Denomination: 'Zanmuchic'
Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum
Applicant/Holder: Van Zanten Breeding B.V.
Lavendelweg 15
1435 EW
Breeder: Henricus C. M. Jacobs, Van Zanten Breeding B.V., Rijsenhout, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2015-09-21
Application Number: 15-8723
Grant of Rights Date: 2016-12-09
Certificate Number: 5397
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2036-12-09

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Bacardi'

Summary: The angle between the primary lateral shoot and the stem of 'Zanmuchic' is medium size whereas the angle is small for 'Bacardi'. Just before opening, the outer side of the flower bud is gray for 'Zanmuchic' whereas the flower bud of 'Bacardi' is light green. The length of the peduncle of 'Zanmuchic' is short to medium length whereas the peduncle of 'Bacardi' is very short to short.


PLANT: tall, non-bushy type, six weeks response time to flowering when grown with precise day length control
STEM: green

STIPULE: large
PETIOLE: moderately upwards attitude, short relative to leaf length
LEAF: moderately upwards attitude, medium length (including petiole), medium width, medium length to width ratio, medium length of terminal lobe relative to leaf length, medium depth of lowest lateral sinus, margins of lowest lateral sinus are overlapping, base is predominantly rounded, weak glossiness of upper side, dark green on upper side
LEAF MARGIN: medium number of incisions, medium to deep incisions

INFLORESCENCE: cylindrical form, narrow at widest point, medium size angle between primary lateral shoot and stem, upright to semi-upright attitude of lateral flower heads
PEDUNCLE: short to medium length
FLOWER BUD: outer side is gray (RHS 157B) just before opening
FLOWER HEAD: medium number per stem, semi-double daisy type, medium diameter on non-disbudded plants, low to medium height on non-disbudded plants, very few to few rows of ray florets, few to medium number of ray florets
RAY FLORET: only ligulate type, attitude of basal part is moderately ascending, ribbed upper surface, very short to short corolla tube, profile in cross-section at widest point is weakly concave, rolling of margin is weakly revolute along basal half, distal half is weakly to moderately incurved in longitudinal-section, short to medium length, medium to broad, low length to width ratio, mamillate tip, white (RHS NN155C) on inner side, colour of outer side is similar to colour of inner side
DISC: medium sized diameter, medium diameter relative to flower head diameter, slightly domed in cross-section, yellowish green with no dark spot at center before anther dehiscence, medium yellow colour group at anther dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Zanmuchic' was bred and developed by the breeder, Henricus Cornelius Maria Jacobs, an employee of Van Zanten Breeding B.V., in Rijsenhout, Netherlands. It originated from a controlled cross conducted in April 2009, in Valkenburg, Netherlands, between a proprietary seedling designated '40548', as the female parent, and a proprietary seedling designated '48342', as the male parent. 'Zanmuchic' was selected in April 2010 for its daisy-type inflorescence, white flower colour with green disc florets, numerous flower stems, and good uptake of absorption dyes by flowers. Asexual propagation of 'Zanmuchic' by vegetative cuttings was first conducted in June 2010, in Valkenburg, Netherlands.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Zanmuchic' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2014/0071, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, in Angers, France. The trial was conducted by the National Institute of Agricultural Botany in Cambridge, United Kingdom, in 2014. The colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison table for 'Zanmuchic' with reference variety 'Bacardi'

Colour of flower bud just before opening (RHS)

  'Zanmuchic' 'Bacardi'
outer side 157B 145C

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Chrysanthemum: 'Zanmuchic'

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