Denomination: 'CIFZ0010'
Trade name: Emelda Purple
Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum ×morifolium
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Participations 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: 12-7529
Date Withdrawn: 2015-02-18

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Yobarbie' (Barbie)

Summary: The colour of the stem of 'CIFZ0010' is green tinged with purple or brown whereas the stem of 'Yobarbie' is only green. 'CIFZ0010' has a wider leaf than 'Yobarbie'. The predominant shape of the base of the leaf is obtuse for 'CIFZ0010' whereas the base of the leaf of 'Yobarbie' is cordate. Just before opening, the colour on the outer side of the flower bud of 'CIFZ0010' is dark purple red whereas the outer side of the flower bud of 'Yobarbie' is blue pink. The flower head type of 'CIFZ0010' is daisy-eyed double whereas the flower head type of 'Yobarbie' is double. On non-disbudded plants, the flower head of 'CIFZ0010' is larger in diameter with a longer and narrower ray floret than the flower head of 'Yobarbie'. The profile of the ray floret in cross section at the widest point is flat to weakly convex for 'CIFZ0010' whereas the ray floret in cross section is strongly concave for 'Yobarbie'. When comparing the colour of the inner side of the ray floret to the colour of the outer side of the ray floret, the two colours are similar for 'CIFZ0010' whereas the two colours are markedly different for 'Yobarbie'. When grown without precise day length control, the natural flowering period of the plants of 'CIFZ0010' begins sooner than the natural flowering period of the plants of 'Yobarbie'.


PLANT: garden chrysanthemum, bushy type, hemispherical growth habit, dense branching, many flower heads
STEM: green tinged with purple or brown

PETIOLE: attitude is 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 of medium depth, margins of lowest lateral sinus are mostly diverging, predominant shape of base is obtuse, absent or weak glossiness on upper side, dark green on upper side, few indentations of margin, medium depth of indentations of margin

FLOWER BUD: outer side is dark purple red (more purple than RHS 59A-B) just before opening
FLOWER HEAD: daisy-eyed double type, medium density of ray florets
RAY FLORET: ligulate type, two keels on upper surface, absent or very short corolla tube, flat to weakly convex in cross section at widest point, no rolling of margins, longitudinal axis ranges from straight to weakly reflexed along distal half to three quarters, low to medium length to width ratio, dentate tip, inner side is purple (RHS 70A) with purple (RHS 71A-B) over colour and purple (RHS 71A) tip, colour of outer side is similar to colour of inner side, in comparison to ray floret from inner row the colours of the inner and outer sides are similar
DISC: strongly domed in profile, green to yellowish with no dark spot at centre before anther dehiscence, medium yellow after anther dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'CIFZ0010' was discovered and developed as part of a controlled breeding program at Syngenta Flowers Inc., in Gilroy, California, USA. It originated from a naturally occurring whole plant mutation of a line designated '07-M322'. It was discovered in March 2010 by the breeder, Mark A. Smith, in Gilroy, California, USA. 'CIFZ0010' selection was based on its flower colour and plant growth habit.

Tests & Trials: The trial of 'CIFZ0010' was conducted as an outdoor irrigated trial during the fall of 2013 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. It included a total of 20 plants of the candidate variety and 15 plants of the reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 20 cm chrysanthemum pans on June 25, 2013. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants, or parts of plants on October 3, 2013 for the candidate variety and on October 9, 2013 for the reference variety. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'CIFZ0010' with reference variety 'Yobarbie'

Leaf width (cm)

  'CIFZ0010' 'Yobarbie'
mean 2.0 2.4
std. deviation 0.08 0.23

Colour of flower bud just before opening (RHS)

  'CIFZ0010' 'Yobarbie'
outer side more purple than 59A-B pinker than 186C

Flower head diameter (non-disbudded plants) (cm)

  'CIFZ0010' 'Yobarbie'
mean 3.6 3.3
std. deviation 0.10 0.15

Ray floret length (cm)

  'CIFZ0010' 'Yobarbie'
mean 1.8 1.2
std. deviation 0.14 0.12

Ray floret width (cm)

  'CIFZ0010' 'Yobarbie'
mean 0.4 0.6
std. deviation 0.04 0.05

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0010' (left) with reference variety 'Yobarbie' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0010' (left) with reference variety 'Yobarbie' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0010' (left) with reference variety 'Yobarbie' (right)

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