Yellow Yograceland

Chrysanthemum

Denomination: 'Yellow Yograceland'
Trade name: Yellow Graceland
Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum ×morifolium
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Basel
4058
Switzerland
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
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2004-10-01
Application Number: 04-4428
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-05-22
Certificate Number: 3208
Date rights surrendered: 2013-03-27

Variety Description

Description:

PLANT: short to medium height, eight (8) week response group
STEM: very short to short internode, medium diameter, yellow-green (RHS 144A), anthocyanin colouration present at the nodes and along the ribs, medium strength, no brittleness, round in cross section
LATERAL SHOOT: medium strength attachment to stem, medium angle between lateral shoot and stem

STIPULE: small
LEAF: medium length and width, medium to high length/width ratio, medium thickness, fleshy texture, medium serration, green (between RHS 137A and 139A), long lower lobe, rounded base, mucronate apex
LEAF SINUS: round shape of base, claw present in base, converging margins

PEDUNCLE: medium thickness, medium to long (terminal flower head only)
INFLORESCENCE: corymbiform, high to very number of flower heads
FLOWER HEAD: double type, small diameter, low to medium height, five or less rows of involucral bracts, no involucral bracts among ray florets
RAY FLORET (GENERAL): very short to short corolla tube, concave in cross-section, low to medium length/width ratio, two keels, medium thickness, low to medium number, textured surface, mamillate tip
RAY FLORET (MAJORITY): incurving along longitudinal axis with very weak to weak strength along the distal half, yellow (RHS 6A) on outer side with faint tinge of red between the ribs in the distal half, yellow (RHS 9A to 12A) on inner side
RAY FLORET (OUTER ROW): incurving along longitudinal axis with very weak to weak strength along the distal half, short to medium, medium to broad
RAY FLORET (INNER ROWS): yellow (RHS 6A) on outer side with faint tinge of red between the ribs in the distal half, yellow (RHS 9A to 12A) on inner side

DISC: type 3 distribution of disc florets (numerous, typically 50 - 100, a few often scattered among the ray florets but the majority forming a sub-discoid cluster at the apex of the receptacle which becomes visible as the flower head matures)
DISC FLORET: short to medium length, tubular, yellow
RECEPTACLE: small diameter, domed flat shape

Origin & Breeding History: 'Yellow Yograceland' originated from a naturally occurring whole plant mutation of the chrysanthemum variety 'Honey Yograceland'. The variety was selected as a single flowering plant within a population of plants in December, 2002, in Fort Myers, Florida, USA. The selection of this plant was based on its uniform plant growth habit, desirable inflorescence form, floret colours, fast response time and excellent post production longevity. Asexual reproduction by vegetative tip cuttings was first conducted in Fort Myers, Florida, USA in February 2003.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Yellow Yograceland' is based on the UPOV Report of Technical Examination, application number 2004/2336, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office in Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the National Institute for Agricultural Botany in Cambridge, United Kingdom, in 2005. Colour determinations were made using the second edition (1986) Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) colour chart.

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Yellow Yograceland
Chrysanthemum: 'Yellow Yograceland'

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