Title:
Chrysanthemum plant named ‘Jasoda Dark Pink Imp’
United States Patent PP26689


Abstract:
A new and distinct cultivar of Chrysanthemum plant named ‘Jasoda Dark Pink Imp’, characterized by its compact, upright, outwardly spreading and rounded plant habit; moderately vigorous growth habit; freely branching habit; dense and full plant habit; uniform and freely flowering habit; small decorative-type inflorescences with dark pink-colored ray florets; and excellent garden performance.



Inventors:
Pieters, Dirk (Oostnieuwkerke, BE)
Application Number:
14/121556
Publication Date:
05/03/2016
Filing Date:
09/17/2014
Assignee:
Paraty B.V.B.A. (Oostinieuwkerke, BE)
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A01H5/02
Field of Search:
PLT/292, PLT/291
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Primary Examiner:
Bell, Kent L.
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Whealy C. A.
Claims:
It is claimed:

1. A new and distinct Chrysanthemum plant named ‘Jasoda Dark Pink Imp’ as illustrated and described.

Description:

Botanical designation: Chrysanthemum×morifolium.

Cultivar denomination: ‘JASODA DARK PINK IMP’.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to a new and distinct cultivar of Chrysanthemum plant, botanically known as Chrysanthemum×morifolium, and hereinafter referred to by the name ‘Jasoda Dark Pink Imp’.

The new Chrysanthemum plant is a product of a planned breeding program conducted by the Inventor in Oostnieuwkerke, Belgium. The objective of the breeding program is to create new freely flowering Chrysanthemum plants with unique and attractive ray floret coloration.

The new Chrysanthemum plant is a naturally-occurring whole plant mutation of Chrysanthemum×morifolium ‘Jasoda Dark Pink’, not patented. The new Chrysanthemum plant was discovered and selected by the Inventor as a single flowering plant from within a population of plants of ‘Jasoda Dark Pink’ in a controlled greenhouse environment in Oostnieuwkerke, Belgium in October, 2012.

Asexual reproduction of the new Chrysanthemum plant by vegetative cuttings was first conducted in a controlled greenhouse environment in Oostnieuwkerke, Belgium in January, 2013. Asexual reproduction by cuttings has shown that the unique features of this new Chrysanthemum plant are stable and reproduced true to type in successive generations.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

Plants of the new Chrysanthemum have not been observed under all possible combinations of environmental conditions and cultural conditions. The phenotype may vary somewhat with variations in environmental conditions such as temperature, daylength and light intensity, without, however, any variance in genotype.

The following traits have been repeatedly observed and are determined to be the unique characteristics of ‘Jasoda Dark Pink Imp’. These characteristics in combination distinguish ‘Jasoda Dark Pink Imp’ as a new and distinct Chrysanthemum plant:

    • 1. Compact, upright, outwardly spreading and rounded plant habit; moderately vigorous growth habit.
    • 2. Freely branching habit; dense and full plant habit.
    • 3. Uniform and freely flowering habit.
    • 4. Small decorative-type inflorescences with dark pink-colored ray florets.
    • 5. Excellent garden performance.

Plants of the new Chrysanthemum differ primarily from the parent, ‘Jasoda Dark Pink’, primarily in ray floret color as plants of the new Chrysanthemum have softer and lighter pink-colored ray florets than plants of ‘Jasoda Dark Pink’. In addition, plants of the new Chrysanthemum are more compact than plants of ‘Jasoda Dark Pink’.

Plants of the new Chrysanthemum can also be compared to plants of Chrysanthemum×morifolium ‘Barbara Dark Pink’, not patented. In side-by-side comparisons conducted in Oostnieuwkerke, Belgium, plants of the new Chrysanthemum differed from plants of ‘Barbara Dark Pink’ in the following characteristics:

    • 1. Plants of the new Chrysanthemum had smaller leaves than plants of ‘Barbara Dark Pink’.
    • 2. Plants of the new Chrysanthemum flowered later than plants of ‘Barbara Dark Pink’.
    • 3. Plants of the new Chrysanthemum and ‘Barbara Dark Pink’ differed in inflorescence form as plants of ‘Barbara Dark Pink’ had pompon-type inflorescences.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE PHOTOGRAPH

The accompanying photograph illustrates the overall appearance of the new Chrysanthemum plant showing the colors as true as it is reasonably possible to obtain in colored reproductions of this type. Colors in the photograph may differ slightly from the color values cited in the detailed botanical description which accurately describe the colors of the new Chrysanthemum plant.

The photograph comprises a side perspective view of a typical flowering plant of ‘Jasoda Dark Pink Imp’ grown in a container.

DETAILED BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION

The aforementioned photograph and following observations and measurements describe plants grown in 19-cm containers during the spring in an outdoor nursery in Oostnieuwkerke, Belgium and under cultural practices typical of commercial Chrysanthemum production. During the production of the plants, day temperatures ranged from 25° C. to 30° C. and night temperatures ranged from 15° C. to 20° C. Plants were grown under natural season conditions and were 20 weeks old when the photograph and detailed description were taken. In the following description, color references are made to The Royal Horticultural Society Colour Chart, 2005 Edition, except where general terms of ordinary dictionary significance are used.

