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Denomination: 'Bonmadpipa'
Trade name: Madeira 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: 2007-04-12
Application Number: 07-5857
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-05-26
Certificate Number: 3527
Date rights surrendered: 2016-05-26

Variety Description

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

Summary: The plants of 'Bonmadpipa' are shorter than those of 'Cobsing'. 'Bonmadpipa' has larger leaves and lateral leaf lobes than 'Cobsing'. As the ray florets mature, those of 'Bonmadpipa' darken while those of 'Cobsing' remain the same colour. 'Bonmadpipa' has white at the base of the ray florets while 'Cobsing' does.


PLANT: rounded growth habit, short to medium height, dense, stem anthocyanin colouration present

LEAF BLADE: medium length, wide, blue green on upper side
LEAF BLADE LATERAL LOBE: medium to long, medium width, shallow to medium depth marginal incisions

FLOWER: semi-double type, large diameter, early flowering
RAY FLORET: straight curvature of longitudinal axis, medium to long, medium to wide, one coloured on upper side, when newly or fully opened the upper side is light blue violet (RHS 69D) with blue pink (RHS N74D) streaks, when aged the upper side is blue pink (RHS 69C) with violet (RHS 77D) streaks, white at base on upper side, when newly opened the lower side is violet (RHS N74D) with darker violet (RHS 75B) over colour, when fully opened the lower side is light blue violet (RHS 84C)
FLORET DISC: verry small to small diameter, yellow orange

Origin & Breeding History: 'Bonmadpipa' originated from a cross conducted July 28, 2004 at Yellow Rock, New South Wales, Australia as part of a controlled breeding program. The female parent is the proprietary Argyranthemum breeding selection designated 04-64 and the male parent is 04-78. The initial selection was made on April 18, 2005. Asexual propagation since that time has been through the use of vegetative cuttings. 'Bonmadpipa' was selected based on plant growth habit, time of flowering, number of flowers, size of flowers and colour of flowers.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Bonmadpipa' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2008 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11 cm pots on March 19, 2008. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on May 23, 2008. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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

Plant height (cm)

  'Bonmadpipa' 'Cobsing'
mean 21.0 26.5
std. deviation 1.35 1.62

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Bonmadpipa' 'Cobsing'
mean 5.2 3.6
std. deviation 0.34 0.43

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Bonmadpipa' 'Cobsing'
mean 4.0 1.9
std. deviation 0.55 0.30

Lateral lobe length (cm)

  'Bonmadpipa' 'Cobsing'
mean 2.2 1.4
std. deviation 0.23 0.48

Lateral lobe width (cm)

  'Bonmadpipa' 'Cobsing'
mean 0.7 0.3
std. deviation 0.20 0.06

Main colour of upper side of ray floret (RHS)

  'Bonmadpipa' 'Cobsing'
newly opened lighter than 69D, overlaid with streaks of lighter than N74D N/A
fully opened 69D overlaid with streaks of N74C-D 77D
aged 69C overlaid with streaks of lighter than 77D N/A

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

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

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