|Botanical Name:||Chrysanthemum ×morifolium|
Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Wendy Bergman, Syngenta Flowers, Inc., Alva, United States of America
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2008-11-24|
|Grant of Rights Termination Date:||2026-11-24|
Variety used for comparison: 'Yobutterfield' (Butterfield)
Summary: 'Yobrighton' has a taller plant and longer terminal lobe on the leaf than 'Yobutterfield'. The margins of the sinus between lateral lobes of the leaf are converging for 'Yobrighton' while they are diverging for 'Yobutterfield'. The upper side of the ray floret of 'Yobrighton' is darker yellow than that of 'Yobutterfield'. At anther dehiscence, 'Yobrighton' has a darker yellow disc than 'Yobutterfield'.
PLANT: year round cultivation for pot production, spray flowering type, 8 week response group
STEM: green, no anthocyanin colouration
LEAF: dark green, 1.7:1 length/width ratio, obtuse to truncate base, converging margins of sinus between lateral lobes
FLOWER HEAD: semi-double daisy type, self-coloured, dark yellow colour group, moderately dense ray florets
RAY FLORET: ligulate, longitudinal axis of majority is straight, concave in cross-section, mamillate to emarginate tip, yellow on upper side, light yellow with yellow mottled over-colour on lower side
DISC: yellow and green before anther dehiscence, medium yellow at anther dehiscence
DISC FLORET: enlarged tubular type
Origin & Breeding History: 'Yobrighton' 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 originated from a cross between proprietary Chrysanthemum seedling selection designated 'YB-4450' as the female parent and another proprietary Chrysanthemum seedling selection designated 'YB-6496' as the male parent. This cross was conducted by the breeder in April 1999, in Salinas, California, USA. 'Yobrighton' was discovered and selected in March 2000, as a single flowering plant among the progeny of the stated cross 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 'Yobrighton' by vegetative tip cuttings was first conducted in Fort Myers, Florida, USA in June 2000.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Yobrighton' 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 'Yobrighton' with reference variety 'Yobutterfield'
Plant height (cm)
Length of terminal lobe of leaf (cm)
Colour of ray floret (RHS)
|upper side||more yellow than 3A||4A|
|lower side||2D mottled with 3A over-colour||5C mottled with 5B over-colour|
Colour of disc (RHS)
|at anther dehiscence||12A||9A|
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