Strawflower / Paper Daisy

Denomination: 'Bondreredem'
Trade name: Dreamtime Jumbo Red Ember
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: 10-6927
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-09-26
Certificate Number: 4407
Date rights surrendered: 2015-09-26

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'KLEBB08398' (Mohave Fire)

Summary: The plants of 'Bondreredem' are shorter in height than those of 'KLEBB08398'. The leaf blades of 'Bondreredem' are longer and narrower than those of 'KLEBB08398'. 'Bondreredem' has a larger flower head diameter than 'KLEBB08398'. The pappus of 'Bondreredem' is white while it is yellow in 'KLEBB08398'.


PLANT: erect growth habit, dense
STEM: dense pubescence

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

PEDUNCLE: no branching
BUD: obtuse apex, dark purple red (RHS 185A) with brown purple (RHS 187A) at apex.
FLOWER HEAD: predominantly positioned level with or just above foliage, lower part flat to convex in lateral view, upper part concave in lateral view, many bracts
INVOLUCRE: bi-coloured
BRACT: multi-coloured, no striations, weak to medium degree of incurving
LOWER BRACT: lower third white (RHS NN155D), middle third dark purple red (RHS 53A), upper third dark purple red (RHS 185A) with brown purple at apex (RHS 187A)
UPPER BRACT: middle third yellow (RHS 3A) with orange brown (RHS 34C) towards upper third, upper third orange brown (RHS 34B) with red (RHS 45A) at apex
PAPPUS: white

Origin & Breeding History: 'Bondreredem' originated from a controlled pollination conducted in January 2007, in New South Wales, Australia between the female parent 'Bondrelaipi' and the male parent, propriety seedling '06-30'. The initial selection was made in October 2007. Selection criteria included flower size, foliage size, and stem length.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Bondreredem' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2011 in St. Thomas, Ontario. Trials included 15 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. 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 'Bondreredem' with reference variety 'KLEBB08398'

Plant height (cm)

  'Bondreredem' 'KLEBB08398'
mean 16.1 22.5
std. deviation 1.97 2.06

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Bondreredem' 'KLEBB08398'
mean 10.6 9.2
std. deviation 0.93 0.19

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Bondreredem' 'KLEBB08398'
mean 2.0 2.7
std. deviation 0.18 0.18

Flower head diameter (cm)

  'Bondreredem' 'KLEBB08398'
mean 3.4 2.6
std. deviation 0.34 0.29

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Strawflower / Paper Daisy: 'Bondreredem' (left) with the reference variety 'KLEBB08398' (right)

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Strawflower / Paper Daisy: 'Bondreredem' (left) with the reference variety 'KLEBB08398' (right)

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Strawflower / Paper Daisy: 'Bondreredem' (left) with the reference variety 'KLEBB08398' (right)

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