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Chrysanthemum plant named `Refocus`
PP11621 Chrysanthemum plant named `Refocus`
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Inventor: Noodelijk
Date Issued: November 7, 2000
Application: 09/149,300
Filed: September 9, 1998
Inventors: Noodelijk; Robert (Woubrugge, NL)
Assignee:
Primary Examiner: Locker; Howard J.
Assistant Examiner:
Attorney Or Agent: Parkhurst & Wendel, L.L.P.
U.S. Class: PLT/286
Field Of Search: Plt/286; Plt/298
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Abstract: A chrysanthemum plant named Refocus characterized by its small sized blooms with purple ray florets and green-yellow disc florets.
Claim: I claim:

1. A new and distinct variety of chrysanthemum plant as described and illustrated.
Description: The present invention is related to theplants in the following co-pending applications:

______________________________________ Application no. Filing Date Title ______________________________________ 09/149,299 29/09/98 Pink Refocus 09/149,460 09/09/98 Red Refocus 09/149,657 09/09/98 White Refocus ______________________________________

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The new plant of the present invention comprises a new and distinct cultivar of chrysanthemum plant that was discovered and selected as one flowering plant within the progeny of a cross of a female parent chrysanthemum cultivar named `Recette`(not patentd) and a male parent chrysanthemum named `Rex` (not patented) by Rob Noodelijk in May, 1992.

The first act of asexual reproduction of Refocus was accomplished when vegetative cuttings were taken from the initial selection in August, 1992 in a controlled environment in Ter Aar, Holland.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention is a new and distinct variety of chrysanthemum bearing small sized blooms with purple ray florets and green-yellow disc florets.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The present invention of a new and distinct variety of chrysanthemum is shown in the accompanying drawings, the color being as nearly true as possible with color photographs of this type.

FIG. 1 shows the stem of the cultivar in full bloom.

FIG. 2 shows the various stages of bloom and foliage of the new cultivar.

DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

This new variety of chrysanthemum is of the botanical classification Dendranthema grandiflora. When grown in the vicinity of Ter Aar, Holland, it has a response time of approximately 8 weeks. This new variety produces small sized blooms withpurple ray florets and green-yellow disc florets having a 3 week performance (i.e., vase life of 21 days). This new variety of chrysanthemum has been found to retain its distinctive characteristics throughout successive propagations. However, thephenotype may vary significantly with variations in environment such as light intensity and temperature. To show the phenotype as described Refocus and be planted year round under greenhouse conditions in Holland.

The following is a description of the plant and characteristics that distinguish Refocus as a new and distinct variety.

The color designations (color designations are from the R.H.S. Colour Chart) are taken from the plant itself. Accordingly, any discrepancies between the color designations and the colors depicted in the photographs are due to photographictolerances.

