Denomination: 'Dafjorten'
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: 06-5488
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-07-22
Certificate Number: 3900
Date rights revoked: 2013-11-26

Variety Description


PLANT: upright growth habit, medium height, stem green tinged with brownish red or purple

LEAF: predominantly pinnate, absent or weak wing, medium to long length, medium to broad width, low length to width ratio, medium green, weak glossiness, weakly rugose, raised veins, elliptic shape, acute base, medium to many medium depth incisions on margin

PEDUNCLE: medium length, brownish red

FLOWER HEAD: positioned high above foliage, horizontal attitude, double, no collar segments, small to medium diameter, short to medium height, medium number of ray florets
RAY FLORET: medium length, broad width, low length to width ratio, ribbed upper surface, weakly concave in cross section at mid point, no margin rolling, straight along longitudinal axis, absent or very weak twisting, pointed apex, inner side red purple (more intense than RHS 57A), outer side similar in colour to inner side.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Dafjorten' originated from a cross made in 2003 at Odense, Denmark. The female parent was a proprietary selection designated 00.D073 and the male parent was a proprietary selection designated 00.D074. The breeder selected the new variety from the progeny of this cross on the basis of its compact form and free flowering habit.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Dafjorten' was based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2006/0528, 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: 'Dafjorten'

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Dahlia: 'Dafjorten'

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