width ratio, length of terminal lobe relative to leaf length is medium to long, lowest lateral sinus is medium depth, margins of lowest lateral sinus are diverging, predominant shape of base is obtuse, medium green on upper side, few indentations of margin, medium depth of indentations of margin

FLOWER BUD: outer side is brown red (RHS 181C) just before opening
FLOWER HEAD: double, low height in non-disbudded plants, medium to dense ray florets
RAY FLORET: ligulate type, two keels on upper surface, very short corolla tube, ranging from weakly concave to weakly convex in cross-section at widest point, no rolling of margins, longitudinal axis is straight, longitudinal axis of ray floret from inner row is weakly incurved along distal quarter, low length to width ratio, dentate tip, inner side is light yellow brown (RHS 159B) and light yellow (RHS 4D) with a flush of blue pink to light blue pink (RHS 70C-D) and purple red (RHS 54C) distributed throughout ray floret, colour of outer side is similar to colour of inner side, outer side is light yellow brown (RHS 158A-B) with purple red (RHS 54C) on middle zone, in comparison to ray floret from inner row the colour of inner and outer sides is similar

Origin & Breeding History: 'CIFZ0006' originated from a naturally occurring whole plant mutation from a proprietary line designated '05-M162A'. It was discovered and selected in November 2009 by the breeder, Mark A. Smith, in Alva, Florida, USA. Selection of 'CIFZ0006' was based on its flower colour, and plant growth habit.

Tests & Trials: The trial for 'CIFZ0006' 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 each of the reference varieties. 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 variety on September 26, 2012, and of the reference variety on September 21, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'CIFZ0006' with reference varieties 'Rosy Victoria' and 'Lindsay Coral'

Flower head diameter (cm)

  'CIFZ0006' 'Rosy Victoria' 'Lindsay Coral'
mean 4.1 3.7 5.2
std. deviation 0.14 0.18 0.32

Ray floret length (cm)

  'CIFZ0006' 'Rosy Victoria' 'Lindsay Coral'
mean 1.9 1.9 2.3
std. deviation 0.60 0.13 0.16

Ray floret width (cm)

  'CIFZ0006' 'Rosy Victoria' 'Lindsay Coral'
mean 0.6 0.7 0.4
std. deviation 0.05 0.07 0.05

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'CIFZ0006' 'Rosy Victoria' 'Lindsay Coral'
inner side 159B, 4D with flush of 70C-D, 54C 180B with lighter undertones of 181C, 185D lighter than 185D
outer side 158A-B with 54C on middle zone 158B-C with 186C tones and 185C tip 159C with 65D tones

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0006' (left) with reference varieties 'Rosy Victoria' (centre) and 'Lindsay Coral' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0006' (left) with reference varieties 'Rosy Victoria' (centre) and 'Lindsay Coral' (right)

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