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Denomination: 'Bonmadre'
Trade name: Madeira Red
Botanical Name: Argyranthemum
Applicant/Holder: Bonza Botanicals Pty., Ltd.
244 Singles Ridge Road
Yellow Rock, New South Wales
Breeder: Andrew Bernuetz, Bonza Botanicals Pty., Ltd., Yellow Rock, Australia
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2009-03-16
Application Number: 09-6526
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-09-14
Certificate Number: 4175
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2029-09-14

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Supa742' (Meteor Red) and 'Supa1098' (Comet Red)

Summary: The plants of 'Bonmadre' are shorter than the plants of the reference varieties. The leaf of 'Bonmadre' is shorter and narrower than the leaves of the reference varieties. The lateral leaf lobe of 'Bonmadre' has absent or very shallow margin incisions while the lateral lobe of 'Supa742' has shallow to medium depth incisions and the lateral lobe of 'Supa1098' has medium to deep incisions.


PLANT: upright rounded growth habit, dense, stem anthocyanin colouration present

LEAF: upper side medium green, lateral lobe with absent or very shallow incisions

FLOWER: semi-double
RAY FLORET: straight along longitudinal axis, upper side dark purple red (RHS 60A-B), aging to lighter purple red (RHS 60B-C), yellow green (RHS 1C) secondary colour at base, lower side blue pink (RHS 186C) with streaks of brown purple (RHS 186B)
DISC FLORET: red before anther dehiscence, yellow orange after anther dehiscence.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Bonmadre' originated from a cross conducted from June 2005 to July 2005 at Yellow Rock, New South Wales, Australia. The female parent was a proprietary selection designated O5-5, characterized by its single flower form, dark pink flower colour, medium green foliage and upright growth habit. The male parent was a bulk pollen mix of proprietary breeding lines characterized by their single flower form, dark red and deep pink flower colours, medium green foliage colour and compact and upright growth habits. The initial selection was made on August 29, 2006 and propagation since that time has been through the use of vegetative cuttings. Selection criteria included flower colour and minimal flower colour fading with age.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Bonmadre' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2010 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trials included a total of 15 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11 cm pots on April 30, 2010. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 8, 2010. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Bonmadre' with reference varieties 'Supa742' and 'Supa1098'

Plant height (cm)

  'Bonmadre' 'Supa742' 'Supa1098'
mean 15.6 17.7 27.5
std. deviation 1.68 2.33 1.57

Leaf length (cm)

  'Bonmadre' 'Supa742' 'Supa1098'
mean 4.3 5.8 7.4
std. deviation 0.34 0.64 0.73

Leaf width (cm)

  'Bonmadre' 'Supa742' 'Supa1098'
mean 2.9 3.7 4.7
std. deviation 0.41 0.42 0.64

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'Bonmadre' 'Supa742' 'Supa1098'
upper side 60A-B, aging to 60B-C 61A (more purple than) 60A, aging to 60A-B
lower side 186C streaked with 186B 186A-B 186C streaked with 186B

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Argyranthemum: 'Bonmadre' (left) with reference varieties 'Supa742' (centre) and 'Supa1098' (right)

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Argyranthemum: 'Bonmadre' (left) with reference varieties 'Supa742' (centre) and 'Supa1098' (right)

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