|Trade name:||Comet White Improved|
|Botanical Name:||Argyranthemum frutescens|
NuFlora International Pty. Ltd.
63 Wills Road
Macquarie Fields, New South Wales
Mal Morgan, NuFlora International Pty. Ltd., Macquarie Fields, Australia
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2007-06-04|
|Date rights surrendered:||2014-06-04|
Variety used for comparison: 'Argyraketis' (Shere Maggy White)
Summary: 'Cobwhite' has a taller plant height than 'Argyraketis'. 'Cobwhite' has darker leaf colour than 'Argyraketis'. 'Cobwhite' has a larger flower diameter than 'Argyraketis'. The longitudinal axis of the ray floret is incurving for 'Cobwhite' while it is straight for 'Argyraketis'. 'Cobwhite' has a smaller length to width ratio of the ray floret than 'Argyraketis'.
PLANT: upright bushy growth habit, moderately dense branching, early flowering
LEAF BLADE: base attenuate, apex acute, medium blue green on upper side
PEDUNCLE: very thin
FLOWER: single, ray floret incurving along longitudinal axis, ray floret white on upper and lower side, disc yellow orange before and after anther dehiscence.
Origin & Breeding History: 'Cobwhite' was discovered in Encinitas, California, USA in May, 2002. The variety was selected for its compact growth habit, early and floriferous flowering and white flowers.
Tests & Trials: 'Cobwhite' was tested during the spring of 2006 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 15 plants of each variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings transplanted into 15 cm pots on March 30, 2006. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on May 26, 2006. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 RHS colour chart.
Comparison tables for 'Cobwhite' with reference variety 'Argyraketis'
Plant height (cm)
Flower diameter (cm)
Ray floret length to width ratio
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