CIFZ0008

Chrysanthemum

Denomination: 'CIFZ0008'
Trade name: Wanda Red
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: 12-7527
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-09-29
Certificate Number: 4887
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2032-09-29

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Foxy Yomarjorie' (Foxy Marjorie) and 'Gedi One Sav' (Savona)

Summary: The plants of 'CIFZ0008' are shorter than the plants of 'Foxy Yomarjorie' and 'Gedi One Sav'. The length of the terminal lobe of the leaf relative to the leaf length of 'CIFZ0008' is short while it is long for 'Gedi One Sav'. The margins of the lowest lateral sinus of the leaf of 'CIFZ0008' are diverging while the margins of the sinus of 'Gedi One Sav' are parallel. The predominant shape of the leaf of 'CIFZ0008' is acute while it is obtuse for 'Foxy Yomarjorie' and mostly truncate for 'Gedi One Sav'. The indentations of the margin of the leaf of 'CIFZ0008' are few and shallow whereas the indentations of the margin of 'Foxy Yomarjorie' and 'Gedi One Sav' are a medium number and medium depth. Just before opening, the colour of the outer side of the flower bud of 'CIFZ0008' is dark purple red to purple whereas the flower bud of 'Foxy Yomarjorie' is brown purple, and the flower bud of 'Gedi One Sav' is brown red. The upper surface of the ray floret of 'CIFZ0008' has no keels whereas the ray floret of 'Foxy Yomarjorie' has two keels and the ray floret of 'Gedi One Sav' is weakly keeled. The colour of the inner side of the ray floret of 'CIFZ0008' is dark purple red whereas the ray floret of 'Foxy Yomarjorie' is brown red with red tones, and the ray floret of 'Gedi One Sav' is brown red with strong, brown red overcolour.

Description:

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

PETIOLE: attitude ranges from moderately upwards to horizontal, very short relative to leaf length
LEAF: medium to high length to width ratio, length of terminal lobe relative to leaf length is short, lowest lateral sinus is medium depth, margins of lowest lateral sinus are diverging, predominant shape of base is acute, absent or weak glossiness of upper side, medium green on upper side, few indentations of margin, shallow indentations of margin

FLOWER BUD: outer side is dark purple red to purple (RHS 59B-C) just before opening
FLOWER HEAD: double, low to medium height in non-disbudded plants, medium to dense ray florets
RAY FLORET: ligulate type, smooth upper surface, very short corolla tube, weakly concave to flat in cross-section at widest point, no rolling of margins, longitudinal axis of ray floret is straight with weak twisting along distal three quarters, longitudinal axis of ray floret from inner row is straight with weak twisting along distal three quarters, medium length to width ratio; emarginate, dentate and mamillate tip; inner side is dark purple red (RHS 60A-B), colour of outer side is similar to colour of inner side, outer side is brown purple (RHS 186A-B) with blue pink (RHS 186D) near base, in comparison to ray floret from inner row the colour of inner and outer sides is similar

Origin & Breeding History: 'CIFZ0008' originated from a naturally occurring whole plant mutation of the variety 'Sywan Pur'. It was discovered and selected in November 2009 by the breeder, Mark A. Smith, in Alva, Florida, USA. Selection of 'CIFZ0008' was based on its flower colour, and plant growth habit.

Tests & Trials: The trial for 'CIFZ0008' was conducted as an outdoor irrigated trial during the summer of 2012 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. It included a total of 15 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 and reference varieties on October 2, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'CIFZ0008' with reference varieties 'Foxy Yomarjorie' and 'Gedi One Sav'

Plant height (cm)

  'CIFZ0008' 'Foxy Yomarjorie' 'Gedi One Sav'
mean 31.0 40.5 36.4
std. deviation 1.15 1.78 1.26

Leaf length including petiole (cm)

  'CIFZ0008' 'Foxy Yomarjorie' 'Gedi One Sav'
mean 3.7 3.4 2.7
std. deviation 0.25 0.19 0.24

Colour of flower bud just before opening (RHS)

  'CIFZ0008' 'Foxy Yomarjorie' 'Gedi One Sav'
outer side 59B-C 185B-C 181A

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'CIFZ0008' 'Foxy Yomarjorie' 'Gedi One Sav'
inner side 60A-B 179A with 46B tones 181D with strong overcolour of more red than 182A

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0008' (left) with reference varieties 'Foxy Yomarjorie' (centre) and 'Gedi One Sav' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0008' (left) with reference varieties 'Foxy Yomarjorie' (centre) and 'Gedi One Sav' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0008' (left) with reference varieties 'Foxy Yomarjorie' (centre) and 'Gedi One Sav' (right)

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