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Denomination: 'Bonmadfropi'
Trade name: Madeira Frosted 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: 2006-11-30
Application Number: 06-5686
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-07-08
Certificate Number: 3255
Date rights surrendered: 2011-07-19

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Cobsing' (Comet Pink)

Summary: 'Bonmadfropi' has smaller plants and narrower ray florets than 'Cobsing'. The upper side of the ray florets of 'Bonmadfropi' is purple underlaid with white and a white base while for 'Cobsing', it is violet with darker violet tones. The upper side of the aged ray florets is white with blue pink streaks for 'Bonmadfropi' whereas for 'Cobsing', it is light blue violet. The floret disc of 'Bonmadfropi' is yellow orange while for 'Cobsing', it is yellow orange flecked with red.


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

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

PEDUNCLE: short to medium length, medium thickness
FLOWER: medium to broad diameter, semi-double
RAY FLORET: average of 20.2 per flower, straight along longitudinal axis, medium length, narrow to medium width, 3.0:1 ratio of length to width, purple underlaid by white and a white base on upper side, blue pink on lower side, white with streaks of lighter blue pink on upper side of aged ray floret
FLORET DISC: yellow orange before dehiscence, yellow after dehiscence
POLLEN: yellow orange

Origin & Breeding History: 'Bonmadfropi' originated as part of a controlled breeding program from a cross conducted in October 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 red pink flowers, medium green foliage and mounded growth habit with an open centre. The male parent was another proprietary breeding selection designated '03-184', characterized by its' light pink and speckled flowers, medium green foliage and mounded growth habit. Initial selection of 'Bonmadfropi' was made on May 4, 2004 based on its' flower colour, large flower size, early flowering and high number of inflorescences.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Bonmadfropi' 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 28, 2007. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Bonmadfropi' with reference variety 'Cobsing'

Plant height (cm)

  'Bonmadfropi' 'Cobsing'
mean 25.5 31.1
std. deviation 1.63 1.64

Plant width (cm)

  'Bonmadfropi' 'Cobsing'
mean 41.1 51.1
std. deviation 1.97 3.10

Ray floret width (mm)

  'Bonmadfropi' 'Cobsing'
mean 0.5 0.7

Colour of ray florets (RHS)

  'Bonmadfropi' 'Cobsing'
upper side 67A underlaid with 155C and 155C base 75C with 75B tones
lower side N66C-D 75C

Colour of aged ray florets (RHS)

  'Bonmadfropi' 'Cobsing'
upper side N155B with N66D streaks 76D

Colour of floret disc (RHS)

  'Bonmadfropi' 'Cobsing'
before dehiscence 14A 15A with red flecks

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Argyranthemum: 'Bonmadfropi' (left) with reference variety 'Cobsing' (right)

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