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Denomination: 'Bonmadcher'
Trade name: Madeira Cherry Red
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: 2006-11-30
Application Number: 06-5685
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-07-08
Certificate Number: 3248
Date rights surrendered: 2016-07-08

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'OHMADSANT' (Madeira Deep Rose)

Summary: 'Bonmadcher' has smaller plants with darker green leaf blades and shorter peduncles than 'OHMADSANT. The upper side of aged ray florets of 'Bonmadcher' is blue pink overlaid with strong purple streaks while for 'OHMADSANT', it is lighter blue pink with purple at the base and overall faint purple streaking.


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

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

PEDUNCLE: short to medium length, medium thickness
FLOWER: small diameter, semi-double
RAY FLORET: average of 18.6 per flower, straight along longitudinal axis, short, medium width, 1.8:1 ratio of length to width, purple red on upper side before dehiscence, dark purple red on upper side after dehiscence, blue pink with purple streaks on lower side, blue pink overlaid with strong purple streaks on upper side of aged ray floret
FLORET DISC: dark purple red inner florets and yellow outer florets before dehiscence, yellow orange florets with dark red purple tips after dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Bonmadcher' originated as part of a controlled breeding program from a cross conducted in July 2003 at Yellow Rock in New South Wales, Australia. The female parent was a priority breeding selection designated '03-26', characterized by its' semi-double flower form, medium pink flowers, medium green foliage and mounded growth habit. The male parent consisted of a combination of many proprietary breeding selections designated '03-21' to '03-49', '03-57', 03-133' and '03-148', all characterized by their semi-double flower form, red and pink flowers, various shades of green foliage and various growth habits. Initial selection of 'Bonmadcher' was made in July 2004 based on its' deep flower colour, large flower size, early flowering and less fading of flower colour in comparison to varieties with similar colouring.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Bonmadcher' 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 'Bonmadcher' with reference variety 'OHMADSANT'

Plant height (cm)

  'Bonmadcher' 'OHMADSANT'
mean 22.1 27.8
std. deviation 1.38 2.08

Plant width (cm)

  'Bonmadcher' 'OHMADSANT'
mean 37.4 43.1
std. deviation 2.60 2.25

Peduncle length (cm)

  'Bonmadcher' 'OHMADSANT'
mean 9.8 15.0
std. deviation 1.55 1.99

Colour of aged ray floret (RHS)

  'Bonmadcher' 'OHMADSANT'
upper side 63C overlaid with strong 61B streaks 63D with 61B at base and as faint streaks

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Argyranthemum: 'Bonmadcher' (left) with reference variety 'OHMADSANT' (right)

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Argyranthemum: 'Bonmadcher' (left) with reference variety 'OHMADSANT' (right)

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