|Trade name:||Makenna Orange|
|Botanical Name:||Chrysanthemum ×morifolium|
Syngenta Participations AG
Mark Smith, Syngenta Flowers, Inc., Gilroy, United States of America
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2015-02-18|
|Date rights surrendered:||2016-02-18|
Variety used for comparison: 'Yoashley' (Ashley)
Summary: The plants of 'CIFZ0026' are broader than the plants of 'Yoashley'. Relative to the leaf length, the length of the terminal leaf lobe of 'CIFZ0026' is very long while the terminal leaf lobe of 'Yoashley' is short. The depth of the lowest lateral sinus of the leaf is deep for 'CIFZ0026' while the lowest lateral sinus of 'Yoashley' is shallow. On non-disbudded plants, the flower head of 'CIFZ0026' is larger in diameter with a longer ray floret than the flower head of 'Yoashley'. The shape of the tip of the ray floret is dentate for 'CIFZ0026' while the tip of the ray floret is rounded for 'Yoashley'. The colour of the inner side of the ray floret of 'CIFZ0026' is yellow brown with a brown red apex whereas the colour of the ray floret of 'Yoashley' is orange brown with brown red toned over colour. In comparison to the colour of the inner side of the ray floret, the colour of the outer side of the ray floret of 'CIFZ0026' is markedly different whereas the colour of the outer side of the ray floret of 'Yoashley' is similar.
PLANT: garden chrysanthemum, bushy type, semi-upright growth habit, dense branching, many flower heads
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 very long, lowest lateral sinus is deep, margins of lowest lateral sinus are diverging and parallel, predominant shape of base is acute, absent or weak glossiness of upper side, dark green on upper side, few to medium number of indentations of margin, medium depth of indentations of margin
FLOWER BUD: brown red (more brown than RHS 180A) just before opening
FLOWER HEAD: double type, dense ray florets
RAY FLORET: ligulate type, two keels on upper surface, absent or very short corolla tube, flat in cross section at widest point, no rolling of margins, longitudinal axis is straight, medium length to width ratio, dentate tip, inner side is yellow brown (closest to RHS 167B-C) with brown red (closest to RHS 179B) apex, colour of outer side is markedly different from colour of inner side, outer side is yellow orange (RHS 16C), in comparison to ray floret from inner row the colours of the inner and outer sides are similar
Origin & Breeding History: 'CIFZ0026' 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 August 2008 by the breeder, Mark A. Smith, in Amanecer, Columbia, USA, between the proprietary line designated '06-M131' as the female parent, and the proprietary line designated '04-M277' as the male parent. The resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse in June 2009, in Alva, Florida, USA. 'CIFZ0026' was selected in November 2009 based on its flower colour and plant growth habit.
Tests & Trials: The trial of 'CIFZ0026' 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 October 6, 2013. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'CIFZ0026' with reference variety 'Yoashley'
Plant width (cm)
Flower head diameter (non-disbudded plants) (cm)
Ray floret length (cm)
Colour of ray floret (RHS)
|inner side||closest to 167B-C with closest to 179B at apex||closest to 169A with over colour of 179A-B tones|
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