|Trade name:||Molimba Mini Fizzle Pink|
|Botanical Name:||Argyranthemum frutescens|
Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Ánna M.W.P. Houbraken, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Enkhuizen, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2007-06-08|
|Date rights surrendered:||2009-08-03|
Variety used for comparison: 'Summer Melody'
Summary: 'Argyminpifi' has a shorter plant height and narrower plant width than 'Summer Melody'. 'Argyminpifi' has wider leaves which are dark green in colour while the leaves of 'Summer Melody' are medium grey green in colour. 'Argyminpifi' has a shorter peduncle length than 'Summer Melody'. 'Argyminpifi' has a lighter flower colour than 'Summer Melody'.
PLANT: bushy, compact growth habit, dense branching, early flowering, long flowering period
LEAF BLADE: base attenuate, apex cuspidate, dark green on upper side
PEDUNCLE: medium in thickness
FLOWER: double, ray floret slightly reflexing along longitudinal axis, outer ray florets light blue pink to light blue violet on upper and lower side, no disc present.
Origin & Breeding History: 'Argyminpifi' originated from an open pollinated cross conducted in a field trial during the spring of 2000, in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. The female parent was a proprietary seedling selection and the male parent was an unidentified selection from Argyranthemum frutescens. In September 2000 the resultant seeds were harvested and sown in a greenhouse. These seedlings were transplanted in April 2001 in a field trial in Enkhuizen. Plant selection was carried out in August 2001 based on compact growth habit without the use of growth regulators, early and continuous flowering, pink double flowers and dark foliage. A single plant was selected from the population and vegetatively propagated by cuttings.
Tests & Trials: 'Argyminpifi' 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 'Argyminpifi' with reference variety 'Summer Melody'
Plant height (cm)
Plant width (cm)
Leaf width (cm)
Peduncle length (mm)
Flower diameter (cm)
Colour of ray floret (RHS)
|upper side||73D to 69C-D (outer florets)||75C (outer florets), 72C-D (central florets)|
|lower side||73D to 69C-D (outer florets)||75C with white at base|
Colour of aged ray floret (RHS)
|upper side||69D (more white than)||75C, fading to 155A at apex|
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