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Denomination: 'Argyminpifi'
Trade name: Molimba Mini Fizzle Pink
Botanical Name: Argyranthemum frutescens
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Ánna M.W.P. Houbraken, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Enkhuizen, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2005-11-29
Application Number: 05-5186
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-06-08
Certificate Number: 2772
Date rights surrendered: 2009-08-03

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Summer Melody'

Summary: 'Argyminpifi' has a shorter plant height and narrower plant width than 'Summer Melody'. 'Argyminpifi' has wider leaves which are dark green in colour while the leaves of 'Summer Melody' are medium grey green in colour. 'Argyminpifi' has a shorter peduncle length than 'Summer Melody'. 'Argyminpifi' has a lighter flower colour than 'Summer Melody'.


PLANT: bushy, compact growth habit, dense branching, early flowering, long flowering period

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

PEDUNCLE: medium in thickness

FLOWER: double, ray floret slightly reflexing along longitudinal axis, outer ray florets light blue pink to light blue violet on upper and lower side, no disc present.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Argyminpifi' originated from an open pollinated cross conducted in a field trial during the spring of 2000, in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. The female parent was a proprietary seedling selection and the male parent was an unidentified selection from Argyranthemum frutescens. In September 2000 the resultant seeds were harvested and sown in a greenhouse. These seedlings were transplanted in April 2001 in a field trial in Enkhuizen. Plant selection was carried out in August 2001 based on compact growth habit without the use of growth regulators, early and continuous flowering, pink double flowers and dark foliage. A single plant was selected from the population and vegetatively propagated by cuttings.

Tests & Trials: 'Argyminpifi' 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 'Argyminpifi' with reference variety 'Summer Melody'

Plant height (cm)

  'Argyminpifi' 'Summer Melody'
mean 11.6 20.0
std. deviation 1.27 1.63

Plant width (cm)

  'Argyminpifi' 'Summer Melody'
mean 24.9 32.1
std. deviation 1.58 2.98

Leaf width (cm)

  'Argyminpifi' 'Summer Melody'
mean 2.7 1.5
std. deviation 0.30 0.28

Peduncle length (mm)

  'Argyminpifi' 'Summer Melody'
mean 4.5 9.2
std. deviation 1.36 2.40

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Argyminpifi' 'Summer Melody'
mean 4.4 5.0
std. deviation 0.16 0.26

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'Argyminpifi' 'Summer Melody'
upper side 73D to 69C-D (outer florets) 75C (outer florets), 72C-D (central florets)
lower side 73D to 69C-D (outer florets) 75C with white at base

Colour of aged ray floret (RHS)

  'Argyminpifi' 'Summer Melody'
upper side 69D (more white than) 75C, fading to 155A at apex

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Argyranthemum: 'Argyminpifi' (left) with reference variety 'Summer Melody' (right)

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Argyranthemum: 'Argyminpifi' (left) with reference variety 'Summer Melody' (right)

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Argyranthemum: 'Argyminpifi' (left) with reference variety 'Summer Melody' (right)

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