Denomination: 'Dapasuje'
Trade name: Dahlietta Jenny
Botanical Name: Dahlia
Applicant/Holder: Ball Horticultural Company
622 Town Road
West Chicago, Illinois
United States of America
Breeder: Ball Horticultural Company, West Chicago, 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: 2005-10-12
Application Number: 05-5108
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-09-25
Certificate Number: 2923
Date rights surrendered: 2010-09-20

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Dapaor' (Dahlietta Rachel)

Summary: 'Dapasuje' is taller in plant height than 'Dapaor'. The leaf margin of 'Dapasuje' has fewer and shallower incisions than 'Dapaor'. 'Dapasuje' has a longer peduncle with stronger intensity of anthocyanin colouration than 'Dapaor'. 'Dapasuje' has a larger diameter flower head than 'Dapaor'. The ray floret of 'Dapasuje' is longer than in 'Dapaor'. 'Dapasuje' has a pointed ray floret tip while it is dentate in 'Dapaor'. 'Dapasuje' has a lighter orange flower colour than 'Dapaor'.


PLANT: upright habit
STEM: light green, no anthocyanin colouration

LEAF: compound type, dark green, no wings on petiole, few shallow incisions, weakly rugose texture to upper surface, veins on upper surface raised

FLOWER: strong anthocyanin colouration of the peduncle, position moderately above the foliage, weakly to moderately acute attitude relative to peduncle, decorative daisy-eyed double type, orange red bicolour, sparse to medium density of ray florets
RAY FLORET: reflexing along the longitudinal axis, slight curvature of the distal quarter, weakly concave in u-shape when looking in cross section at the midpoint, lateral margin at the middle is flat, pointed tip, zoned colour pattern, yellow brown (RHS 167C) at apex and along the margins of upper side, red (RHS 46C) in middle and basal area of upper side, yellow brown (RHS 168C-D) with yellow veins of lower side
DISC: small diameter in relation to flower head diameter, yellow colour before and at anther dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Dapasuje' was discovered as a sport of Dahlia 'Figaro Orange Shades' on May 1, 2000 at Rijsenhout, The Netherlands. The initial selection was made on October 1, 2000.

Tests & Trials: Trials were conducted in a polyhouse in the spring/summer of 2006 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 15 plants of the candidate and reference varieties each individually grown in 15cm pots. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 RHS colour chart.

Comparison tables for 'Dapasuje' with reference variety 'Dapaor'

Plant height (cm)

  'Dapasuje' 'Dapaor'
mean 25.8 21.4
std. deviation 1.51 0.82

Ray Floret colour: (RHS)

  'Dapasuje' 'Dapaor'
primary on upper side 167C along margins and apex N30A-B
secondary on upper side 46C blended with N34A at base N/A
primary on lower side 168C-D 30B with yellow veins
secondary on lower side N/A N34B

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Dahlia: 'Dapasuje' (left) with reference variety 'Dapaor' (right)

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