Yolake Placid


Denomination: 'Yolake Placid'
Trade name: Lake Placid
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: 2008-10-02
Application Number: 08-6445
Date Withdrawn: 2013-03-27

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Yonew York' (New York)

Summary: The leaf margin of 'Yolake Placid' has many indentations while the leaf blade of 'Yonew York' has a medium number of indentations. The ray floret of 'Yolake Placid' has a weakly convex profile in cross section while the ray floret of 'Yonew York' has a strongly concave profile. The inner side of the ray floret of 'Yolake Placid' have no secondary colour while the inner side of the ray floret of 'Yonew York' has a blush of light blue violet secondary colour. The ray florets from the inner rows of 'Yolake Placid' are white with violet and blue pink at the apex while the ray florets from the inner rows of 'Yonew York' are white with blue pink at the apex.


PLANT: bushy type, upright to semi-upright growth habit, green stem

PETIOLE: moderately upwards attitude, medium to long relative to leaf length
LEAF: terminal lobe long to very long relative to leaf length, lowest lateral sinus deep with parallel to converging margins, base obtuse and truncate, upper side medium green with absent or weak glossiness, many deep margin indentations

FLOWER: many flower heads per plant, outer side of bud violet (RHS 75B), daisy-eyed double head type
RAY FLORETS: dense, predominantly ligulate type with incurved secondary type, upper surface with two or more keels, short corolla tube, weakly convex in cross section at widest point, weakly involute margin at distal quarter, straight to weak reflexing along distal half of longitudinal axis, ray florets from inner rows with medium incurving along longitudinal axis at distal half, tip emarginate to dentate
RAY FLORET: inner side white (RHS NN155D) with occasional violet (RHS 75A) streaks, outer side white (RHS NN155D) with a blush of light blue violet (RHS 76C), inner side of ray florets from inner rows white (RHS NN155D) with violet (RHS 75A) and blue pink (RHS N74D) at tip
DISC: green before anther dehiscence with no dark spot at centre, yellowish green at anther dehiscence.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Yolake Placid' originated from a controlled pollination conducted in February 2003 in Salinas, California, USA. The female parent was a proprietary seedling designated YB-A3813 and the male parent was a proprietary seedling designated YB-A3951. The new variety was selected in November 2004 in Fort Myers, Florida. The selection criteria included flower colour and form, flowering response time, suitability for production, spreading growth habit, strong stems and excellent post production longevity. Asexual reproduction by vegetative tip cuttings was first conducted in Fort Myers, Florida, USA in February 2005.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Yolake Placid' were conducted in a greenhouse trial during the Fall of 2011 in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. On August 8, 2011, fifty unrooted cuttings were directly stuck into 15 cm pots, with 5 cuttings per pot. The trial included a total of 10 pots of each variety spaced 30 cm apart. Plants were pinched once prior to short day treatment. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on November 8, 2011. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Yolake Placid' with reference variety 'Yonew York'

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'Yolake Placid' 'Yonew York'
inner side - main NN155D, occasional streaks of 75A NN155D
inner side - secondary N/A 69C

Colour of ray floret from inner row (RHS)

  'Yolake Placid' 'Yonew York'
inner side NN155D with 75A - N74D tip NN155D with 64D tip

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Chrysanthemum: 'Yolake Placid' (left) with reference variety 'Yonew York' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'Yolake Placid' (left) with reference variety 'Yonew York' (right)

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