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Denomination: 'ACBZ0003'
Botanical Name: Achillea millefolium
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Participations AG
Rosentalstrasse 67
P.O. Box CH-4058
Breeder: Har Stemkens, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Enkhuizen, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2016-10-18
Provisional Protection:: 2016-10-18
Application Number: 16-9031
Grant of Rights Date: 2020-09-09
Certificate Number: 6266
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2040-09-09

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Desred' (Desert Red)

Summary: The upper side of the leaf blade of 'ACBZ0003' is dark green whereas it is medium green for 'Desred'. When mature, the ray floret of 'ACBZ0003' is purple whereas it is dark purple red for 'Desred'.


PLANT: semi-erect attitude
STEM: herbaceous, ramification present, medium green, pubescent

LEAF: alternate arrangement
LEAF BLADE: rounded apex, dark green on upper side, dark grey green on lower side, lacerate incisions

INFLORESCENCE: corymb type, approximately 90 to 110 flowers per corymb
PEDICEL: pubescent, light green, no anthocyanin colouration
RAY FLORET: broad obovate shape, purple (RHS 64A) fading to lighter purple (RHS 64B) when aged
DISC: floret is yellow (RHS 9A)

Origin & Breeding History: 'ACBZ0003' was bred and developed by the breeder, Har Stemkens, while employed by Syngenta Seeds B.V. in Enkhuizen, Netherlands. It originated from an open pollinated cross between 'L4332-1', as the proprietary female parent variety, and an unknown male parent variety in August 2009 in Enkhuizen, Netherlands. The new variety, 'ACBZ0003', was selected on July 5, 2010 in Enkhuizen based on its compact plant growth habit, early and long flowering period, and stable flower colour. Asexual propagation by cuttings of 'ACBZ0003' was first conducted on July 6, 2010 in Enkhuizen, Netherlands.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'ACBZ0003' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2016/2035, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, in Angers, France. The trial was conducted in 2017 by the Naktuinbouw, in Roelofarendsveen, Netherlands. The colour determinations were made using the 2015 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison table for 'ACBZ0003' with reference variety 'Desred'

Colour of ray floret when mature (RHS)

  'ACBZ0003' 'Desred'
main 64A 53B

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