Denomination: 'Dafemten'
Botanical Name: Dahlia
Applicant/Holder: Dalina ApS
Grönnegyden 105
DK - 5270
Odense N
Breeder: Jan Skjold Knudsen, Odense N, Denmark
Agent in Canada: Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
R.R. #2
Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 2006-06-01
Application Number: 06-5483
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-07-22
Certificate Number: 3899
Date rights revoked: 2012-11-30

Variety Description


PLANT: semi-upright growth habit, short, stem green tinged with brownish red or purple

LEAF: predominantly pinnate, moderate wing, short to medium length, narrow to medium width, low to medium length to width ratio, medium green, medium glossiness, weakly rugose, raised veins, elliptic shape, acute base, few to medium number of medium depth incisions on margin

PEDUNCLE: short, green tinged with brownish red or purple

FLOWER HEAD: positioned moderately above foliage, horizontal attitude, double, no collar segments, small diameter, short to medium height, medium density of ray florets
RAY FLORET: short to medium length, very broad, very low to low length to width ratio, ribbed upper surface, strongly concave in cross section at mid point, weakly involute margin rolling at basal three quarters, incurving longitudinal axis, weak curvature at distal quarter, absent or very weak twisting, mamillate apex, two colours on inner side, main colour yellow orange (RHS 22A) with slight red tinge, secondary colour red (RHS 42A) positioned at base in flushed pattern, outer side red (RHS 42B) with yellow along ribs.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Dafemten' originated from a cross made in 2001 at Odense, Denmark. The female parent was a proprietary selection designated 01.200A and the male parent was the variety 'Daen'. The breeder selected the new variety from the progeny of this cross on the basis of compact form and free flowering habit.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Dafemten' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2006/0529, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office in Angers, France. The trials were conducted by The National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) in Cambridge, United Kingdom, in 2007. Colour determinations were made using the 1986 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Dahlia: 'Dafemten'

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Dahlia: 'Dafemten'

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