______________________________________ Botanical Description of Refocus, Pink Refocus, Red Refocus and White Refocus ______________________________________ CULTIVAR REFOCUS ______________________________________ Bud Size medium, cross section.+-. 1.2 cm, height .+-. 1.2 cm Outside Color red-purple 70A Bloom Size small Fully Expanded 4-4 1/2 cm Borne upper portion single flower per peduncle, lower portion plural flower per peduncle Number of Blooms per average of 10 single stem Peduncle Lengths near the top .+-. 10 cm, near the middle 20 cm, near the bottom 20 cm Peduncle Lateral Shoot, medium Attachment Peduncle Lateral Shoot, 30.degree.-35.degree. Angle Form single (daisy) Performance (blooming good, 21 days(18.degree.-20.degree. C.) period) Color Center of Flower/disc floret yellow-green 145A at an early stage of inflorescence, mature yellow-orange 14B Color of upper surface red-purple 71C of the majority of the ray-florets Color of lower surface purple violet 80D of the majority of the ray-florets Tonality from Distance a small purple daisy Discoloration ray florets to red-purple 72D Pollen yellow-orange 14A Ray florets Texture upper side dmooth, under side smooth Number 35-40 (2-3rows) Cross-section concave Longitudinal axis of majority straight Shape of tip pointed Fragrance typical chrysanthemum Disc Diameter small to medium (1.0-1.2 cm) Reproductive Organs Stamen (present in disc yellow-green, thin, .+-. 4 mm inlength florets only) Pollen present, abundant Styles (present in both yellow-green, thin ray and disc florets) Style length .+-. 4 mm Stigmas yellow Stigma Width .+-. 1 mm Ovaries enclosed in calyx Plant Growth short to medium Height .+-.95-100 cm Stem color yellow-green 146B Stem Strength strong Stem Brittleness present Stem Anthocyanin Coloration absent Internodes short (1.5-2.0 cm) Flowering Response 8 weeks (photoperiodic controlled crop, no natural growing) Foliage Color upperside yellow-green 147A underside yellow-green 147B Size length 9 cm, width 6 cm Quantity (per single stem) 28-32 Shape egg-shaped Texture fleshy Ribs and Veins both ribs and veins well developed Edge crenated Shape of Base of Sinus round Between Lateral Lobes Margin of Sinus Between converging Lateral Lobes Shape of Base rounded Apex mucronate Year of Discovery 1992 ______________________________________ CULTIVAR PINK REFOCUS ______________________________________ Bud Size medium, cross section .+-. 1.2 cm, height .+-. 1.2 cm Outside Color red-purple 58B Bloom Size small Fully Expanded 4-5 cm Borne upper portion single flower per peduncle, lower portion plural flower per peduncle Number of Blooms per averageof 10 single stem Peduncle Lengths near the top .+-. 10 cm, near the middle 20 cm, near the bottom 20 cm Peduncle Lateral Shoot, medium to strong Attachment Peduncle Lateral Shoot, 30.degree.-35.degree. Angle Form single (daisy) Performance(blooming good, 21 days (18.degree.-20.degree. C.) period) Color Center of Flower/disc floret yellow-green 144B at an early stage of inflorescence, mature yellow-orange 14B Color of upper surface near red-purple 58C of the majority of theray-florets Color of lower surface red-purple 58C of the majority of the ray-florets Tonality from Distance a small pink/purple daisy Discoloration ray florets to red-purple 58D Pollen yellow-orange 14A Ray florets Texture upper side dmooth,under side smooth Number 38-45 (3 rows) Cross-section concave Longitudinal axis of majority straight Shape of tip pointed Fragrance typical chrysanthemum Disc Diameter small to medium (1.0-1.2 cm) Reproductive Organs Stamen (present in disc yellow-green, thin, .+-. 4 mm in length florets only) Pollen present, abundant Styles (present in both yellow-green, thin ray and disc florets) Style length .+-. 4 mm Stigmas yellow Stigma Width .+-. 1 mm Ovaries enclosed in calyx Plant Formspray mum meant for erect culture. Herbaceous Growth short to medium Height .+-. 100-105 cm Stem color yellow-green 146B Stem Strength strong Stem Brittleness absent Stem Anthocyanin Coloration present Internodes short (1.5-2.0 cm) FloweringResponse 8 weeks (photoperiodic controlled crop, no natural growing) Foliage Color upperside yellow-green 147A underside yellow-green 147B Size length 9 cm, width 6 cm Quantity (per single stem) 28-32 Shape egg-shaped Texture fleshy Ribs andVeins both ribs and veins well developed Edge crenated Shape of Base of Sinus round Between Lateral Lobes Margin of Sinus Between converging Lateral Lobes Shape of Base rounded Apex cuspidate Year of Discovery 1993 ______________________________________ CULTIVAR RED REFOCUS ______________________________________ Bud Size Small, cross section .+-. 1.0 cm, height .+-. 1.0 cm Outside Color red 46B Bloom Size small Fully Expanded 4-4 1/2 cm Borne upper portionsingle flower per peduncle, lower portion plural flower per peduncle Number of Blooms per average of 10 single stem Peduncle Lengths near the top .+-. 10 cm, near the middle 20 cm, near the bottom 20 cm Peduncle Lateral Shoot, medium Attachment Peduncle Lateral Shoot, 30.degree. Angle Form single (daisy) Performance (blooming good, 21 days (18.degree.-20.degree. C.) period) Color Center of Flower/disc floret yellow-green 144B at an early stage of inflorescence, mature yellow-orange14B Color of upper surface red 45A of the majority of the ray-florets Color of lower surface red 45C of the majority of the ray-florets Tonality from Distance a small red daisy Discoloration ray florets to red 45C Pollen yellow-orange 14A Ray florets Texture upper side dmooth, under side smooth Number 35-40 (2-3 rows) Cross-section concave Longitudinal axis of majority

