Bonmadcimro

Argyranthemum

Denomination: 'Bonmadcimro'
Trade name: Madeira Crested Primrose
Botanical Name: Argyranthemum
Applicant/Holder: Bonza Botanicals Pty., Ltd.
244 Singles Ridge Road
Yellow Rock, New South Wales
2777
Australia
Breeder: Andrew Berneutz, Silverdale, Australia
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2006-03-09
Application Number: 06-5277
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-07-08
Certificate Number: 3249
Date rights surrendered: 2014-07-08

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Primrose Petite' (Courtyard Daisy Primrose Petite) and 'Argyrayesi' (Shere Maggy Pastel Yellow)

Summary: 'Bonmadcimro' has shorter plants than 'Argyrayesi'. The leaf blades of 'Bonmadcimro' are medium to dark green while those of 'Argyrayesi' are medium blue green and those of 'Primrose Petite' are light to medium gray green. The flowers of Bonmadcimro' are anemone type while those of 'Argyrayesi' are single to semi-double and those of 'Primrose Petite' are semi-double. The upper side of the ray florets of 'Bonmadcimro' is yellow aging to white while for 'Argyrayesi', it is light yellow fading to light yellow green and for 'Primrose Petite', it is very light yellow green. 'Bonmadcimro' has larger and lighter yellow floret discs after dehiscence than either reference variety.

Description:

PLANT: upright bushy growth habit, short to medium height, medium width, medium foliage density

LEAF BLADE: short to medium length, narrow, attenuate base, cuspidate apex, medium to dark green
LEAF BLADE LATERAL LOBE: short, narrow

PEDUNCLE: short to medium length, thin to medium thickness
FLOWER: medium diameter, anemone type
RAY FLORET: straight along longitudinal axis, medium length, medium width, 2.7:1 ratio of length to width, more yellow than white on upper side before dehiscence, white on upper side after dehiscence, white on lower side
FLORET DISC: yellow before dehiscence, lighter yellow after dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Bonmadcimro' originated as part of a controlled breeding program from a cross conducted on November 15, 2003 at Yellow Rock in New South Wales, Australia. The female parent was a priority breeding selection designated '02-282', characterized by its' anemone flower form, medium and dark yellow flowers, medium green foliage and very compact, mounded growth habit. The male parent was Argyranthemum variety 'Pacargone' (Pacific Gold), characterized by its' anemone flower form, medium and dark yellow flowers, medium green foliage and compact, mounded growth habit. Initial selection of 'Bonmadcimro' was made on May 4, 2004 based on its' flower form, flower colour and very early flowering combined with other good, general characteristics.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Bonmadcimro' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2007 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trials included 15 plants per variety. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 15 cm pots on March 23, 2007. Measured characteristics were based on measurements taken from 10 plants or parts of plants on June 5, 2007. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'Bonmadcimro' with reference varieties 'Primrose Petite' and 'Argyrayesi'

Plant height (cm)

  'Bonmadcimro' 'Primrose Petite' 'Argyrayesi'
mean 21.6 21.5 27.8
std. deviation 1.63 1.15 1.09

Colour of upper side of ray floret (RHS)

  'Bonmadcimro' 'Primrose Petite' 'Argyrayesi'
before dehiscence more yellow than 155C lighter than 1D more yellow than 2C
after dehiscence 155C lighter than 1D lighter than 2C

Colour of aged ray floret (RHS)

  'Bonmadcimro' 'Primrose Petite' 'Argyrayesi'
upper side 155C lighter than 1D lighter than 2C

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'Bonmadcimro' 'Primrose Petite' 'Argyrayesi'
lower side 155C more yellow than 157C whiter than 1D

Colour of floret disc (RHS)

  'Bonmadcimro' 'Primrose Petite' 'Argyrayesi'
before dehiscence 12A 12A 14B
after dehiscence 7C-D 12A 14A

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Bonmadcimro
Argyranthemum: 'Bonmadcimro' (left) with reference varieties 'Primrose Petite' (centre) and 'Argyrayesi' (right)

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Argyranthemum: 'Bonmadcimro' (left) with reference varieties 'Primrose Petite' (centre) and 'Argyrayesi' (right)

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