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Denomination: 'Bonmadepi'
Trade name: Madeira Deep Pink
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: 2006-03-09
Application Number: 06-5273
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-07-08
Certificate Number: 3254
Date rights surrendered: 2012-09-06

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Supasat' (Miss Pink)

Summary: 'Bonmadepi' has taller plants with longer, darker blue green leaf blades than 'Supasat'. After dehiscence, the upper side of the ray florets of 'Bonmadepi' is purple underlaid with violet while for 'Supasat', it is blue pink underlaid with violet.


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

LEAF BLADE: long to very long, broad, attenuate base, cuspidate apex, dark blue green
LEAF BLADE LATERAL LOBE: medium to long, medium width

PEDUNCLE: medium to long, medium thick
FLOWER: medium to broad diameter, semi-double
RAY FLORET: average of 21.2 per flower, straight along longitudinal axis, medium length, medium width, 2.5:1 ratio of length to width, purple apex with white base on upper side before dehiscence, purple underlaid with violet on upper side after dehiscence, violet with streaks of purple on lower side, violet overlaid with purple on upper side when aged
POLLEN: yellow orange

Origin & Breeding History: 'Bonmadepi' originated as part of a controlled breeding program from a cross conducted on October 10, 2003 at Yellow Rock in New South Wales, Australia. The female parent was a priority breeding selection designated '03-166', characterized by its' single flower form, deep pink red flowers, medium green foliage and mounded growth habit with an open center. The male parent was another proprietary breeding selection designated '03-184', characterized by its' single flower form, light pink flowers with white near the disk, medium green foliage and mounded growth habit. Initial selection of 'Bonmadepi' was made on May 4, 2004 based on its' flower colour, large flower size, early flowering and floriferousness.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Bonmadepi' 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 'Bonmadepi' with reference variety 'Supasat'

Plant height (cm)

  'Bonmadepi' 'Supasat'
mean 34.8 29.4
std. deviation 1.69 1.84

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Bonmadepi' 'Supasat'
mean 8.2 6.9
std. deviation 0.56 0.78

Colour of upper side of ray floret (RHS)

  'Bonmadepi' 'Supasat'
before dehiscence 71B-C apex with 155B base N74C apex with 155B base
after dehiscence 71B underlaid with 75D N74C underlaid with 75D

Colour of aged ray floret (RHS)

  'Bonmadepi' 'Supasat'
upper side 75B-D overlaid with 71B-C 76D overlaid with weak 75B

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'Bonmadepi' 'Supasat'
lower side 75B with 64B streaks 76D overlaid with 75B

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Argyranthemum: 'Bonmadepi' (left) with reference variety 'Supasat' (right)

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Argyranthemum: 'Bonmadepi' (left) with reference variety 'Supasat' (right)

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