Denomination: 'Yowinnipeg'
Trade name: Winnipeg
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: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2004-04-02
Application Number: 04-4165
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-11-22
Certificate Number: 3022
Date rights surrendered: 2014-10-03

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Lansing'

Summary: The flower heads of 'Yowinnipeg' are smaller in diameter and belong to the spider sub-type whereas those of 'Lansing' belong to the decorative sub-type. The ray florets of 'Yowinnipeg' have a longer corolla tube than those of 'Lansing'.


PLANT: year round cultivation for pot production, disbud flowering type, 7 week response group, medium height
STEM: no anthocyanin colouration

LEAF: medium to long, medium width, broad wedged base
LATERAL LOBE: diverging margins of sinus
LOWER LOBE: medium to long, medium deep sinus

FLOWER HEAD: double, spider sub-type, self-coloured, pink colour group of medium intensity, medium to large diameter, no bracts among ray florets
RAY FLORET: medium length blade with long corolla tube, straight longitudinal axis of majority, spatulate apex, emarginate tip, blue pink to violet with darker blue pink over colour on upper side, light blue pink on lower side

Origin & Breeding History: 'Yowinnipeg' is a product from a planned breeding program conducted by the breeder, Mrs. Wendy R. Bergman, an employee of Yoder Brothers, Inc. in Barberton, Ohio, USA. It originated from a cross made in December 1998 in Salinas, California, USA between a proprietary Chrysanthemum seedling selection designated 'YB-4090' as the female parent and another proprietary Chrysanthemum seedling selection designated 'YB-4105' as the male parent. 'Yowinnipeg' was selected in November 1999 in Alva, Florida, USA 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 'Yowinnipeg' 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 'Yowinnipeg' with reference variety 'Lansing'

Flower head diameter (cm)

  'Yowinnipeg' 'Lansing'
mean 9.9 10.9
std. deviation 0.24 0.46

Ray floret corolla tube length (cm)

  'Yowinnipeg' 'Lansing'
mean 3.4 0.5
std. deviation 0.52 0.07

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Chrysanthemum: 'Yowinnipeg' (left) with reference variety 'Lansing' (right)

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