Deep Yopresidio


Denomination: 'Deep Yopresidio'
Trade name: Deep Presidio
Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum ×morifolium
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: 2004-10-01
Application Number: 04-4431
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-11-24
Certificate Number: 3406
Date rights surrendered: 2014-10-03

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Yopresidio' (Presidio)

Summary: 'Deep Yopresidio' has a larger flower head diameter than 'Yopresidio'. The upper side of the ray floret is darker violet for 'Deep Yopresidio' than that of 'Yopresidio'.


PLANT: year round cultivation for pot production, spray flowering type, 8 week response group
STEM: green, no anthocyanin colouration

LEAF: dark green, 1.6:1 length/width ratio, obtuse to truncate base, diverging to parallel margins of sinus between lateral lobes

INFLORESCENCE: corymbiform
FLOWER HEAD: double decorative type, chromatic self colour type, medium pink colour group, dense ray florets
RAY FLORET: incurved inner ray florets, ligulate outer ray florets, longitudinal axis of majority is straight, inner ray florets are concave in cross-section, outer ray florets are flat to convex in cross-section, tip ranges from emarginate to mamillate to dentate, violet with darker violet over-colour on upper side, light blue violet with blue violet under-colour on lower side, mottled over-colour pattern on upper and lower sides

Origin & Breeding History: 'Deep Yopresidio' is a product of a planned breeding program conducted by the breeder, Mrs. Wendy R. Bergman, an employee of Yoder Brothers, Inc. in Barberton, Ohio, USA. It is a naturally occurring whole plant mutation of the Chrysanthemum variety 'Yopresidio'. 'Deep Yopresidio' was discovered and selected on August 14, 2002, as a single flowering plant within a population of 'Yopresidio' plants growing in a controlled environment in Fort Myers, Florida, USA. The selection of this plant was based on its uniform plant growth habit, desirable inflorescence form and floret colours, fast response time and excellent post-production longevity. Asexual reproduction of 'Deep Yopresidio' by vegetative tip cuttings was first conducted in Fort Myers, Florida, USA in October 2002.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Deep Yopresidio' were conducted in the fall of 2007 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 had the central bud removed. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on October 29, 2007. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Deep Yopresidio' with reference variety 'Yopresidio'

Flower head diameter (cm)

  'Deep Yopresidio' 'Yopresidio'
mean 8.5 7.6
std. deviation 0.40 0.39

Colour on upper side of ray floret (RHS)

  'Deep Yopresidio' 'Yopresidio'
main / background 77D whiter than 69D
over-colour 75A 75D with 75C on inner ray floret

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Chrysanthemum: 'Deep Yopresidio' (left) with reference variety 'Yopresidio' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'Deep Yopresidio' (left) with reference variety 'Yopresidio' (right)

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