Honey Yograceland


Denomination: 'Honey Yograceland'
Trade name: Honey Graceland
Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Wendy Bergman, Syngenta Flowers, Inc., Alva, United States of America
Agent in Canada: Keepsake Plants, Ltd.
P.O. Box 370
268 Seacliff Drive West
Leamington, Ontario
N8H 3W3
Tel: 519-326-6121; Ext.224
Application Date: 2003-04-07
Application Number: 03-3550
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-11-22
Certificate Number: 3009
Date rights surrendered: 2008-11-21

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Orange Yoblush' (Orange Blush) and 'Pink Yograceland' (Pink Graceland)

Summary: 'Honey Yograceland' has taller plants, longer ray floret blade and a larger disc diameter than 'Orange Yoblush'. The upper side of the ray florets of 'Honey Yograceland' is light yellow brown with light orange brown over colour while it is yellow with light orange brown over colour for 'Orange Yoblush' and light blue violet with a light blue pink over colour for 'Pink Yograceland'. The disc florets of 'Honey Yograceland' are enlarged tubular type while those of 'Orange Yoblush' are tubular.


PLANT: year round cultivation for pot production, disbud flowering type, 8 week response group, medium height
PRIMARY LATERAL SHOOT: few to medium in number
STEM: no anthocyanin colouration

LEAF: short to medium length, narrow to medium width, broad wedged to truncate base
LATERAL LOBE: diverging margins of sinus
LOWER LOBE: short to medium length, shallow to medium deep sinus

FLOWER HEAD: anemone centred type, chromatic self colour type, yellow to bronze colour group of moderate intensity, very large diameter, no bracts among ray florets
RAY FLORET: long blade with medium length corolla tube, reflexed longitudinal axis of majority, concave in cross-section, mamillate tip, light yellow brown with light orange brown over colour on upper side, light yellow brown with faint orange brown under colour on lower side
DISC: yellow green before anther dehiscence, yellow after anther dehiscence, very large diameter
DISC FLORET: enlarged tubular type, massed in centre of flower head, yellow

Origin & Breeding History: 'Honey Yograceland' is a product from a mutation induction program conducted by the breeder, Mrs. Wendy R. Bergman, an employee of Yoder Brothers, Inc. in Barberton, Ohio, USA. It was created by exposing unrooted cuttings of Chrysanthemum variety 'Pink Yograceland' to x-ray radiation in August 2000 in Fort Myers, Florida, USA. Following radiation treatment, the cuttings were rooted and the terminal apices removed three times to promote lateral branching. After lateral branches from the third pinch reached sufficient size, terminal cuttings were harvested, planted and flowered. 'Honey Yograceland' was selected in January 2001 based on its uniform plant growth habit, desirable inflorescence form and floret colours, fast response time and excellent post production longevity.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Honey Yograceland' were conducted in the fall of 2006 at Yoder Canada Ltd. in Leamington, Ontario. They were performed under greenhouse conditions similar to those used in commercial Chrysanthemum production. 40 unrooted cuttings per variety were directly stuck into 15 cm pots with 4 cuttings per pot and 10 pots per variety. The pots were spaced 30 cm apart. The plants were pinched once prior to short day treatment. All plants were disbudded by removal of lateral buds. Measured characteristics were based on measurements taken from 10 plants or parts of plants on November 1, 2006. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Honey Yograceland' with reference varieties 'Orange Yoblush' and 'Pink Yograceland'

Plant height (cm)

  'Honey Yograceland' 'Orange Yoblush' 'Pink Yograceland'
mean 21.9 18.2 23.1
std. deviation 1.29 0.42 1.20

Ray floret blade length (cm)

  'Honey Yograceland' 'Orange Yoblush' 'Pink Yograceland'
mean 5.6 5.1 7.0
std. deviation 0.39 0.18 0.51

Disc diameter (cm)

  'Honey Yograceland' 'Orange Yoblush' 'Pink Yograceland'
mean 4.1 2.6 4.3
std. deviation 0.19 0.17 0.50

Ray floret colour (RHS)

  'Honey Yograceland' 'Orange Yoblush' 'Pink Yograceland'
upper side 160A with faint 163B-C over colour 6A with faint N170C-D over colour 76D with faint N74D over colour
lower side 160D with faint N170D under colour 10B 76D

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Honey Yograceland
Chrysanthemum: 'Honey Yograceland' (left) with reference varieties 'Orange Yoblush' (centre) and 'Pink Yograceland' (right)

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