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Denomination: 'Bonmadchebon'
Trade name: Candy Cherry Bon Bon
Botanical Name: Argyranthemum
Applicant/Holder: Bonza Botanicals Pty., Ltd.
244 Singles Ridge Road
Yellow Rock, New South Wales
Breeder: Andrew Berneutz, Silverdale, Australia
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2006-03-20
Application Number: 06-5331
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-07-08
Certificate Number: 3247
Date rights surrendered: 2011-07-19

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'OHAR01245' (Madeira Double Pink)

Summary: The plants of 'Bonmadchebon' are smaller with denser foliage than those of 'OHAR01245'. 'Bonmadchebon' has smaller diameter flowers with smaller floret discs than 'OHAR01245'. The upper side of the aged flower of 'Bonmadchebon' is light blue pink on the outer ray florets and purple red on the inner ray florets whereas for 'OHAR01245', it is purple.


PLANT: upright bushy growth habit, medium to tall, medium to broad, medium to dense foliage

LEAF BLADE: medium to long, narrow, attenuate base, cuspidate apex, medium green
LEAF BLADE LATERAL LOBE: short, very narrow to narrow

PEDUNCLE: medium length, medium thickness
FLOWER: medium diameter, double
RAY FLORET: straight along longitudinal axis, medium length, very narrow to narrow, 3.8:1 ratio of length to width, purple red underlaid with blue pink on upper side after dehiscence, light blue pink with white and light blue violet on lower side, light blue pink on upper side of outer florets of aged flower, purple red on upper side of inner florets of aged flower
FLORET DISC: yellow before dehiscence, yellow orange after dehiscence, purple red disc petaloids

Origin & Breeding History: 'Bonmadchebon' originated as part of a controlled breeding program from a cross conducted on October 8, 2003 at Yellow Rock in New South Wales, Australia. The female parent was a priority breeding selection designated '03-130', characterized by its' anemone flower form, dark pink flowers, medium gray green foliage and upright, open growth habit. The male parent was another proprietary breeding selection designated '03-147', characterized by its' single flower form, reddish pink flowers, medium green foliage and open, uneven growth habit. Initial selection of 'Bonmadchebon' was made on May 4, 2004 based on its' flower colour combined with other good general characteristics.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Bonmadchebon' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2007 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trials included 15 plants per variety. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 15 cm pots on March 23, 2007. Measured characteristics were based on measurements taken from 10 plants or parts of plants on May 25, 2007. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Bonmadchebon' with reference variety 'OHAR01245'

Plant height (cm)

  'Bonmadchebon' 'OHAR01245'
mean 26.3 34.1
std. deviation 1.89 1.48

Plant width (cm)

  'Bonmadchebon' 'OHAR01245'
mean 41.5 49.4
std. deviation 1.71 2.40

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Bonmadchebon' 'OHAR01245'
mean 4.0 4.6
std. deviation 0.16 0.32

Floret disc diameter (mm)

  'Bonmadchebon' 'OHAR01245'
mean 5.1 11.3
std. deviation 0.99 0.82

Colour of upper side of aged ray floret (RHS)

  'Bonmadchebon' 'OHAR01245'
outer ray floret 65C-D 61A
inner ray floret N57D as dark as N57A 61A

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Argyranthemum: 'Bonmadchebon' (left) with reference variety 'OHAR01245' (right)

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Argyranthemum: 'Bonmadchebon' (left) with reference variety 'OHAR01245' (right)

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