|Trade name:||Madeira Crested Hot Pink|
Bonza Botanicals Pty., Ltd.
244 Singles Ridge Road
Yellow Rock, New South Wales
Andrew Berneutz, Silverdale, Australia
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2016-09-07|
|Grant of Rights Termination Date:||2036-09-07|
Variety used for comparison: 'Bonmadmerlo' (Madeira Crested Merlot)
Summary: The plant and leaf of 'Bonmad 11277' are shorter than those of 'Bonmadmerlo'. The plant density of 'Bonmad 11277' is medium to dense whereas the density is sparse to medium for 'Bonmadmerlo'. The main colour of the inner side of the ray floret of 'Bonmad 11277' is light blue pink with purple to blue pink overtones whereas the ray floret of 'Bonmadmerlo' is dark purple red. The main colour of the outer side of the ray floret of 'Bonmad 11277' is light blue pink with purple to blue pink overtones whereas the ray floret of 'Bonmadmerlo' is purple. The inner side of the disc floret of 'Bonmad 11277' is purple whereas the disc floret of 'Bonmadmerlo' is dark purple red.
PLANT: upright to rounded growth habit, density is medium to dense, begins flowering early
STEM: anthocyanin colouration is present
LEAF: dark green on upper side
LATERAL LEAF LOBE: shallow marginal incisions
FLOWER HEAD: anemone type
RAY FLORET: staight to reflexed along longitudinal axis, main colour of inner and outer side is light blue pink (RHS 75D) with purple to blue pink (RHS 71C-D) overtones, secondary colour of inner side is white (RHS 155B) and located at base
DISC FLORET: inner side is purple (RHS 71B-C)
Origin & Breeding History: 'Bonmad 11277' 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 '05-135', as the male parent. 'Bonmad 11277' 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 11277' is through the use of vegetative cuttings.
Tests & Trials: The comparative trial of 'Bonmad 11277' 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 11277' with reference variety 'Bonmadmerlo'
Plant height (cm)
Leaf length (cm)
Main colour of ray floret (RHS)
|inner side||75D with 71C-D overtones||more purple than 53A|
|outer side||75D with 71C-D overtones||60C|
Colour of disc floret (RHS)
|inner side||71B-C||closest to 53A|
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