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Denomination: 'Supang'
Trade name: Meteor White
Botanical Name: Argyranthemum frutescens
Applicant/Holder: NuFlora International Pty. Ltd.
63 Wills Road
Macquarie Fields, New South Wales
Breeder: Graham Noel Brown, Baulkham Hills, Australia
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2003-03-26
Application Number: 03-3491
Date Withdrawn: 2007-07-31

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Cobwhite' (Comet White Improved) and 'Argyraketis' (Shere Maggy White)

Summary: 'Supang' has a shorter, narrower leaf blade than the reference varieties. 'Supang' has dark grey green leaves while 'Cobwhite' has medium blue green leaves and 'Argyraketis' has light blue green leaves. 'Supang' has a shorter peduncle length than the reference varieties. The ray florets are reflexing along the longitudinal axis for 'Supang' while they are incurving for 'Cobwhite' and straight for 'Argyraketis'. 'Supang' has a lower length to width ratio of the ray florets than 'Cobwhite'.


PLANT: upright bushy growth habit, moderately dense branching, early flowering

LEAF BLADE: base attenuate, apex acute, dark grey green on upper side

PEDUNCLE: very thin in thickness

FLOWER: single, ray floret reflexing along longitudinal axis, ray florets white on upper and lower side, disc yellow orange before and after anther dehiscence.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Supang' was discovered in Cobbity, New South Wales, Australia in September, 2001. The variety was selected for its compact growth habit, early and floriferous flowering and single white flowers.

Tests & Trials: 'Supang' was tested during the spring of 2006 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 15 plants of each variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings transplanted into 15 cm pots on March 30, 2006. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on May 26, 2006. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 RHS colour chart.

Comparison tables for 'Supang' with reference varieties 'Cobwhite' and 'Argyraketis'

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Supang' 'Cobwhite' 'Argyraketis'
mean 3.7 4.6 4.5
std. deviation 0.34 0.29 0.38

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Supang' 'Cobwhite' 'Argyraketis'
mean 1.7 2.6 2.4
std. deviation 0.37 0.43 0.35

Peduncle length (mm)

  'Supang' 'Cobwhite' 'Argyraketis'
mean 6.4 9.7 8.9
std. deviation 0.64 1.47 1.03

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Supang' 'Cobwhite' 'Argyraketis'
mean 4.0 5.1 4.1
std. deviation 0.07 0.12 0.28

Ray floret length to width ratio

  'Supang' 'Cobwhite' 'Argyraketis'
length:width 3:1 3:1 4:1

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Argyranthemum: 'Supang' (left) with reference varieties 'Cobwhite' (center) and 'Argyraketis' (right)

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Argyranthemum: 'Supang' (left) with reference varieties 'Cobwhite' (center) and 'Argyraketis' (right)

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Argyranthemum: 'Supang' (left) with reference varieties 'Cobwhite' (center) and 'Argyraketis' (right)

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