Fancy Yoursula


Denomination: 'Fancy Yoursula'
Trade name: Fancy Ursula Orange
Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum ×morifolium
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Henk Dresselhuys, Fides B.V., De Lier, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2009-11-03
Application Number: 09-6781
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-09-29
Certificate Number: 4894
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2032-09-29

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Festive Ursula Coral' and 'Hannah Orange'

Summary: The plants of 'Fancy Yoursula' are smaller than the plants of 'Hannah Orange'. The length of the terminal lobe of the leaf relative to the leaf length is short to medium for 'Fancy Yoursula' whereas it is medium to long for 'Hannah Orange'. The depth of the lowest lateral sinus is shallow for 'Fancy Yoursula' while it is medium to deep for 'Hannah Orange'. 'Fancy Yoursula' has shallower indentations of the leaf margin than 'Hannah Orange'. The flower head of 'Fancy Yoursula' is smaller in diameter than the flower head of both reference varieties. The inner side of the ray floret for 'Fancy Yoursula' is light yellow brown with yellow tones and diffuse, brown red stripes while it is orange brown for 'Festive Ursula Coral', and yellow orange with diffuse, brown red stripes for 'Hannah Orange'.


PLANT: garden chrysanthemum, bushy type, hemispherical growth habit, dense branching, many flower heads, 6.5 week response group when grown with precise day length control, begins flowering very early when grown without precise day length control
STEM: green

PETIOLE: attitude is horizontal to moderately upwards, very short relative to leaf length
LEAF: medium length to width ratio, length of terminal lobe relative to leaf length is short to medium, lowest lateral sinus is shallow, margins of lowest lateral sinus are diverging, predominant shape of base is acute, medium green on upper side, few indentations of margin, very shallow indentations of margin

FLOWER BUD: outer side is orange brown (RHS 173B) with brown red (RHS 180D) tones and yellow orange (RHS 16B-C) base just before opening
FLOWER HEAD: double, low height in non-disbudded plants, dense ray florets
RAY FLORET: ligulate type, two keels on upper side, medium length corolla tube, weakly concave profile in cross-section at widest point, no rolling of margins, longitudinal axis is straight, longitudinal axis of ray floret from inner row is moderately incurved for distal quarter, low length to width ratio, dentate and mamillate tips, inner side is light yellow brown (RHS 163C) with yellow (RHS 6C) tones and red brown (RHS 180C-D) diffuse stripes, colour of outer side is markedly different from colour of inner side, outer side is light yellow (close to RHS 12C), in comparison to ray floret from inner row the colour of inner and outer sides are similar
DISC: green to yellowish with no dark spot at centre before anther dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Fancy Yoursula' originated from a naturally occurring whole plant mutation of the variety 'Festive Yoursula'. It was discovered and selected in September 2006 by the breeder, Henk Dresselhys, in De Lier, Netherands. Selection of 'Fancy Yoursula' was based on its flower colour, plant growth habit and uniform flowering habit.

Tests & Trials: The trial for 'Fancy Yoursula' was conducted as an outdoor irrigated trial during the summer of 2012 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. It included a total of 20 plants of the candidate variety and 15 plants each of the reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 20 cm pots on June 11, 2012. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants, or parts of plants, of the candidate and reference varieties on September 28, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Fancy Yoursula' with reference varieties 'Festive Ursula Coral' and 'Hannah Orange'

Plant height (cm)

  'Fancy Yoursula' 'Festive Ursula Coral' 'Hannah Orange'
mean 22.3 21.5 28.9
std. deviation 1.06 1.65 1.35

Plant width (cm)

  'Fancy Yoursula' 'Festive Ursula Coral' 'Hannah Orange'
mean 33.4 28.1 39.3
std. deviation 1.26 2.22 3.84

Flower head diameter in non-disbudded plants (cm)

  'Fancy Yoursula' 'Festive Ursula Coral' 'Hannah Orange'
mean 3.3 3.7 4.0
std. deviation 0.19 0.16 0.16

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'Fancy Yoursula' 'Festive Ursula Coral' 'Hannah Orange'
inner side 163C with 6C tones and diffuse stripes of 180C-D close to 170C-D 22A and diffuse stripes of 180C-D

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Chrysanthemum: 'Fancy Yoursula' (left) with reference varieties 'Festive Ursula Coral' (centre) and 'Hannah Orange' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'Fancy Yoursula' (left) with reference varieties 'Festive Ursula Coral' (centre) and 'Hannah Orange' (right)

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