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Denomination: 'CHQZ0001'
Trade name: Sassy Red
Botanical Name: Argyranthemum frutescens
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Eric Giesen, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Andijk, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2011-11-01
Application Number: 11-7410
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-09-24
Certificate Number: 4624
Date rights surrendered: 2015-08-21

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Supa1098' (Comet Red)

Summary: The plants of 'CHQZ0001' are shorter than those of 'Supa1098'. The flowers of 'CHQZ0001' are smaller than those of 'Supa1098'. The flower heads of 'CHQZ0001' have less ray florets than those of 'Supa1098'. The lower side of the ray florets of 'CHQZ0001' are brown purple while those of 'Supa1098' are blue pink with streaks of brown purple.


PLANT: upright growth habit, medium to dense, weak anthocyanin colouration present on stem

LEAF: medium to dark green on upper side, depth of marginal incisions on lateral lobe ranging from medium to deep

FLOWER: semi double
RAY FLORET: straight longitudinal axis, two colours, upper side dark purple red (RHS 60A-B) with light green (RHS 149D) at base, lower side brown purple (RHS 186A-B)
DISC: yellow and red at center

Origin & Breeding History: 'CHQZ0001' originated from an open pollinated cross that occurred during the summer of 2007 between the female parent variety 'Meteor Dark Pink' and pollen from an unknown male parent. The new variety was bred and developed by the breeder, an employee of Syngenta in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands, as part of a controlled breeding program. The resultant seed from the cross was sown in a greenhouse in September 2007. In January 2008, a single plant was selected from the progeny based on flower colour and plant habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'CHQZ0001' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2012 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 20 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11 cm pots on April 24, 2012. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 14, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'CHQZ0001' with reference variety 'Supa1098'

Plant height (cm)

  'CHQZ0001' 'Supa1098'
mean 30.5 36.1
std. deviation 1.69 2.19

Flower head diameter (cm)

  'CHQZ0001' 'Supa1098'
mean 2.9 3.3
std. deviation 0.11 0.20

Number of ray florets

  'CHQZ0001' 'Supa1098'
mean 18.3 21.8
std. deviation 1.4 1.0

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'CHQZ0001' 'Supa1098'
lower side 186A-B 186C-D with streaks of 186B

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Argyranthemum: 'CHQZ0001' (left) with reference variety 'Supa1098' (right)

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Argyranthemum: 'CHQZ0001' (left) with reference variety 'Supa1098' (right)

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Argyranthemum: 'CHQZ0001' (left) with reference variety 'Supa1098' (right)

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