straight Shape of tip pointed Fragrance typical chrysanthemum Disc Diameter small to medium (1.0-1.2 cm) Reproductive Organs Stamen (present in disc yellow-green, thin, .+-. 4 mm in length florets only) Pollen present, abundant Styles(present in both ray yellow-green, thin and disc florets) Style length .+-. 4 mm Stigmas yellow Stigma Width .+-. 1 mm Ovaries enclosed in calyx Plant Form spray mum meant for erect culture. Herbaceous Growth short to medium Height .+-. 95-100cm Stem color yellow-green 146B Stem Strength strong Stem Brittleness absent Stem Anthocyanin Coloration present Internodes short (1.5-2.0 cm) Flowering Response 8 weeks (photoperiodic controlled crop, no natural growing) Foliage Colorupperside yellow-green 147A underside yellow-green 147B Size length 10 cm, width 7 cm Quantity (per single stem) 28-32 Shape egg-shaped Texture fleshy Ribs and Veins both ribs and veins well developed Edge crenated Shape of Base of Sinus round Between Lateral Lobes Margin of Sinus Between converging Lateral Lobes Shape of Base rounded Apex mucronate Year of Discovery 1993 ______________________________________ CULTIVAR WHITE REFOCUS ______________________________________ Bud Sizemedium, cross section .+-. 1.5 cm, height .+-. 1.0 cm Outside Color yellow-orange 20D Bloom Size small Fully Expanded 3 1/2-4 cm Borne upper portion single flower per peduncle, lower portion plural flower per peduncle Number of Blooms average of10 per single stem Peduncle Lengths near the top .+-. 10 cm, near the middle 20 cm, near the bottom 20 cm Peduncle Lateral Shoot, medium Attachment Peduncle Lateral Shoot, 30.degree.-35.degree. Angle Form single (daisy) Performance (blooming good, 21 days (18.degree.-20.degree. C.) period) Color Center of Flower/disc floret yellow-green 144A at an early stage of inflorescence, mature yellow-orange 14B Color of upper surface pure white 155D (but whiter) of the majority of theray-florets Color of lower surface pure white 155D (but whiter) of the majority of the ray-florets Tonality from Distance a clear white small daisy Discoloration ray florets none, disc florets to yellow- orange 14B Pollen none Ray florets Texture upper side dmooth, under side smooth Number 22-26 (2 rows) Cross-section convex (no keels) Longitudinal axis of majority reflexing Shape of tip rounded Fragrance typical chrysanthemum Disc Diameter small to medium (1.2-1.5 cm) Reproductive Organs Stamen (present in disc yellow-green, thin, .+-. 4 mm in length florets only) Pollen not present Styles (present in both yellow-green, thin ray and disc florets) Style length .+-. 4 mm Stigmas yellow Stigma Width .+-. 1 mm Ovaries enclosed in calyx Plant Form spray mum meant for erect. Herbaceous Growth short to medium Height .+-. 100-105 cm Stem color yellow-green 147B Stem Strength strong Stem Brittleness present Stem Anthocyanin Coloration present Internodesshort (1.5-2.0 cm) Flowering Response 8 weeks (photoperiodic controlled crop, no natural growing) Foliage Color upperside yellow-green 147A underside yellow-green 147B Size length 9 cm, width 6 cm Quantity (per single stem) 30-35 Shapeegg-shaped Texture fleshy Ribs and Veins both ribs and veins well developed Edge crenated Shape of Base of Sinus round Between Lateral Lobes Margin of Sinus Between converging Lateral Lobes Shape of Base rounded Apex mucronate Year ofDiscovery 1995 ______________________________________

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