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Denomination: 'Bonmadcink'
Trade name: Madeira Crested Violet
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: 06-5276
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-07-08
Certificate Number: 3250
Date rights surrendered: 2016-07-08

Variety Description

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

Summary: 'Bonmadcink' has shorter plants with denser foliage than 'OHAR01245'. The flowers of 'Bonmadcink' are anemone type while those of 'OHAR01245' are double. 'Bonmadcink' has broader ray florets than 'OHAR01245'. The upper side of the ray florets of 'Bonmadcink is purple to blue pink underlaid with light blue violet and matures to blue pink while for 'OHAR01245', it is purple fading to white from the mid-section to the base and matures to purple to blue pink.


PLANT: upright bushy growth habit, short to medium height, medium to wide, dense foliage

LEAF BLADE: medium length, medium width, attenuate base, cuspidate apex, medium to dark green
LEAF BLADE LATERAL LOBE: medium length, narrow

PEDUNCLE: short, thin to medium thickness
FLOWER: medium diameter, anemone type
RAY FLORET: reflexed along longitudinal axis, medium length, medium width, 2.5:1 ratio of length to width, purple to blue pink underlaid with light blue violet on upper side before dehiscence, blue pink underlaid with lighter blue pink on upper side after dehiscence, violet on lower side, violet with darker blue pink base on upper side when aged
FLORET DISC: disc florets are dark purple red with white base before dehiscence, enlarged disc florets are initially white with blue pink on tube margins only and mature to blue pink after dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Bonmadcink' originated as part of a controlled breeding program from a cross conducted on January 25, 2002 at Yellow Rock in New South Wales, Australia. The female parent was a priority breeding selection designated '01-157', characterized by its' double flower form, medium pink flowers, medium green foliage and compact, mounded growth habit. The male parent was Argyranthemum variety 'Supalight' (Bright Carmine), characterized by its' single flower form, dark pink flowers, medium green foliage and upright growth habit. Initial selection of 'Bonmadcink' was made on May 29, 2003 based on its' flower form and colour combination, early flowering and compact growth habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Bonmadcink' 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 'Bonmadcink' with reference variety 'OHAR01245'

Plant height (cm)

  'Bonmadcink' 'OHAR01245'
mean 19.5 34.1
std. eviation 1.28 1.48

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'Bonmadcink' 'OHAR01245'
before dehiscence N74B-C underlaid with 69D 61A/64B fading to white from mid-section to base
after dehiscence N74C with 72C tones 64B-C

Colour of aged ray floret (RHS)

  'Bonmadcink' 'OHAR01245'
upper side 75B-C with N74C base 61A

Colour of lower side of ray floret (RHS)

  'Bonmadcink' 'OHAR01245'
lower side 75B-C 70C

Disc florets

  'Bonmadcink' 'OHAR01245'
RHS initially 155B with 72C on margins of tube aging to 72C 155A

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

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