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Denomination: 'Bonmadcipi'
Trade name: Madeira Crested Light 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: 06-5274
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-07-08
Certificate Number: 3251
Date rights surrendered: 2010-08-27

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Argyminpifri' (Molimba Mini Pink Frizzle)

Summary: 'Bonmadcipi' has narrower plants with sparser foliage than 'Argyminpifri'. The flowers of 'Bonmadcipi' are anemone type while those of 'Argyminpifri' are double. Before and after dehiscence, the upper side of the ray florets of 'Bonmadcipi' is violet with streaks of blue pink while it is light blue violet with violet tones for 'Argyminpifri'. 'Bonmadcipi' has a larger diameter floret disc than 'Argyminpifri'.


PLANT: upright bushy growth habit, short to medium height, narrow, medium foliage density

LEAF BLADE: short to medium length, medium width, attenuate base, cuspidate apex, medium green (new foliage is blue green)
LEAF BLADE LATERAL LOBE: short to medium length, narrow to medium width

PEDUNCLE: short to medium length, medium thickness
FLOWER: very small to small diameter, anemone type
RAY FLORET: straight along longitudinal axis, very short, narrow to medium width, 1.8:1 ratio of length to width, violet with blue pink streaks on upper side before and after dehiscence, violet with light blue violet streaks on lower side, white on upper side when aged
FLORET DISC: yellow inner discs and blue pink outer discs before dehiscence, white enlarged discs after dehiscence
PISTIL/ANTHER: yellow orange

Origin & Breeding History: 'Bonmadcipi' originated as part of a controlled breeding program from a cross conducted on May 29, 2002 at Yellow Rock in New South Wales, Australia. The female parent was a priority breeding selection designated '01-191', characterized by its' anemone flower form, medium pink flowers, medium green foliage and compact, upright growth habit. The male parent was another proprietary breeding selection designated '01-19', characterized by its' slight anemone flower form, white flowers, medium green foliage and very compact, upright growth habit. Initial selection of 'Bonmadcipi, was made on May 29, 2003 based on its' flower form and colour combination, early flowering and compact growth habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Bonmadcipi' 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 26, 2007. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Bonmadcipi' with reference variety 'Argyminpifri'

Plant width (cm)

  'Bonmadcipi' 'Argyminpifri'
mean 26.4 37.2
std. deviation 2.84 6.33

Colour of ray floret before and after dehiscence (RHS)

  'Bonmadcipi' 'Argyminpifri'
upper side 75B with N74C-D streaks 69C with 75C tones
lower side 75B with 76D streaks 69B-C

Colour of floret disc (RHS)

  'Bonmadcipi' 'Argyminpifri'
before dehiscence 9A inner discs & N74C-D outer discs 14A
after dehiscence 155B enlarged discs 69B-C petaloid discs

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Argyranthemum: 'Bonmadcipi' (left) with reference variety 'Argyminpifri' (right)

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