  • Botanical classification: Chrysanthemum×morifolium ‘Jasoda Dark Pink Imp’.
  • Parentage: Naturally-occurring whole plant mutation of Chrysanthemum×morifolium ‘Jasoda Dark Pink’, not patented.
  • Propagation:
      • Type.—Terminal vegetative cuttings.
      • Time to initiate roots, summer.—About 14 days at temperatures about 20° C.
      • Time to initiate roots, winter.—About 20 days at temperatures about 20° C.
      • Time to produce a rooted young plant, summer.—About 30 days at temperatures about 20° C.
      • Time to produce a rooted young plant, winter.—About 40 days at temperatures about 20° C.
      • Root description.—Fine, fibrous; light brown in color.
      • Rooting habit.—Freely branching; medium density.
  • Plant description:
      • Plant and growth habit.—Perennial decorative-type Chrysanthemum; compact plant habit with stems upright and outwardly spreading giving a uniformly rounded appearance to the plant; plants roughly spherical; very freely branching habit, about 25 primary lateral branches develop, each primary lateral branch with multiple secondary branches; pinching enhances lateral branch development; dense and full plant habit; moderately vigorous growth habit; plants flexible, not brittle.
      • Plant height.—About 35 cm.
      • Plant width.—About 50 cm.
      • Lateral branches.—Length: About 25 cm. Diameter: About 2 mm to 3 mm. Internode length: About 1 cm. Strength: Strong, flexible. Texture: Fine pubescent; longitudinally ridged. Color: Close to 144A.
      • Leaves.—Arrangement: Alternate, simple. Length: About 2.5 cm to 4 cm. Width: About 1.5 cm to 2 cm. Apex: Rounded to cuspidate. Base: Attenuate. Margin: Palmately lobed and serrate, sinuses between lateral lobes divergent to parallel. Texture, upper and lower surfaces: Slightly pubescent. Color: Developing leaves, upper surface: Close to 137C. Developing leaves, lower surface: Close to 137D. Fully expanded leaves, upper surface: Close to N137C; venation, close to 148C. Fully expanded leaves, lower surface: Close to 147B; venation, close to 147B to 147C. Petioles: Length: About 1 cm. Diameter: About 2 mm. Texture, upper and lower surfaces: Pubescent; slightly rough. Color, upper surface: Close to 146C. Color, lower surface: Close to 146D.
  • Inflorescence description:
      • Appearance.—Decorative inflorescence form; inflorescences borne on terminals above foliar plane; disc and ray florets arranged acropetally on a capitulum; inflorescences horizontal to peduncle axis.
      • Fragrance.—Slightly fragrant, pungent.
      • Flowering response.—Under natural season conditions, plants flower in late September in Belgium; flowering response time, about six weeks.
      • Postproduction longevity.—Inflorescences maintain good color and substance for about five weeks in an outdoor nursery; inflorescences persistent.
      • Quantity of inflorescences.—About 20 inflorescences develop per lateral branch.
      • Inflorescence buds.—Height: About 4 mm. Diameter: About 7 mm. Shape: Globular. Color: Close to 144A and 137C.
      • Inflorescence diameter.—About 4 cm.
      • Inflorescence depth (height).—About 2 cm.
      • Disc diameter.—About 3 mm.
      • Receptacle diameter.—About 3 mm.
      • Receptacle height.—About 2.5 mm to 3 mm.
      • Receptacle color.—Close to 144B.
      • Ray florets.—Length: About 5 mm to 10 mm. Width: About 3 mm. Shape: Oval. Apex: Rounded. Base: Attenuate. Margin: Entire. Aspect: Mostly flat. Texture, upper and lower surfaces: Smooth, glabrous. Number of ray florets per inflorescence: About 150 arranged in about ten whorls. Color: When opening, upper surface: Close to 72B. When opening, lower surface: Close to 70B. Fully opened, upper surface: Close to 77B; color becoming closer to 76B with development. Fully opened, lower surface: Close to N82C; color becoming closer to 76B with development.
      • Disc florets.—Length: About 3 mm. Diameter: About 0.5 mm to 1 mm. Shape: Tubular; apices acute. Number of disc florets per inflorescence: About 50 massed at the center of the inflorescence. Color: Apex: Close to 144C. Mid-section: Close to 5B. Base: Close to 145D.
      • Phyllaries.—Number of phyllaries per inflorescence: About 25 arranged in two or three whorls. Length: About 4 mm to 6 mm. Width: About 2 mm to 3 mm. Shape: Ovate. Apex: Rounded. Base: Rounded to truncate. Margin: Entire. Texture, upper and lower surfaces: Smooth, glabrous. Color, upper surface: Close to 137A. Color, lower surface: Close to N137B.
      • Peduncles.—Length, terminal peduncle: About 4 cm. Length, fourth peduncle: About 6 cm. Length, seventh peduncle: About 8 cm. Diameter: About 2 mm. Angle: About 30° from vertical. Strength: Moderately strong. Texture: Slightly pubescent. Color: Close to 146B.
      • Reproductive organs.—Androecium: Not observed. Gynoecium: Not observed.
      • Seeds and fruits.—Seed and fruit production have not been observed on plants of the new Chrysanthemum.
  • Disease & pest resistance: Resistance to pathogens and pests common to Chrysanthemums has not been observed on plants of the new Chrysanthemum grown under commercial conditions.
  • Garden performance: Plants of the new Chrysanthemum have demonstrated excellent garden performance and will tolerate temperatures ranging from about 0° C. to about 45° C.