Strawflower / Paper Daisy

Denomination: 'Bondrelaipi'
Trade name: Dreamtime Jumbo Light Pink
Botanical Name: Xerochrysum bracteatum
Applicant/Holder: Bonza Botanicals Pty., Ltd.
244 Singles Ridge Road
Yellow Rock, New South Wales
Breeder: Andrew Berneutz, Silverdale, Australia
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2010-04-06
Application Number: 10-6925
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-09-26
Certificate Number: 4405
Date rights surrendered: 2016-09-23

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'KLEBB05351' (Mohave Dark Rose)

Summary: The plants of 'Bondrelaipi' are shorter in height than those of 'KLEBB05351'. The peduncles of 'Bondrelaipi' are longer than those of 'KLEBB05351'. The buds of 'Bondrelaipi' are white with blue pink while the buds of 'KLEBB05351' are dark purple red with white. 'Bondrelaipi' has a larger flower head diameter than 'KLEBB05351'. The flower heads of 'Bondrelaipi' have many to very many bracts while 'KLEBB05351' has a medium number of bracts. The bracts of 'Bondrelaipi' differ in colour from those of 'KLEBB05351'. The bracts of 'Bondrelaipi' are longer than those of 'KLEBB05351'. The degree of incurving of the bracts of 'Bondrelaipi' is medium while it is absent or very weak in 'KLEBB05351'.


PLANT: semi-erect growth habit, dense
STEM: strong pubescence

LEAF BLADE: broadest part in middle, acute apex, no variegation, medium green on upper side, moderate pubescence on upper and lower side, weak undulation of margin

PEDUNCLE: no branching
BUD: obtuse apex, white (RHS NN155A) with blue pink (RHS 186C) tones on outer bract surface, light yellow brown (RHS 158A) at apex.
FLOWER HEAD: predominantly positioned level with to high above foliage, lower part convex in lateral view, upper part flat in lateral view, many to very many bracts
INVOLUCRE: bi-coloured
BRACT: multi-coloured, no striations, medium degree of incurving
LOWER BRACT: lower third white (RHS NN155D), middle third white (RHS NN155D) with violet tones (RHS 75C-D), upper third violet (RHS 75C) with blue pink (RHS 73A) at apex
UPPER BRACT: middle third white (RHS NN155D), upper third violet (RHS 75C)
PAPPUS: white

Origin & Breeding History: 'Bondrelaipi' originated from a controlled pollination conducted in December 2005, in New South Wales, Australia between the female parent, propriety seedling '05-15' and the male parent, propriety seedling '05-8'. The initial selection was made in August 2006. Selection criteria included flower size, growth habit, foliage size, and stem length.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Bondrelaipi' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2011 at Bioflora Inc., in St. Thomas, Ontario. Trials included 15 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 11.5 cm pots on May 9, 2011. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on July 11, 2011. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Bondrelaipi' with reference variety 'KLEBB05351'

Plant height (cm)

  'Bondrelaipi' 'KLEBB05351'
mean 17.4 20.7
std. deviation 1.49 0.97

Peduncle length (cm)

  'Bondrelaipi' 'KLEBB05351'
mean 7.5 2.8
std. deviation 1.40 1.31

Colour of bud (RHS)

  'Bondrelaipi' 'KLEBB05351'
main NN155A with 186C tones 187C with NN155A at the base
apex 158A 187A

Flower head diameter (cm)

  'Bondrelaipi' 'KLEBB05351'
mean 4.6 2.1
std. deviation 0.39 0.20

Colour of lower bract (RHS)

  'Bondrelaipi' 'KLEBB05351'
middle third NN155D with 75C-D tones 59B
upper third 75C with 73A at apex 59B with 59A at apex

Colour of upper bract (RHS)

  'Bondrelaipi' 'KLEBB05351'
middle third NN155D 59A-B with NN155D at base
upper third 75C 59A-B

Bract length (cm)

  'Bondrelaipi' 'KLEBB05351'
mean 1.5 0.9
std. deviation 0.24 0.09

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Strawflower / Paper Daisy: 'Bondrelaipi' (left) with the reference variety 'KLEBB05351' (right)

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Strawflower / Paper Daisy: 'Bondrelaipi' (left) with the reference variety 'KLEBB05351' (right)

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Strawflower / Paper Daisy: 'Bondrelaipi' (left) with the reference variety 'KLEBB05351' (right)

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