Denomination: 'CIFZ0015'
Trade name: Jacqueline Pink Improved
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: 13-7956
Grant of Rights Date: 2015-02-18
Certificate Number: 4986
Date rights surrendered: 2016-02-18

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Synjac Pinka' (Jacqueline Pink) and 'Yoursula' (Ursula)

Summary: Just before opening, the flower bud of 'CIFZ0015' is brown purple with yellow green at the base whereas the flower bud of 'Synjac Pinka' is violet with a blue pink tip and light blue violet and white at the base, and the flower bud of 'Yoursula' is violet with some lighter violet tones. On non-disbudded plants, 'CIFZ0015' has a taller flower head than 'Yoursula'. The colour of the inner side of the ray floret of 'CIFZ0015' is purple aging to violet with blue pink over colour whereas the inner side of the ray floret is blue pink with violet ground colour aging to lighter blue pink and violet for 'Synjac Pinka' and violet with darker violet streaks for 'Yoursula'. The colour of the outer side of the ray floret of 'CIFZ0015' is light blue violet with blue pink and purple at the apex and light blue violet at the base whereas the outer side of the ray floret is violet with white at the base for 'Synjac Pinka' and violet for 'Yoursula'.


PLANT: garden chrysanthemum, bushy type, hemispherical growth habit, dense branching, many flower heads
STEM: green with purple at base of leaf nodes

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 shape of base is obtuse, weak glossiness of upper side, medium to dark green on upper side, few indentations of margin, shallow indentations of margin

FLOWER BUD: just before opening outer side is brown purple (RHS 186A) with yellow green at base
FLOWER HEAD: double type, medium to dense ray florets
RAY FLORET: ligulate type, medium length corolla tube, weakly convex in cross-section at widest point, weakly revolute margins at mid-section, longitudinal axis ranges from straight to weakly incurved along distal quarter, medium length to width ratio, dentate tip, inner side is purple (RHS 70A-B) aging to violet (RHS 75A) with blue pink (RHS N74C-D) over colour, colour of outer side is markedly different from colour of inner side; outer side has light blue violet (RHS 76D) ground colour with blue pink (RHS N74C) apex, light blue violet (RHS 76D) middle, and light blue violet (RHS 76D) base; in comparison to ray floret from inner row the colours of the inner and outer sides are similar

Origin & Breeding History: 'CIFZ0015' 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 variety 'Synjac Peafus'. It was discovered in November 2009 by the breeder, Mark A. Smith, in Alva, Florida, USA. 'CIFZ0003' selection was based on its flower colour. The first propagation of 'CIFZ0015' was conducted using asexual reproduction in January 2010, in Alva, Florida, USA.

Tests & Trials: The trial of 'CIFZ0015' 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 12, 2013. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'CIFZ0015' with reference varieties 'Synjac Pinka' and 'Yoursula'

Colour of flower bud just before opening (RHS)

  'CIFZ0015' 'Synjac Pinka' 'Yoursula'
outer side 186A with yellow-green at base 75A and N74D at tip with 76D and white at base 75C with some 75D tones

Flower height (non-disbudded plants) (cm)

  'CIFZ0015' 'Synjac Pinka' 'Yoursula'
mean 1.6 1.5 1.1
std. deviation 0.12 0.11 0.08

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'CIFZ0015' 'Synjac Pinka' 'Yoursula'
inner side 70A-B aging to 75A ground colour with N74C-D over colour 71D and 72D with 75A-B ground colour aging to 75A and N74D 75C-D with streaks of 75B
outer side 76D ground colour with N74C,70B at apex and 76D at base 75A and 77D with NN155C at base whiter than 75D

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0015' (left) with reference varieties 'Synjac Pinka' (centre) and 'Yoursula' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0015' (left) with reference varieties 'Synjac Pinka' (centre) and 'Yoursula' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'CIFZ0015' (left) with reference varieties 'Synjac Pinka' (centre) and 'Yoursula' (right)

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