Bonmadpinkim

Argyranthemum

Denomination: 'Bonmadpinkim'
Trade name: Madeira Pink Improved
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: 06-5280
Date Withdrawn: 2008-06-06

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'OHAR01240' (Madeira Pink)

Summary: The foliage of 'Bonmadpinkim' is more sparse than that of 'OHAR01240'. The leaf blades of 'Bonmadpinkim' are light blue green while those of 'OHAR01240' are light to medium green. 'Bonmadpinkim' has more ray florets per flower and smaller diameter floret discs than 'OHAR01240'. Before and half way through dehiscence, the colour of the upper side of the ray florets for 'Bonmadpinkim' is blue pink with darker blue pink inner ray florets while for 'OHAR01240', it is blue pink with a purple base. Before dehiscence, the inner florets of the floret disc are dark purple red for 'Bonmadpinkim' while they are yellow orange for 'OHAR01240'.

Description:

PLANT: upright bushy growth habit, medium to tall, broad, sparse to medium foliage density

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

PEDUNCLE: short to medium length, medium thickness
FLOWER: medium to broad diameter, anemone type
RAY FLORET: average of 27.2 per flower, straight with slight reflexing along longitudinal axis, medium length, medium width, 2.5:1 ratio of length to width, blue pink outer florets and darker blue pink inner florets on the upper side before and half way through dehiscence, blue pink with darker blue pink base on lower side, violet with darker violet base on upper side when aged
FLORET DISC: dark purple red inner florets before dehiscence, white with dark purple red tips (which fade with aging) after dehiscence
POLLEN/ANTHER: yellow orange

Origin & Breeding History: 'Bonmadpinkim' originated as part of a controlled breeding program from a cross conducted on October 17, 2003 at Yellow Rock in New South Wales, Australia. The female parent was a priority breeding selection designated '03-68', characterized by its' single flower form, dark pink flowers, medium green foliage and mounded growth habit. The male parent was another proprietary breeding selection designated '02-207', characterized by its' single flower form, light pink flowers, medium green foliage and mounded growth habit. Initial selection of 'Bonmadpinkim' was made on May 4, 2004 based on its' large flower size and early flowering combined with other good general characteristics.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Bonmadpinkim' 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 May 28, 2007. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'Bonmadpinkim' with reference variety 'OHAR01240'

Number of ray florets per flower

  'Bonmadpinkim' 'OHAR01240'
mean 27.2 21.8

Colour of upper side of ray floret before dehiscence until 1/2 way through dehiscence(RHS)

  'Bonmadpinkim' 'OHAR01240'
outer floret N66D N74C with N74B base
inner floret N66C N74C with N74B base

Floret disc diameter (cm)

  'Bonmadpinkim' 'OHAR01240'
mean 14.2 16.3
std. deviation 0.79 1.06

Colour of floret disc (RHS)

  'Bonmadpinkim' 'OHAR01240'
before dehiscence 185A inner discs 14A
after dehiscence 155A with 185A tips (fading with age) 12A, N155B

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Argyranthemum: 'Bonmadpinkim' (left) with reference variety 'OHAR01240' (right)

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Argyranthemum: 'Bonmadpinkim' (left) with reference variety 'OHAR01240' (right)

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