|Trade name:||Sassy Red|
|Botanical Name:||Argyranthemum frutescens|
Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Eric Giesen, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Andijk, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2013-09-24|
|Date rights surrendered:||2015-08-21|
Variety used for comparison: 'Supa1098' (Comet Red)
Summary: The plants of 'CHQZ0001' are shorter than those of 'Supa1098'. The flowers of 'CHQZ0001' are smaller than those of 'Supa1098'. The flower heads of 'CHQZ0001' have less ray florets than those of 'Supa1098'. The lower side of the ray florets of 'CHQZ0001' are brown purple while those of 'Supa1098' are blue pink with streaks of brown purple.
PLANT: upright growth habit, medium to dense, weak anthocyanin colouration present on stem
LEAF: medium to dark green on upper side, depth of marginal incisions on lateral lobe ranging from medium to deep
FLOWER: semi double
RAY FLORET: straight longitudinal axis, two colours, upper side dark purple red (RHS 60A-B) with light green (RHS 149D) at base, lower side brown purple (RHS 186A-B)
DISC: yellow and red at center
Origin & Breeding History: 'CHQZ0001' originated from an open pollinated cross that occurred during the summer of 2007 between the female parent variety 'Meteor Dark Pink' and pollen from an unknown male parent. The new variety was bred and developed by the breeder, an employee of Syngenta in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands, as part of a controlled breeding program. The resultant seed from the cross was sown in a greenhouse in September 2007. In January 2008, a single plant was selected from the progeny based on flower colour and plant habit.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'CHQZ0001' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2012 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 20 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11 cm pots on April 24, 2012. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 14, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'CHQZ0001' with reference variety 'Supa1098'
Plant height (cm)
Flower head diameter (cm)
Number of ray florets
Colour of ray floret (RHS)
|lower side||186A-B||186C-D with streaks of 186B|
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