Synjac Oranfus


Denomination: 'Synjac Oranfus'
Trade name: Jacqueline Orange Fusion
Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum ×morifolium
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Mark Smith, Syngenta Flowers, Inc., Gilroy, 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: 2009-10-30
Application Number: 09-6766
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-12-05
Certificate Number: 4231
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2029-12-05

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Festive Yoursula' (Festive Ursula)

Summary: The plants of 'Synjac Oranfus' are wider than the plants of 'Festive Yoursula'. The leaf of 'Synjac Oranfus' is shorter in length than the leaf of 'Festive Yoursula'. The length of the terminal lobe relative to the leaf length is medium for 'Synjac Oranfus' while it is short for 'Festive Yoursula'. The inner side of the ray floret of 'Synjac Oranfus' is a darker orange brown than the ray floret of 'Festive Yoursula'.


PLANT: bushy, hemispherical growth habit, dense branching, green stem

LEAF: moderately upwards attitude of petiole, medium length terminal lobe relative to leaf length, rounded base, upper side medium to dark green with absent or very weak glossiness
LOWEST LATERAL SINUS: shallow, diverging margins

INFLORESCENCE: many flower heads per plant
RAY FLORETS: medium to dense, ligulate type, upper surface with two keels, absent or very short corolla tube, flat profile in cross section at widest point, margin flat to weakly revolute, revolute part at distal half, straight longitudinal axis, ray florets at inner row with very weak to weak incurving along longitudinal axis, incurving part at distal quarter, dentate tip, inner side dark pink red (RHS N34C) with light yellow orange (RHS 23C) secondary colour distributed throughout in stripes, outer side light yellow (RHS 12D) with red pink (RHS 51C-D) in central zone and margins at apex, florets in inner row yellow orange to light yellow (RHS 14C-D) on inner side.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Synjac Oranfus' originated from a naturally occurring whole plant mutation of the parent variety 'Yojacqueline'. The variety was discovered and selected by the breeder in November 2006 in Alva, Florida, USA. Selection was based on criteria for flower colour and plant habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Synjac Oranfus' were conducted in an outdoor irrigated trial during the summer of 2010 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants of each variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 20 cm pots on June 29, 2010. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on September 21, 2010. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Synjac Oranfus' with reference variety 'Festive Yoursula'

Plant width (cm)

  'Synjac Oranfus' 'Festive Yoursula'
mean 41.2 37.9
std. deviation 2.07 0.99

Leaf length (cm)

  'Synjac Oranfus' 'Festive Yoursula'
mean 3.3 4.0
std. deviation 0.35 0.21

colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'Synjac Oranfus' 'Festive Yoursula'
inner side - main N34C, aging to 23C N34D, aging to 20C-D
inner side - secondary 23C, aging to N34C 20D, aging to N34D to 34D

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Chrysanthemum: 'Synjac Oranfus' (left) with reference variety 'Festive Yoursula' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'Synjac Oranfus' (left) with reference variety 'Festive Yoursula' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'Synjac Oranfus' (left) with reference variety 'Festive Yoursula' (right)

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