Denomination: 'CIFZ0013'
Trade name: Brittany Yellow
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: 2013-03-08
Application Number: 13-7954
Grant of Rights Date: 2015-02-18
Certificate Number: 4985
Date rights surrendered: 2016-02-18

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Yoheidi' (Heidi)

Summary: Plants of 'CIFZ0013' are broader than plants of 'Yoheidi'. 'CIFZ0013' has a longer leaf than 'Yoheidi'. Relative to the leaf length, the petiole length is medium to long for 'CIFZ0013' whereas the petiole length is short to medium length for 'Yoheidi'. Relative to the leaf length, the length of the terminal leaf lobe is long for 'CIFZ0013' whereas the length of the terminal leaf lobe of 'Yoheidi' is short. The depth of the lowest lateral sinus is deep for 'CIFZ0013' whereas the lowest lateral sinus of 'Yoheidi' is shallow. The margin of the leaf of 'CIFZ0013' has a medium number of indentations whereas the leaf margin of 'Yoheidi' has no indentations. On non-disbudded plants, the density of ray florets of the flower head of 'CIFZ0013' is medium to dense whereas the ray florets of the flower head of 'Yoheidi' are very dense. When comparing a ray floret from the inner and outer row of the flower head of 'CIFZ0013', the profile along the longitudinal axis is different whereas a ray floret from the inner and outer row of the flower head of 'Yoheidi' has the same profile along the longitudinal axis. 'CIFZ0013' has a larger disc diameter than 'Yoheidi'.


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

PETIOLE: attitude is moderately upwards, medium to long length relative to leaf length
LEAF: medium to wide length to width ratio, length of terminal lobe relative to leaf length is long, lowest lateral sinus is deep, margins of lowest lateral sinus are mostly parallel, predominant shapes of base are acute and obtuse, absent or weak glossiness on upper side, dark green on upper side, medium number of indentations of margin, medium depth of indentations of margin

FLOWER BUD: outer side is yellow (RHS 9A-B) just before opening
FLOWER HEAD: double type, medium to dense ray florets
RAY FLORET: ligulate type, attitude of basal part is moderately ascending, short to medium length corolla tube, flat to weakly convex in cross section at widest point, weakly revolute margins at mid-section, longitudinal axis is straight, longitudinal axis of ray floret from inner row has medium strength incurving along distal quarter, low to medium length to width ratio, emarginate and dentate tips, inner side is yellow (RHS 9A) with lighter yellow (RHS 9B) along margins and lighter yellow (RHS 7C) tones at base, colour of outer side is markedly different from colour of inner side, outer side is yellow (RHS 8A) with light yellow (RHS 9C) tones, in comparison to ray floret from inner row the colours of the inner and outer sides are similar
DISC: may be displayed when flower head ages, small diameter relative to head diameter, profile is flat in cross-section, medium yellow with no dark spot at centre before anther dehiscence, medium yellow after anther dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'CIFZ0013' was bred and developed as part of a controlled breeding program at Syngenta Flowers Inc., in Gilroy, California, USA. It originated from a cross made by the breeder, Mark A. Smith, in Amanecer, Columbia, USA, between the variety 'Yoelena' as the female parent, and the proprietary line designated 'G0248F6' as the male parent. The resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse in June 2008, in Alva, Florida, USA. 'CIFZ0013' was selected in October 2008 based on its flower colour and plant growth habit.

Tests & Trials: The trial of 'CIFZ0013' 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 pots on June 25, 2013. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants, or parts of plants, of the candidate and reference varieties on September 13, 2013. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'CIFZ0013' with reference variety 'Yoheidi'

Plant width (cm)

  'CIFZ0013' 'Yoheidi'
mean 47.2 34.2
std. deviation 3.87 2.57

Leaf length including petiole (cm)

  'CIFZ0013' 'Yoheidi'
mean 4.4 3.0
std. deviation 0.42 0.58

Disc diameter (cm)

  'CIFZ0013' 'Yoheidi'
mean 0.9 0.6
std. deviation 0.13 0.05

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0013' (left) with reference variety 'Yoheidi' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0013' (left) with reference variety 'Yoheidi' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0013' (left) with reference variety 'Yoheidi' (right)

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