Denomination: 'CIFZ0009'
Trade name: Babette Yellow
Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum ×morifolium
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
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
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2012-02-24
Application Number: 12-7528
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-09-29
Certificate Number: 4888
Date rights surrendered: 2016-09-29

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Golden Yoandrea' (Golden Andrea) and 'Dark Veria'

Summary: The plant growth habit of 'CIFZ0009' is hemispherical while the plant growth habit of 'Golden Yoandrea' and 'Dark Veria' is semi-upright. 'CIFZ0009' has a green stem whereas 'Golden Yoandrea' has a green stem with some purple at the leaf axils, and 'Dark Veria' has a green stem tinged with purple or brown. 'CIFZ0009' has a narrower leaf than 'Golden Yoandrea' and 'Dark Veria'. The predominant shape of the base of the leaf of 'CIFZ0009' is attenuate and assymetric while the leaf base of 'Golden Yoandrea' is obtuse, and the leaf base of 'Dark Veria' is truncate. 'CIFZ0009' has a greater number of indentations of the leaf margin than 'Golden Yoandrea'. Just before opening, the outer side of the flower bud of 'CIFZ0009' is yellow whereas the flower bud of 'Golden Yoandrea' is light yellow with brown red to orange brown along the ray floret margins, and the flower bud of 'Dark Veria' is lighter yellow. 'CIFZ0009' has a smaller flower diameter than 'Golden Yoandrea' and a larger flower head diameter than 'Dark Veria'. The profile of the ray floret in cross-section at the widest point is flat for 'CIFZ0009' while it is flat to weakly convex for 'Golden Yoandrea' and moderately concave for 'Dark Veria'. The outer side of the ray floret of 'CIFZ0009' is yellow whereas the ray floret of 'Golden Yoandrea' is yellow with orange brown on the apical part of the central bar, and the ray floret of 'Dark Veria' is lighter yellow.


PLANT: garden chysanthemum, bushy type, hemispherical growth habit, dense branching, many flower heads
STEM: green

PETIOLE: attitude is moderately upwards, medium length relative to leaf length
LEAF: high length to width ratio, length of terminal lobe relative to leaf length ranges from medium to long, lowest lateral sinus is medium depth, margins of lowest lateral sinus are diverging and parallel, predominant shape of base is attenuate and asymmetric, weak glossiness of upper side, medium green on upper side, medium number of indentations of margin, medium depth of indentations of margin

FLOWER BUD: outer side is yellow (RHS 6B) just before opening
FLOWER HEAD: double, low height in non-disbudded plants, medium to dense ray florets
RAY FLORET: ligulate type, short corolla tube, flat 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, medium length to width ratio, dentate tip, inner side is yellow (RHS 6A) with darker yellow (RHS 7A) along apical half, colour of outer side is similar to colour of inner side, outer side is yellow (closest to RHS 7C), in comparison to ray floret from inner row the colour of inner side is similar

Origin & Breeding History: 'CIFZ0009' originated from a controlled cross-pollination conducted in December 2007, as part of a controlled breeding program of Syngenta Flowers, Inc. The cross involved variety 'Yoelena' (Elena) as the female parent, and variety 'Yodiana' (Diana) as the male parent. The resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse in June 2009. 'CIFZ0009' was selected as a single plant from the progeny in November 2009 by the breeder, Mark A. Smith, based on its flower colour, and plant growth habit.

Tests & Trials: The trial for 'CIFZ0009' 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 10, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'CIFZ0009' with reference varieties 'Golden Yoandrea' and 'Dark Veria'

Leaf width (cm)

  'CIFZ0009' 'Golden Yoandrea' 'Dark Veria'
mean 1.9 2.3 2.4
std. deviation 0.18 0.23 0.16

Colour of flower bud just before opening (RHS)

  'CIFZ0009' 'Golden Yoandrea' 'Dark Veria'
outer side 6B 8B with 179B-C at ray floret margins 7C-D

Flower head diameter (cm)

  'CIFZ0009' 'Golden Yoandrea' 'Dark Veria'
mean 4.5 5.1 4.1
std. deviation 0.29 0.21 0.25

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'CIFZ0009' 'Golden Yoandrea' 'Dark Veria'
outer side 7C lighter than 6C with 179C on apical part of central bar closest to 5C

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0009' (left) with reference varieties 'Golden Yoandrea' (centre) and 'Dark Veria' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0009' (left) with reference varieties 'Golden Yoandrea' (centre) and 'Dark Veria' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0009' (left) with reference varieties 'Golden Yoandrea' (centre) and 'Dark Veria' (right)

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