G13518

Dahlia

Denomination: 'G13518'
Trade name: Dahlightful Georgia Peach
Botanical Name: Dahlia pinnata
Applicant/Holder: GardenGenetics LLC
131 Mendel's Way
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
16823
United States of America
Breeder: Michael S. Uchneat, Uchneat, Micheal S., Bellefonte, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2015-03-26
Application Number: 15-8553

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Mystic Fantasy'

Summary: The plants of 'G13518' are shorter than the plants of 'Mystic Fantasy'. The leaves of 'G13518' are predominantly simple type whereas the leaves of 'Mystic Fantasy' are predominantly pinnate type. The colour of the upper side of the leaf of 'G13518' is medium to dark green whereas the upper side of the leaf of 'Mystic Fantasy' is green tinged with purple to purple. The flower head of 'G13518' is semi-double type with smaller ray florets than the flower head of 'Mystic Fantasy' which is single type. The inner side of the ray floret of 'G13518' does not have a tertiary colour whereas the inner side of the ray floret of 'Mystic Fantasy' has red tertiary colour located at the base.

Description:

PLANT: upright growth habit
STEM: purple

LEAF: predominantly simple type, absent or very weak prominence of wing, upper side is medium to dark green, medium degree of glossiness on upper side, smooth or weakly rugose surface texture, raised veins
LEAFLET: ovate to elliptic shape, acute base, few to medium number of medium deep incisions along margin (excluding lobes)

PEDUNCLE: brownish red
FLOWER HEAD: positioned moderately above foliage, horizontal attitude, semi-double daisy type, no collar segments, medium to many ray florets
RAY FLORET: in cross-section weakly concave and weakly convex at mid-point and at three quarter point from base, no rolling of margin, longitudinal axis is weakly incurved and reflexed along distal quarter, absent or very weak twisting, retuse and emarginate apex
RAY FLORET (INNER SIDE): more than two keels, mainly yellow (RHS 9A-B) with orange red (RHS 39B) and orange (RHS 25A-B) secondary colour distributed as a flush and diffuse stripes on distal half and along marginal zone
RAY FLORET (OUTER SIDE): colour is similar (but lighter) when compared to colour of inner side
DISC: medium diameter relative to flower head diameter, yellow to orange before and at anther dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'G13518' was bred and developed by the breeder, Michael S. Uchneat, of GardenGenetics LLC, in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, USA. It originated from a controlled cross conducted in October 2012, between the proprietary breeding line designated '3169-1-5M-2', as the female parent, and the proprietary breeding line designated '3169-1-5M-1', as the male parent. From the resulting progeny, 'G13518' was selected for its vigorous, upright and freely branching plant growth habit, dark green to bronze colour and appearance of foliage, free flowering habit, flower colour, and flower size. 'G13518' was first propagated by terminal cuttings, in August 2013, in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, USA.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'G13518' was conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2016 at BioFlora Inc., in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 20 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15.0 cm pots on April 15, 2016. The observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants, or parts of plants, of each variety on May 25, 2016. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'G13518' with reference variety 'Mystic Fantasy'

Plant height (cm)

  'G13518' 'Mystic Fantasy'
mean 35.3 43.6
std. deviation 2.00 3.56

Ray floret length (cm)

  'G13518' 'Mystic Fantasy'
mean 2.9 3.2
std. deviation 0.13 0.22

Ray floret width (cm)

  'G13518' 'Mystic Fantasy'
mean 2.2 2.4
std. deviation 0.11 0.10

Tertiary colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'G13518' 'Mystic Fantasy'
inner side N/A 46B

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Dahlia: 'G13518' (left) with reference variety 'Mystic Fantasy' (right)

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Dahlia: 'G13518' (left) with reference variety 'Mystic Fantasy' (right)

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Dahlia: 'G13518' (left) with reference variety 'Mystic Fantasy' (right)

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