Bonmad 11276

Argyranthemum

Denomination: 'Bonmad 11276'
Trade name: Madeira Crested Violet 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: 2014-11-13
Application Number: 14-8477
Grant of Rights Date: 2016-09-07
Certificate Number: 5326
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2036-09-07

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Bonmadmerlo' (Madeira Crested Merlot)

Summary: The plants of 'Bonmad 11276' are shorter than the plants of 'Bonmadmerlo'. The plant density of 'Bonmad 11276' is medium to dense whereas the density is sparse to medium for 'Bonmadmerlo'. The stem of 'Bonmad 11276' has no anthocyanin colouration whereas the stem of 'Bonmadmerlo' has anthocyanin colouration. The flower head of 'Bonmad 11276' has fewer ray florets than the flower head of 'Bonmadmerlo'. The main colour of the inner side of the ray floret of 'Bonmad 11276' is violet whereas the ray floret of 'Bonmadmerlo' is dark purple red. The main colour of the outer side of the ray floret of 'Bonmad 11276' is violet whereas the ray floret of 'Bonmadmerlo' is purple. The inner side of the disc floret of 'Bonmad 11276' is light blue pink with blue pink overtones whereas the disc floret of 'Bonmadmerlo' is dark purple red.

Description:

PLANT: rounded growth habit, density is medium to dense, begins flowering early
STEM: no anthocyanin colouration

LEAF: dark green on upper side
LATERAL LEAF LOBE: shallow marginal incisions

FLOWER HEAD: anemone type
RAY FLORET: straight to reflexed along longitudinal axis, main colour of inner side is violet (RHS 75B-C), secondary colour of inner side is white (RHS 155B) at base, outer side is violet (RHS 75C)
DISC FLORET: inner side is light blue pink (RHS 75D) with blue pink (RHS 73A) overtones

Origin & Breeding History: 'Bonmad 11276' originated from a cross pollination conducted in October 2010 in New South Wales, Austalia as part of a controlled breeding program. The cross involved the proprietary breeding selection designated '09-60', as the female parent, and the proprietary breeding selection designated '08-109', as the male parent. 'Bonmad 11276' was initially selected in July 2011 for its crested flower form, minimal flower colour fading, and overall appearance that matches the Madeira commercial series for growth habit, early flowering, and flower size. Asexual reproduction of 'Bonmad 11276' is through the use of vegetative cuttings.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial of 'Bonmad 11276' was conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2015 at BioFlora Inc. 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 15 cm pots on May 11, 2015. The observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants or parts of plants of each variety on June 17, 2015. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'Bonmad 11276' with reference variety 'Bonmadmerlo'

Plant height (cm)

  'Bonmad 11276' 'Bonmadmerlo'
mean 22.3 29.5
std. deviation 0.74 1.35

Number of ray florets per flower head (count)

  'Bonmad 11276' 'Bonmadmerlo'
mean 17.0 23.4
std. deviation 0.71 1.67

Main colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'Bonmad 11276' 'Bonmadmerlo'
inner side 75B-C more purple than 53A
outer side 75C 60C

Colour of disc floret (RHS)

  'Bonmad 11276' 'Bonmadmerlo'
inner side 75D with 73A overtones closest to 53A

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Argyranthemum: 'Bonmad 11276' (left) with reference variety 'Bonmadmerlo' (right)

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Argyranthemum: 'Bonmad 11276' (left) with reference variety 'Bonmadmerlo' (right)

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Argyranthemum: 'Bonmad 11276' (left) with reference variety 'Bonmadmerlo' (right)

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