Denomination: 'CIFZ0014'
Trade name: Patty 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: 2013-03-08
Application Number: 13-7955
Grant of Rights Date: 2015-02-19
Certificate Number: 4992
Date rights surrendered: 2016-02-19

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Barbara' and 'CIFZ0003' (Danielle Purple)

Summary: Plants of 'CIFZ0014' are shorter than plants of 'Barbara'. The plant growth habit of 'CIFZ0014' is semi-upright whereas the growth habit is upright for 'Barbara' and hemispherical for 'CIFZ0003'. The leaf of 'CIFZ0014' is longer than the leaf of 'CIFZ0003' and darker green than the leaf of 'Barbara' and 'CIFZ0003'. Relative to the leaf length, the length of the terminal leaf lobe is of medium length for 'CIFZ0014' whereas the terminal leaf lobe is short for 'Barbara'. The depth of the lowest lateral leaf sinus is of medium depth for 'CIFZ0014' whereas the lateral leaf sinus of 'Barbara' is absent or very shallow to shallow. On non-disbudded plants, the flower head of 'CIFZ0014' is larger in diameter and taller with a longer ray floret than the flower heads of 'Barbara' and 'CIFZ0003'. The colour of the inner side of the ray floret of 'CIFZ0014' is purple aging to lighter purple with darker purple tones whereas the inner side of the ray floret is purple with violet ground colour and darker purple veins for 'Barbara' and purple with darker purple margin for 'CIFZ0003'. The colour of the inner side of the ray floret from the inner row of 'CIFZ0014' is similar to the colour of the inner side of the ray floret from the outer row whereas the colour of the inner side of the inner ray floret of 'CIFZ0003' is markedly different from the colour of the inner side of the outer ray floret. Before anther dehiscence, the colour of the disc of 'CIFZ0014' is green to yellowish whereas the discs of 'Barbara' and 'CIFZ0003' are medium yellow.


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

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, lowest lateral sinus is of medium depth, margins of lowest lateral sinus are diverging, predominant shapes of base are acute and obtuse, absent or weak glossiness of upper side, dark green on upper side, few indentations of margin, shallow indentations of margin

FLOWER BUD: outer side is purple (RHS 70A-B) just before opening
FLOWER HEAD: double type, dense ray florets
RAY FLORET: ligulate type, attitude of basal part is horizontal, two keels on upper surface, absent or very short corolla tube, flat or moderately concave in cross section at widest point, margin ranges from not rolled to moderately revolute along distal three quarters and distal half, longitudinal axis is straight, medium length to width ratio, both emarginate and dentate tips, inner side is purple (RHS 64A-B) aging to lighter purple (RHS 70B) with purple (RHS 70A) tones, colour of outer side is markedly different from colour of inner side, outer side ranges from purple (RHS 70B) to blue pink (RHS N66D) with light blue pink (RHS 69D) at base, in comparison to ray floret from inner row the colours of the inner and outer sides are similar but darker, colour of outer side of ray floret from inner row is purple (RHS 61A)

Origin & Breeding History: 'CIFZ0014' was bred and developed as part of a controlled breeding program at Syngenta Flowers Inc., in Gilroy, California, USA. It originated from a cross conducted in November 2008 by the breeder, Mark A. Smith, in Amanecer, Columbia, USA, between the variety 'Zanmufive' as the female parent, and the variety 'Braque' as the male parent. The resultant seed was sown in October 2010 in a greenhouse, in Gilroy, California, USA. 'CIFZ0014' was selected in February 2011 based on its flower colour and plant growth habit. The first propagation of 'CIFZ0014' was conducted using asexual reproduction in April 2011, in Gilroy, California, USA.

Tests & Trials: The trial of 'CIFZ0014' was conducted as an outdoor irrigated trial during the fall of 2013 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. It included a total of 15 plants of the candidate variety and 12 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 11, 2013. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'CIFZ0014' with reference varieties 'Barbara' and 'CIFZ0003'

Plant height (cm)

  'CIFZ0014' 'Barbara' 'CIFZ0003'
mean 27.0 32.0 26.8
std. deviation 0.82 1.56 1.74

Leaf length including petiole (cm)

  'CIFZ0014' 'Barbara' 'CIFZ0003'
mean 3.7 3.6 2.4
std. deviation 0.39 0.26 0.31

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

  'CIFZ0014' 'Barbara' 'CIFZ0003'
mean 4.1 3.7 3.4
std. deviation 0.18 0.13 0.14

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

  'CIFZ0014' 'Barbara' 'CIFZ0003'
mean 1.4 1.0 1.1
std. deviation 0.12 0.04 0.09

Ray floret length (cm)

  'CIFZ0014' 'Barbara' 'CIFZ0003'
mean 1.9 1.6 1.6
std. deviation 0.08 0.08 0.10

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'CIFZ0014' 'Barbara' 'CIFZ0003'
inner side 64A-B aging to 70B with 70A tones 70B with 75A ground colour and 70A veins 70B with 70A at margin

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0014' (left) with reference varieties 'Barbara' (centre) and 'CIFZ0003' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0014' (left) with reference varieties 'Barbara' (centre) and 'CIFZ0003' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0014' (left) with reference varieties 'Barbara' (centre) and 'CIFZ0003' (right)

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